NASB — Jeremiah 50 — KJV

Prophecy against Babylon

1 The word which the LORD spoke concerning aBabylon, the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:
  2aDeclare and proclaim among the nations.
  Proclaim it and blift up a standard.
  Do not conceal [it but] say,
  ‘cBabylon has been captured,
  dBel has been put to shame, IMarduk has been IIshattered;
  Her eimages have been put to shame, her idols have been shattered.’
3 For a nation has come up against her out of the anorth; it will make her land ban object of horror, and there will be cno inhabitant in it. Both man and beast have wandered off, they have gone away!

[1] aGn 10:10; 11:9; 2K 17:24; Is 13:1; 47:1; Dn 1:1; Rv 14:8
[2] IHeb Merodach IIOr dismayed aJr 4:16 bJr 51:27 cJr 51:31 dIs 46:1 eJr 51:47
[3] aIs 13:17; Jr 50:9; 51:11, 27 bIs 14:22, 23; Jr 50:13 cJr 9:10, 11; Zp 1:3

4 ¶ “In those days and at that time,” declares the LORD, “the sons of Israel will come, [both] they and the sons of Judah aas well; they will go along bweeping as they go, and it will be cthe LORD their God they will seek. 5 They will aask for the way to Zion, [turning] their faces Iin its direction; IIthey IIIwill come that they may join themselves to the LORD [in] an beverlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.

[4] aIs 11:12, 13; Jr 3:18; 31:31; 33:7; Ho 1:11 bEzr 3:12, 13; Ps 126:5; Jr 31:9 cHo 3:5
[5] ILit hither IIM.T. reads come ye! IIIOr will have come aIs 35:8; Jr 6:16 bIs 55:3; Jr 32:40; He 8:6-10

  6 ¶ “My people have become alost sheep;
  bTheir shepherds have led them astray.
  They have made them turn aside [on] the cmountains;
  They have gone along from mountain to hill
  And have forgotten their dresting place.
  7 “All who came upon them have devoured them;
  And their adversaries have said, ‘aWe are not guilty,
  Inasmuch as they have sinned against the LORD [who is] the bhabitation of righteousness,
  Even the LORD, the chope of their fathers.’

[6] aIs 53:6; Ezk 34:15, 16; Mt 9:36; 10:6 bJr 23:11-14 cJr 13:16; Ezk 34:6 dJr 33:12; 50:19
[7] aJr 2:3; Zc 11:5 bJr 31:23; 40:2, 3 cPs 22:4; Jr 14:8; 17:13

  8 ¶ “Wander away from the amidst of Babylon
  And Igo forth from the land of the Chaldeans;
  Be also like male goats IIat the head of the flock.
  9 “For behold, I am going to aarouse and bring up against Babylon
  A horde of great nations from the land of the north,
  And they will draw up [their] battle lines against her;
  From there she will be taken captive.
  Their arrows will be like Ian expert warrior
  Who does not return empty-handed.
  10IaChaldea will become plunder;
  All who plunder her will have enough,” declares the LORD.

[8] IAnother reading is let them go forth IIOr in front of aIs 48:20; Jr 51:6; Rv 18:4
[9] ISo some mss and versions; M.T. reads a warrior who makes childless aJr 51:1
[10] IOr the Chaldeans aJr 51:24, 35; Ezk 11:24

  11 ¶ “Because you are glad, because you are jubilant,
  O you who apillage My heritage,
  Because you skip about Ilike a threshing bheifer
  And neigh like IIstallions,
  12 Your amother Iwill be greatly ashamed,
  She who gave you birth Iwill be humiliated.
  Behold, [she will be] the least of the nations,
  A bwilderness, a parched land and a desert.
  13 “Because of the indignation of the LORD she will anot be inhabited,
  But she will be bcompletely desolate;
  Everyone who passes by Babylon cwill be horrified
  And will hiss because of all her wounds.
  14 “Draw up your battle lines against Babylon on every side,
  All you who Ibend the bow;
  Shoot at her, do not be sparing with [your] arrows,
  For she has asinned against the LORD.
  15 “Raise your battle cry against her on every side!
  She has agiven Iherself up, her pillars have fallen,
  Her bwalls have been torn down.
  For this is the cvengeance of the LORD:
  Take vengeance on her;
  dAs she has done [to others, so] do to her.
  16 “Cut off the asower from Babylon
  And the one who wields the sickle at the time of harvest;
  From before Ithe bsword of the oppressor
  cThey will each turn back to his own people
  And they will each flee to his own land.

