Bible: Jer 50:11-17

50:11People of Babylonia, 1  you plundered my people. 2 

That made you happy and glad.

You frolic about like calves in a pasture. 3 

Your joyous sounds are like the neighs of a stallion. 4 

50:12 But Babylonia will be put to great shame.

The land where you were born 5  will be disgraced.

Indeed, 6  Babylonia will become the least important of all nations.

It will become a dry and barren desert.

50:13 After I vent my wrath on it Babylon will be uninhabited. 7 

It will be totally desolate.

All who pass by will be filled with horror and will hiss out their scorn

because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 8 

50:14Take up your battle positions all around Babylon,

all you soldiers who are armed with bows. 9 

Shoot 10  all your arrows at her! Do not hold any back! 11 

For she has sinned against the Lord.

50:15 Shout the battle cry from all around the city.

She will throw up her hands in surrender. 12 

Her towers 13  will fall.

Her walls will be torn down.

Because I, the Lord, am wreaking revenge, 14 

take out your vengeance on her!

Do to her as she has done!

50:16 Kill all the farmers who sow the seed in the land of Babylon.

Kill all those who wield the sickle at harvest time. 15 

Let all the foreigners return to their own people.

Let them hurry back to their own lands

to escape destruction by that enemy army. 16 

50:17The people of Israel are like scattered sheep

which lions have chased away.

First the king of Assyria devoured them. 17 

Now last of all King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has gnawed their bones. 18 

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