36 Therefore thus says Yahweh,
“Behold, I am going to plead your case
And exact full vengeance for you;
And I will dry up her sea
And make her fountain dry. 37
Babylon will become a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals,
An object of horror and hissing, without inhabitants. 38
They will roar together like young lions;
They will growl like lions’ cubs. 39
When they become heated up, I will set before them their feast
And make them drunk, that they may exult
And may sleep a perpetual sleep
And not wake up,” declares Yahweh. 40
“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter,
Like rams together with male goats.
“How Sheshak has been captured,
And the praise of the whole earth been seized!
How Babylon has become an object of horror among the nations! 42
The sea has come up over Babylon;
She has been covered with its tumultuous waves. 43
Her cities have become an object of horror,
A parched land, and a desert,
A land in which no man lives
And through which no son of man passes. 44
I will punish Bel in Babylon,
And I will make what he has swallowed come out of his mouth;
And the nations will no longer stream to him.
Even the wall of Babylon has fallen down!