[11] IAnother reading is in the grass IILit mighty ones aJr 12:14 bJr 46:20
[12] IOr has become aJr 15:9 bJr 22:6; 51:43
[13] aJr 34:22 bJr 51:26 cJr 18:16; 49:17
[14] ILit tread (in order to string) aHab 2:8, 17
[15] ILit her hand a1Ch 29:24; 2Ch 30:8; Lm 5:6 bJr 50:44; 51:58 cJr 46:10 dPs 137:8; Rv 18:6
[16] IOr the oppressing sword aJol 1:11 bJr 25:38; 46:16 cIs 13:14

17 ¶ “Israel is a ascattered Iflock, the blions have driven [them] away. The first one [who] devoured him was the cking of Assyria, and this last one [who] has broken his bones is dNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. 18 Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: ‘Behold, I am going to punish the king of Babylon and his land, just as I apunished the king of Assyria. 19 And I will abring Israel back to his pasture and he will graze on Carmel and Bashan, and his Idesire will be satisfied in the bhill country of Ephraim and Gilead. 20 In those days and at that time,’ declares the LORD, ‘search will be made for the iniquity of Israel, but athere will be none; and for the sins of Judah, but they will not be found; for I will pardon those bwhom I leave as a remnant.’

[17] ILit sheep aJol 3:2 bJr 2:15; 4:7 c2K 15:19; 17:6; 18:9-13 d2K 24:1, 10-12; 25:1-7
[18] aIs 10:12; Ezk 31:3, 11, 12; Na 3:7, 18, 19
[19] ILit soul aIs 65:10; Jr 31:10; 33:12; Ezk 34:13 bJr 31:6
[20] aIs 43:25; Jr 31:34; Mi 7:19 bIs 1:9

  21 ¶ “Against the land of IMerathaim, go up against it,
  And against the inhabitants of IIaPekod.
  Slay and IIIutterly destroy them,” declares the LORD,
  “And do according to all that I have commanded you.
  22 “The anoise of battle is in the land,
  And great destruction.
  23 “How the ahammer of the whole earth
  Has been cut off and broken!
  How Babylon has become
  An object of horror among the nations!
  24 “I aset a snare for you and you were also bcaught, O Babylon,
  While you yourself were not aware;
  You have been found and also seized
  Because you have engaged in cconflict with the LORD.”
  25 The LORD has opened His armory
  And has brought forth the aweapons of His indignation,
  For it is a bwork of the Lord IGOD of hosts
  In the land of the Chaldeans.
  26 Come to her from the Ifarthest border;
  aOpen up her barns,
  Pile her up like heaps
  And IIbutterly destroy her,
  Let nothing be left to her.
  27 aPut all her young bulls to the sword;
  Let them bgo down to the slaughter!
  Woe be upon them, for their cday has come,
  The time of their punishment.

[21] IOr Double Rebellion IIOr Punishment IIILit put under the ban aEzk 23:23
[22] aJr 4:19-21; 51:54-56
[23] aJr 51:20-24
[24] aJr 48:43, 44 bJr 51:31; Dn 5:30, 31 cJb 9:4; 40:2, 9
[25] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD aIs 13:5 bJr 50:15; 51:12, 25, 55
[26] ILit end IILit put under the ban aIs 45:3; Jr 50:10 bIs 14:23
[27] aIs 34:7 bJr 48:10 cPs 37:13; Jr 46:21; 48:44; Ezk 7:7

  28 ¶ There is a asound of fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon,
  To declare in Zion the bvengeance of the LORD our God,
  Vengeance for His ctemple.

