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Jeremiah 50:21 - 50:30

“Against the land of Merathaim, go up against it,
And against the inhabitants of Pekod.
Put them to the sword and devote them to destruction,” declares Yahweh,
“And do according to all that I have commanded you.
The noise of battle is in the land,
And great destruction.
How the hammer of the whole earth
Has been cut in pieces and broken!
How Babylon has become
An object of horror among the nations!
I set a snare for you, and you were also caught, O Babylon,
But you yourself did not know;
You have been found and also seized
Because you have engaged in conflict with Yahweh.”
Yahweh has opened His armory
And has brought forth the weapons of His indignation,
For it is a work of Lord Yahweh of hosts
In the land of the Chaldeans.
Come to her from the farthest border;
Open up her barns;
Pile her up like heaps,
And devote her to destruction;
Let nothing of her remain.
Put all her young bulls to the sword;
Let them go down to the slaughter!
Woe be upon them, for their day has come,
The time of their punishment.

There is a sound of those who flee and escape from the land of Babylon,
To declare in Zion the vengeance of Yahweh our God,
Vengeance for His temple.

“Summon many against Babylon,
All those who bend the bow:
Encamp against her on every side,
Let there be no escape.
Repay her according to her work;
According to all that she has done, so do to her;
For she has become arrogant against Yahweh,
Against the Holy One of Israel.
Therefore her young men will fall in her open squares,
And all her men of war will be silenced in that day,” declares Yahweh.