1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 The severe judgment of God against Babylon in revenge of Israel. 59 Jeremiah delivereth the book of this prophecy to Seraiah, to be cast unto Euphrates, in token of the perpetual sinking of Babylon.
51:2 And I will send to Babylon winnowers, And they shall winnow her, And shall empty her land,For they are against her round about, in the day of calamity.
51:3 Let not the archer tread his bow, Nor lift himself up in his coat of mail,And do not spare her young men, Devote to destruction all her host.
51:4 So shall they fall wounded, in the land of Chaldea,Yea thrust through, in her streets,
51:8 Suddenly, hath Babylon fallen, and been broken,Howl ye over her, Fetch balsam for her pain, Peradventure, she shall be healed!
51:9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed, Leave her, and let us go every one to his own land,For her judgment, reacheth unto the heavens, And mounteth as far as the skies.
51:11 Polish the arrows, Lay hold of the shields,Yahweh hath roused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, For, against Babylon, his purpose is, to destroy her,For it is, The avenging of Yahweh, The avenging of his temple.
51:12 Against the walls of Babylon, Lift ye up a standard, Strengthen ye the watch, Station the watchmen, Make ready the ambuscades,For Yahweh hath both planned, and also performed, that which he had spoken against the inhabitants of Babylon.
51:13 O thou who dwellest upon many waters, Who aboundest in treasures,Come, hath thine end! The measure of thine unrighteous gain!
51:15 He that, Made the earth in his might, Established the world in his wisdom,And, in his understanding, stretched out the heavens,
51:16 By the voice that he uttered, there was a tumult of waters in the heavens, And he caused vapours to ascend from the end of the earth,Lightnings for the rain, made he, And brought forth wind out of his treasures.
51:17 Every son of earth had become too brutish to know,Every goldsmith, hath been put to shame, by a graven image,For, a falsehood, is his molten image, Seeing there is no breath in them:
51:18 Vanity, they are, A handiwork of mockeries,In the time of their visitation, shall they perish.
51:20 A war-club, art thou, for me, Weapons of war; Therefore will I, Beat down with theenations, and, Destroy with theekingdoms;
51:21 and, Beat down with theethe horse and his rider,and, Beat down with theethe chariot and its rider;
51:22 and, Beat down with theeman and woman, and, Beat down with theeelder and youth, and, Beat down with theeyoung man and virgin;
51:23 and, Beat down with theethe shepherd and his flock, and, Beat down with theethe plowman and his yoke;and, Beat down with theegovernors and deputies:
51:25 Behold me! against thee, O destroying mountain, Declareth Yahweh, That destroyest all the earth,Therefore will I stretch out my hand over thee, And roll thee down from the crags, And make of thee a burning, mountain:
51:27 Set ye up an ensign in the earth, Blow ye a horn among the nations, Hallow against hernations, Summon against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz,Set in charge against her a marshal, Bring up cavalry like hairy locusts:
51:28 Hallow against hernations, With the kings of Media, With her governors and all her deputies,And with all the land of his dominion:
51:30 The heroes of Babylon have ceased, to fight, They have remained in the strongholds, Parched, is their might, They have become women,They have set fire to her habitations, Broken, are her bars!
51:31 Runner to meet runner, shall they run, And teller to meet teller,To tell the king of Babylon, That captured, is his city at the end!
51:32 and, The fords, have been seized, and, The reeds, have they burned with fire; and, The men of war, are dismayed!
51:34 Nebuchadrezzar king of BabylonHath devoured me, Hath vexed me, Hath set me down as an empty vessel, He hath swallowed me like a sea-monster, He hath filled his belly with my dainties,He hath driven me away!
51:35 The violence done to me and to my flesh, be upon Babylon! Shall the inhabitress of Zion say,Yea, my blood, be upon the inhabitant of Chaldea! Shall Jerusalem say.
51:37 Thus shall Babylon become-Heaps, A habitation of jackals, An astonishment, and, A hissing, Without inhabitant.
51:38 Together, like wild lions, shall they roar,They have growled like lions' whelps.
51:40 I will bring them down, As fat lambs to slaughter,As rams, with he-goats.
51:41 How, hath Sheshach, been captured! How, hath the praise of all the earth, been seized! How, hath Babylon, become an astonishment among the nations!
51:42 The sea, hath gone up over Babylon,With the multitude of its rolling waves, is she covered.
51:43 Her cities, have become, an astonishment, A land parched up, and a waste plain,A land wherein shall no man dwell, Nor, pass through them, a son of the earth-born!
51:44 So will I bring punishment upon Bel in Babylon, And will bring forth what he hath swallowed, out of his mouth, And the nations, shall stream unto him no more,Even the wall of Babylon, hath fallen!
51:46 And let not your heart be timid, nor be ye afraid, Because of the report that is reported in the earth, When there shall come, in one year, the report, And, after that, in another year, the report, With violence in the earth, and ruler upon ruler.
51:47 Therefore, lo! days coming, when I will bring punishment upon the images of Babylon, And, all her land, shall turn pale,Yea, all her wounded, shall fall in her midst.
51:49 Not only, hath, Babylon, caused the fall of the slain of Israel,By Babylon, also, have fallen the slain of, all the earth.
51:54 A voice of outcry from Babylon! And a great crash from the land of the Chaldeans!
51:57 Then will I make drunkHer princes and her wise men, Her governors, and her deputies, and her heroes, And they shall sleep an age-abiding sleep, and not wake,Declareth the King, Yahweh of hosts, is his name.
51:58 Thus, saith Yahweh of hostsThe broad walls of Babylon, shall be, laid utterly bare, And, her lofty gates, with fire, shall be burned,And peoples shall labour for emptiness, And, populations, for the fire, shall weary themselves.
51:59 ¶ The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah son of Neriah son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah king of Judah into Babylon, in the fourth year of his reign,now, Seraiah, was travelling-marshal.
51:60 So Jeremiah wrote, all the calamity which was to come unto Babylon, in one scroll; even all these words which have been written against Babylon.
51:61 Then said Jeremiah unto Seraiah,When thou comest into Babylon, then shalt thou look out and read, all these words;
51:62 and thou shalt sayO Yahweh! thou thyself, hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, That there be in it no inhabitant, Neither man nor beast,But, desolations age-abiding, shall it become!
51:63 And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this scroll, that thou shalt bind thereunto a stone, and cast it in the midst of the Euphrates.
51:64 Then shalt thou say,In like manner, shall Babylon sink and not rise, Because of the calamity which I, am about to bring thereupon: So shall they perish. Thus far, are, the words of Jeremiah.
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