[28] aIs 48:20 bPs 149:6-9; Jr 50:15; 51:10 cLm 1:10; 2:6, 7

  29 ¶ “Summon Imany against Babylon,
  All those who IIbend the bow:
  Encamp against her on every side,
  Let there be no escapeIII.
  Repay her according to her work;
  aAccording to all that she has done, [so] do to her;
  For she has become barrogant against the LORD,
  Against the Holy One of Israel.
  30 “Therefore her ayoung men will fall in her streets,
  And all her men of war will be Ibsilenced in that day,” declares the LORD.
  31 “Behold, aI am against you, O Iarrogant one,”
  Declares the Lord IIGOD of hosts,
  “For your day has come,
  The time IIIwhen I will punish you.
  32 “The Iaarrogant one will stumble and fall
  With no one to raise him up;
  And I will bset fire to his cities
  And it will devour all his environs.”

[29] IAnother reading is archers IILit tread (in order to string) IIISome mss add to her aPs 137:8; Jr 50:15; 51:56; 2Th 1:6 bEx 10:3; Jr 49:16; Dn 4:37
[30] IOr made lifeless or destroyed aIs 13:17, 18; Jr 9:21; 18:21; 49:26; 51:4 bJr 51:57
[31] ILit arrogance IIHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD IIIAnother reading is of your punishment aJr 21:13; Na 2:13
[32] ILit arrogance aIs 10:12-15 bJr 21:14; 49:27

  33 ¶ Thus says the LORD of hosts,
  “The sons of Israel are oppressed,
  And the sons of Judah as well;
  And aall who took them captive have held them fast,
  They have refused to let them go.
  34 “Their aRedeemer is strong, bthe LORD of hosts is His name;
  He will vigorously cplead their case
  So that He may dbring rest to Ithe earth,
  But turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.
  35 “A asword against the Chaldeans,” declares the LORD,
  “And against the inhabitants of Babylon
  And against her bofficials and her cwise men!
  36 “A sword against the aoracle priests, and they will become fools!
  A sword against her bmighty men, and they will be Icshattered!
  37 “A sword against Itheir ahorses and against Itheir chariots
  And against all the IIbforeigners who are in the midst of her,
  And they will become cwomen!
  A sword against her treasures, and they will be plundered!
  38 “A Iadrought on her waters, and they will be dried up!
  For it is a land of bidols,
  And they are mad over fearsome idols.

[33] aIs 14:17; 58:6
[34] IOr their land aPv 23:11; Is 43:14; Jr 15:21; 31:11; Rv 18:8 bIs 47:4; Jr 32:18; 51:19 cJr 51:36; Mi 7:9 dIs 14:3-7
[35] aJr 47:6; Ho 11:6 bDn 5:1, 2 cDn 5:7, 8
[36] IOr dismayed aIs 44:25 bJr 49:22 cNa 3:13
[37] ILit his IILit mixed multitude aPs 20:7, 8; Jr 51:21, 22 bJr 25:20; Ezk 30:5 cJr 48:41; 51:30; Na 3:13
[38] IAnother reading is sword aIs 44:27; Jr 51:32, 36; Rv 16:12 bIs 46:1, 6, 7

  39 ¶ “Therefore the adesert creatures will live [there] along with the jackals;
  The ostriches also will live in it,
  And it will bnever again be inhabited
  Or dwelt in from generation to generation.
  40 “As when God overthrew aSodom
  And Gomorrah with its neighbors,” declares the LORD,
  “No man will live there,
  Nor will [any] son of man reside in it.

[39] aIs 13:21; 34:14; Rv 18:2 bIs 13:20; Jr 25:12
[40] aGn 19:24, 25; Is 13:19; Jr 49:18; Lk 17:28-30; 2P 2:6; Jde 7

  41 ¶ “Behold, a people is coming afrom the north,
  And a great nation and many kings
  Will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.
  42 “They aseize [their] bow and javelin;
  They are bcruel and have no mercy.
  Their cvoice roars like the sea;
  And they ride on dhorses,
  eMarshalled like a man for the battle
  Against you, O daughter of Babylon.
  43 “The aking of Babylon has heard the report about them,
  And his hands hang limp;
  bDistress has gripped him,
  Agony like a woman in childbirth.

