Bible: Jer. 51:1-14
“I will cause a destructive wind 1 to blow
51:2 I will send people to winnow Babylonia like a wind blowing away chaff. 4
They will winnow her and strip her land bare. 5
This will happen when 6 they come against her from every direction,
when it is time to destroy her. 7
51:3 Do not give her archers time to string their bows
or to put on their coats of armor. 8
Do not spare any of her young men.
Completely destroy 9 her whole army.
mortally wounded in the streets of her cities. 12
51:5 “For Israel and Judah will not be forsaken 13
by their God, the
For the land of Babylonia is 15 full of guilt
against the Holy One of Israel. 16
51:6 Get out of Babylonia quickly, you foreign people. 17
Flee to save your lives.
Do not let yourselves be killed because of her sins.
For it is time for the
51:7 Babylonia had been a gold cup in the
She had made the whole world drunk.
The nations had drunk from the wine of her wrath. 20
So they have all gone mad. 21
51:8 But suddenly Babylonia will fall and be destroyed. 22
Cry out in mourning over it!
Get medicine for her wounds!
Perhaps she can be healed!
51:9 Foreigners living there will say, 23
‘We tried to heal her, but she could not be healed.
Let’s leave Babylonia 24 and each go back to his own country.
For judgment on her will be vast in its proportions.
It will be like it is piled up to heaven, stacked up into the clouds.’ 25
51:10 The exiles from Judah will say, 26
Come on, let’s go and proclaim in Zion
51:11 “Sharpen 28 your arrows!
Fill your quivers! 29
For he intends to destroy Babylonia.
For that is how the
how he will get his revenge for the Babylonians’ destruction of his temple. 32
51:12 Give the signal to attack Babylon’s wall! 33
Bring more guards! 34
Post them all around the city! 35
Put men in ambush! 36
He will do what he said he would do to the people of Babylon. 37
51:13 “You who live along the rivers of Babylon, 38
the time of your end has come.
You who are rich in plundered treasure,
it is time for your lives to be cut off. 39
‘I will fill your land with enemy soldiers.
They will swarm over it like locusts. 42
They will raise up shouts of victory over it.’