1 H1697 The word H3068 that the LORD H1696 [H8765] spoke H894 against Babylon H776 and against the land H3778 of the Chaldeans H3027 by H3414 Jeremiah H5030 the prophet.
2 H5046 [H8685] Declare H1471 ye among the nations H8085 [H8685] , and proclaim H5375 [H8798] , and set up H5251 a standard H8085 [H8685] ; proclaim H3582 [H8762] , and conceal H559 [H8798] not: say H894 , Babylon H3920 [H8738] is taken H1078 , Bel H3001 [H8689] is confounded H4781 , Merodach H2865 [H8804] is broken in pieces H6091 ; her idols H3001 [H8689] are confounded H1544 , her images H2865 [H8804] are broken in pieces.
3 H6828 For out of the north H5927 [H8804] there cometh H1471 a nation H7896 [H8799] against her, which shall make H776 her land H8047 desolate H3427 [H8802] , and none shall dwell H5110 [H8804] in it: they shall remove H1980 [H8804] , they shall depart H120 , both man H929 and beast.
4 H3117 In those days H6256 , and in that time H5002 [H8803] , saith H3068 the LORD H1121 , the children H3478 of Israel H935 [H8799] shall come H1121 , they and the children H3063 of Judah H3162 together H1980 [H8800] , going H1058 [H8800] and weeping H3212 [H8799] : they shall go H1245 [H8762] , and seek H3068 the LORD H430 their God.
5 H7592 [H8799] They shall ask H1870 the way H6726 to Zion H6440 with their faces H2008 toward it H935 [H8798] , saying, Come H3867 [H8738] , and let us join H3068 ourselves to the LORD H5769 in a perpetual H1285 covenant H7911 [H8735] that shall not be forgotten.
6 H5971 My people H6 [H8802] have been lost H6629 sheep H7462 [H8802] : their shepherds H8582 [H8689] have caused them to go astray H7725 H7726 [H8790] , they have turned them away H2022 on the mountains H1980 [H8804] : they have gone H2022 from mountain H1389 to hill H7911 [H8804] , they have forgotten H7258 their restingplace.
7 H4672 [H8802] All that found H398 [H8804] them have devoured H6862 them: and their adversaries H559 [H8804] said H816 [H8799] , We offend H2398 [H8804] not, because they have sinned H3068 against the LORD H5116 , the habitation H6664 of justice H3068 , even the LORD H4723 , the hope H1 of their fathers.
8 H5110 [H8798] Flee H8432 out of the midst H894 of Babylon H3318 H3318 [H8798] , and go forth H776 from the land H3778 of the Chaldeans H6260 , and be as the male goats H6440 before H6629 the flocks.
9 H5782 [H8688] For, lo, I will raise H5927 [H8688] and cause to come H894 against Babylon H6951 an assembly H1419 of great H1471 nations H6828 from the north H776 country H6186 [H8804] : and they shall set themselves in array H3920 [H8735] against her; from there she shall be taken H2671 : their arrows H1368 shall be as of a mighty H7919 H7921 [H8688] expert man H7725 [H8799] ; none shall return H7387 in vain.
10 H3778 And Chaldea H7998 shall be a prey H7997 [H8802] : all that spoil H7646 [H8799] her shall be satisfied H5002 [H8803] , saith H3068 the LORD.
11 H8055 [H8799] Because ye were glad H5937 [H8799] , because ye rejoiced H8154 [H8802] , O ye destroyers H5159 of my heritage H6335 [H8799] , because ye are grown fat H5697 as the heifer H1877 H1758 [H8676] at grass H6670 [H8799] , and bellow H47 as bulls;
12 H517 Your mother H3966 shall be greatly H954 [H8804] confounded H3205 [H8802] ; she that bore H2659 [H8804] you shall be ashamed H319 : behold, the hindermost H1471 of the nations H4057 shall be a wilderness H6723 , a dry land H6160 , and a desert.
13 H7110 Because of the wrath H3068 of the LORD H3427 [H8799] it shall not be inhabited H8077 , but it shall be wholly desolate H5674 [H8802] : every one that goeth H894 by Babylon H8074 [H8799] shall be astonished H8319 [H8799] , and hiss H4347 at all her plagues.
14 H6186 [H8798] Put yourselves in array H894 against Babylon H5439 on every side H1869 [H8802] : all ye that bend H7198 the bow H3034 [H8798] , shoot H2550 [H8799] at her, spare H2671 no arrows H2398 [H8804] : for she hath sinned H3068 against the LORD.
15 H7321 [H8685] Shout H5439 against her on every side H5414 [H8804] : she hath given H3027 her hand H803 : her foundations H5307 [H8804] are fallen H2346 , her walls H2040 [H8738] are thrown down H5360 : for it is the vengeance H3068 of the LORD H5358 [H8734] : take vengeance H6213 [H8804] upon her; as she hath done H6213 [H8798] , do to her.