[41] aIs 13:2-5; Jr 6:22; 50:3, 9; 51:27, 28
[42] aJr 6:23 bIs 13:17, 18; 47:6 cIs 5:30 dJr 8:16; 47:3; Hab 1:8 eJr 50:9, 14; Jol 2:5
[43] aJr 51:31 bJr 30:6; 49:24

44 ¶ “aBehold, one will come up like a lion from the Ithicket of the Jordan to IIa perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make them run away from it, and whoever is bchosen I will appoint over it. For who is clike Me, and who will summon Me [into court]? And who then is the shepherd who can dstand before Me?” 45 Therefore hear the aplan of the LORD which He has planned against Babylon, and His purposes which He has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: bsurely they will drag them off, [even] the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their Ipasture desolate because of them. 46 At the Ishout, “Babylon has been seized!” the aearth is shaken, and an boutcry is heard among the nations.

[44] ILit pride IIOr an enduring habitation aJr 49:19-21 bNu 16:5 cIs 46:9 dJb 41:10; Jr 30:21
[45] IOr habitation aPs 33:11; Is 14:24; Jr 51:10, 11 bJr 49:20
[46] ILit voice aJr 10:10; 49:21; Ezk 26:18; 31:16 bIs 5:7; 15:5; Jr 46:12; 51:54; Ezk 27:28


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The judgment of Babylon.

1 ¶ The word that the LORD spake against Babylon [and] against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. 2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, [and] conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces. 3 For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.

[1] Gn 11:31; 2S 23:2; Jb 1:17; Ps 137:8; Is 13:1; 14:4; 21:1; 23:13; 47:1; Jr 25:26; 27:7; 51:1; Hab 2:5; Ac 7:4; 2P 1:21; Rv 18:1.
[2] Ezr 1:7; Ps 64:9; 96:3; Is 12:4; 13:2; 21:9; 37:19; 39:1; 46:1; 48:6; 66:18; Jr 6:18; 31:10; 43:12; 46:14; 50:2, 46; 51:8, 44, 47, 52; 52:31; Dn 1:2; Zp 2:11; Rv 14:6, 8; 18:2.
[3] Gn 6:7; Ex 12:12; Is 13:5, 6, 17, 19, 20; 14:22; Jr 7:20; 21:6; 50:9, 12, 35, 41; 51:8, 11, 25, 27, 37, 48, 62; Zp 1:3; Rv 18:21.

The redemption of Israel.

4 ¶ In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. 5 They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, [saying], Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant [that] shall not be forgotten. 6 My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away [on] the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace. 7 All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers. 8 Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.

[4] Ezr 3:12; Ps 105:4; 126:4; Is 11:12; 14:1; 45:19; 55:6; 63:4; Jr 3:16, 18; 29:12; 30:10; 31:6, 9, 31; 33:6, 7, 15; 50:19, 20, 33; 51:47; Ezk 37:16; 39:25; Ho 1:11; 3:5; Jol 2:12; Zc 8:21; 12:10; Jm 4:9.
[5] Gn 17:7; 2S 23:5; 1K 19:10, 14; Ps 25:8; 84:7; Is 2:3; 35:8; 55:3; 56:6; Jr 6:16; 31:31; 32:40; Mi 4:1; Jn 7:17; Ac 11:23; 2Co 8:5; He 8:6.
[6] Ps 23:2; 32:7; 90:1; 91:1; 116:7; 119:176; So 1:7; Is 30:15; 32:2; 53:6; 56:10; Jr 2:20, 32; 3:6, 23; 10:21; 23:11; 50:17; Ezk 34:4, 6, 14, 25; Zc 11:4; Mt 9:36; 10:6; 15:24; 18:11; Lk 15:4; 1P 2:25.
[7] Ps 22:4; 79:7; 90:1; 91:1; Is 9:12; 47:6; 56:9; Jr 2:3; 12:7; 14:8; 31:23; 40:2; 50:17, 33; Dn 9:6, 16; Zc 1:15; 11:5; 1Ti 1:1.
[8] Nu 16:26; Pv 30:31; Is 48:20; 52:1; Jr 51:6, 45; Zc 2:6; 2Co 6:17; Rv 18:4.

The judgment of Babylon.

9 ¶ For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows [shall be] as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain. 10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD. 11 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; 12 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations [shall be] a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. 13 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. 14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. 15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it [is] the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her. 16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.

[9] 2S 1:22; Ezr 1:1; Is 13:2, 17, 18; 21:2; 41:25; 45:1; Jr 15:14; 50:3, 14, 21, 26, 29, 41; 51:1, 11, 27.
[10] Is 33:4, 23; 45:3; Jr 25:12; 27:7; Rv 17:16.
[11] Dt 32:15; Ps 22:12; 74:2; 79:1; 83:1; Pv 17:5; Is 10:6; 47:6; Jr 5:8, 28; 46:21; 50:17, 27; 51:34; Lm 1:21; 2:15; 4:21; Ezk 25:3, 15; 26:2; Ho 10:11; Am 4:1; Ob 1:12; Zc 2:8; 14:1, 12.
[12] Is 13:20; 14:22; 23:13; Jr 25:12, 26; 49:2; 50:35; 51:25, 43, 62; Ga 4:26; Rv 17:5; 18:21.
[13] Jb 27:23; Is 14:4; Jr 18:16; 19:8; 25:12; 49:17; 51:37; Lm 2:15; Hab 2:6; Zp 2:15; Zc 1:15.
[14] 1S 17:20; 2S 10:9; Ps 51:4; Is 5:28; 13:4, 17; Jr 46:9; 49:35; 50:7, 9, 11, 29, 42; 51:2, 11, 27; Hab 2:8, 17; Rv 17:5.
[15] Dt 32:35, 41, 43; Jsh 6:5, 20; Jg 1:6; 1S 15:33; 1Ch 29:24; 2Ch 30:8; Ps 94:1; 137:8; 149:7; Is 59:17; 61:2; 63:4; Jr 46:10; 50:14, 28, 29; 51:6, 11, 14, 25, 36, 44, 58, 64; Lm 5:6; Ezk 17:18; 21:22; Na 1:2; Mt 7:2; Lk 21:22; Ro 3:5; 12:19; 2Th 1:8; Jm 2:13; Rv 16:6; 18:6; 19:2.
[16] Is 13:14; Jr 46:16; 51:9, 23; Jol 1:11; Am 5:16.

The redemption of Israel.

17 ¶ Israel [is] a scattered sheep; the lions have driven [him] away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones. 18 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. 19 And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. 20 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and [there shall be] none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve.

[17] 2K 15:29; 17:6; 18:9; 24:1; 2Ch 28:20; 32:1; 33:11; 36:1; Is 7:17; 8:7; 10:5; 36:1; 47:6; Jr 2:15; 5:6; 23:1; 39:1; 49:19; 50:6; 51:34, 38; 52:1; Ezk 34:5, 12; Dn 6:24; Jol 3:2; Mt 9:36; Lk 15:4; Jn 10:10; 1P 2:25.
[18] Is 37:36; Ezk 31:3; Na 1:1; Zp 2:13.
[19] Nu 32:1; Jsh 17:15; So 6:5; Is 33:9; 35:2; 65:9, 10; Jr 3:18; 23:3; 24:6; 30:10, 18; 31:6, 8, 14, 25; 32:37; 33:7; 50:4; Ezk 11:17; 34:13; 36:24, 33; 37:21; 38:8; 39:25; Am 9:14; Ob 1:17, 19; Mi 7:14, 18.
[20] Nu 23:21; Ps 103:12; Is 1:9; 11:1; 43:25; 44:22; Jr 31:34; 33:15; 44:14; 50:4; Mi 7:19; Ac 3:19, 26; Ro 5:16; 6:13; 8:33; 11:6, 26; He 8:10; 10:17; 2P 3:15.

The judgment of Babylon.

21 ¶ Go up against the land of Merathaim, [even] against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee. 22 A sound of battle [is] in the land, and of great destruction. 23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! 24 I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD. 25 The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this [is] the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. 26 Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left. 27 Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation. 28 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple. 29 Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel. 30 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD. 31 Behold, I [am] against thee, [O thou] most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time [that] I will visit thee. 32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.

[21] Nu 31:14; 1S 15:3, 11; 2S 16:11; 2K 18:25; 2Ch 36:23; Is 10:6; 44:28; 48:14; Jr 34:22; 48:10; 50:3, 9, 15; Ezk 23:23.
[22] Is 21:2; Jr 4:19; 51:54.
[23] Is 14:4, 12; Jr 51:20; Rv 18:16.
[24] Ex 10:3; Jb 9:4; 40:2, 9; Ec 9:12; Is 13:11; 21:3; 45:9; Jr 51:8, 31, 57; Dn 5:30; 2Th 2:4; Rv 18:7.
[25] Ps 45:3, 5; Is 13:2, 17; 14:22; 21:7; 46:10; 48:14; Jr 50:15, 35; 51:11, 12, 20, 25, 55; Am 3:6; Rv 18:8.
[26] Is 5:26; 10:6; 14:23; 25:10; 45:3; 63:3; Jr 50:10, 13, 15, 23, 41; 51:25, 27, 44, 64; Mi 7:10; Rv 14:19; 18:21; 19:15.
[27] Ps 22:12; 37:13; Is 34:7; Jr 27:7; 46:21; 48:44; 50:11, 31; Lm 1:21; Ezk 7:5; 39:17; Rv 16:17; 18:10; 19:17.
[28] Ps 149:6; Is 48:20; Jr 50:15; 51:10, 50; Lm 1:10; 2:6; Dn 5:3, 23; Zc 12:2.
[29] Ex 10:3; Ps 137:8; Is 14:13; 37:23; 47:10; Jr 50:9, 14, 15, 24, 26, 32; 51:56; Dn 4:37; 5:23; 11:36; 2Th 2:4; Rv 13:5; 16:6; 18:6.
[30] Is 13:15; Jr 9:21; 18:21; 48:15; 49:26; 50:36; 51:3, 56; Rv 6:15; 19:18.
[31] Jb 40:11; Jr 21:13; 48:29; 49:16; 50:27, 29, 32; 51:25; Ezk 5:8; 29:3, 9; 38:3; 39:1; Dn 4:30; Na 2:13; 3:5; Hab 2:4; Jm 4:6; 1P 5:5.
[32] Dt 32:22; Pv 16:18; 18:12; Is 10:12; 14:13; Jr 21:14; 49:27; 51:26, 64; Ezk 28:2; Dn 5:20, 23; Am 1:4, 7, 10, 12, 14; 2:2, 5; Rv 18:8.

The redemption of Israel.

33 ¶ Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah [were] oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go. 34 Their Redeemer [is] strong; the LORD of hosts [is] his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.

[33] Ex 5:2; 8:2; 9:2, 17; Is 14:17; 47:6; 49:24; 51:23; 52:4; 58:6; Jr 34:15; 50:7, 17; 51:34; Zc 1:15.
[34] Ex 6:6; Ps 35:1; 43:1; Pv 22:23; 23:11; Is 14:3; 41:14; 43:14; 44:6, 23; 47:4; 51:22; 54:5; Jr 51:36; Mi 4:10; 7:9; 2Th 1:6; Rv 18:8; 19:1.

The judgment of Babylon.

35 ¶ A sword [is] upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise [men]. 36 A sword [is] upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword [is] upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. 37 A sword [is] upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that [are] in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword [is] upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed. 38 A drought [is] upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it [is] the land of graven images, and they are mad upon [their] idols. 39 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell [there], and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. 40 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour [cities] thereof, saith the LORD; [so] shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein. 41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. 42 They shall hold the bow and the lance: they [are] cruel, and will not