16 H3772 [H8798] Cut off H2232 [H8802] the sower H894 from Babylon H8610 [H8802] , and him that handleth H4038 the sickle H6256 in the time H7105 of harvest H6440 : for fear H3238 [H8802] of the oppressing H2719 sword H6437 [H8799] they shall turn H376 every one H5971 to his people H5127 [H8799] , and they shall flee H376 every one H776 to his own land.
17 H3478 Israel H6340 [H8801] is a scattered H7716 sheep H738 ; the lions H5080 [H8689] have driven him away H7223 : first H4428 the king H804 of Assyria H398 [H8804] hath devoured H314 him; and last H5019 this Nebuchadnezzar H4428 king H894 of Babylon H6105 [H8765] hath broken his bones.
18 H559 [H8804] Therefore thus saith H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts H430 , the God H3478 of Israel H6485 [H8802] ; Behold, I will punish H4428 the king H894 of Babylon H776 and his land H6485 [H8804] , as I have punished H4428 the king H804 of Assyria.
19 H7725 0 And I will bring H3478 Israel H7725 [H8790] again H5116 to his habitation H7462 [H8804] , and he shall feed H3760 on Carmel H1316 and Bashan H5315 , and his soul H7646 [H8799] shall be satisfied H2022 upon mount H669 Ephraim H1568 and Gilead.
20 H3117 In those days H6256 , and in that time H5002 [H8803] , saith H3068 the LORD H5771 , the iniquity H3478 of Israel H1245 [H8792] shall be sought for H2403 , and there shall be none; and the sins H3063 of Judah H4672 [H8735] , and they shall not be found H5545 [H8799] : for I will pardon H7604 [H8686] them whom I reserve.
21 H5927 [H8798] Go up H776 against the land H4850 of Merathaim H3427 [H8802] , even against it, and against the inhabitants H6489 of Pekod H2717 [H8798] : waste H2763 [H8687] and utterly destroy H310 after H5002 [H8803] them, saith H3068 the LORD H6213 [H8798] , and do H6680 [H8765] according to all that I have commanded thee.
23 H6360 How is the hammer H776 of the whole earth H1438 [H8738] cut asunder H7665 [H8735] and broken H894 ! how is Babylon H8047 become a desolation H1471 among the nations!
24 H3369 [H8804] I have laid a snare H3920 [H8738] for thee, and thou art also taken H894 , O Babylon H3045 [H8804] , and thou wast not aware H4672 [H8738] : thou art found H8610 [H8738] , and also caught H1624 [H8694] , because thou hast striven H3068 against the LORD.
25 H3068 The LORD H6605 [H8804] hath opened H214 his armoury H3318 [H8686] , and hath brought forth H3627 the weapons H2195 of his indignation H4399 : for this is the work H136 of the Lord H3069 GOD H6635 of hosts H776 in the land H3778 of the Chaldeans.
26 H935 [H8798] Come H7093 against her from the utmost border H6605 [H8798] , open H3965 her storehouses H5549 [H8798] : cast her up H6194 as heaps H2763 [H8685] , and destroy her utterly H7611 : let nothing of her be left.
27 H2717 [H8798] Slay H6499 all her bulls H3381 [H8799] ; let them go down H2874 to the slaughter H1945 : woe H3117 to them! for their day H935 [H8802] is come H6256 , the time H6486 of their punishment.
28 H6963 The voice H5127 [H8801] of them that flee H6405 and escape from H776 the land H894 of Babylon H5046 [H8687] , to declare H6726 in Zion H5360 the vengeance H3068 of the LORD H430 our God H5360 , the vengeance H1964 of his temple.
29 H8085 [H8685] Call together H7228 the archers H894 against Babylon H1869 [H8802] : all ye that bend H7198 the bow H2583 [H8798] , encamp H5439 against it on every side H6413 ; let none of them escape H7999 [H8761] : recompense H6467 her according to her work H6213 [H8804] ; according to all that she hath done H6213 [H8798] , do H2102 [H8804] to her: for she hath been proud H3068 against the LORD H6918 , against the Holy One H3478 of Israel.
30 H970 Therefore her young men H5307 [H8799] shall fall H7339 in the streets H582 , and all her men H4421 of war H1826 [H8735] shall be cut off H3117 in that day H5002 [H8803] , saith H3068 the LORD.
31 H2087 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud H5002 [H8803] , saith H136 the Lord H3069 GOD H6635 of hosts H3117 : for thy day H935 [H8802] is come H6256 , the time H6485 [H8804] that I will punish thee.
32 H2087 And the most proud H3782 [H8804] shall stumble H5307 [H8804] and fall H6965 [H8688] , and none shall raise him up H3341 [H8689] : and I will kindle H784 a fire H5892 in his cities H398 [H8804] , and it shall devour H5439 all around him.
33 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts H1121 ; The children H3478 of Israel H1121 and the children H3063 of Judah H6231 [H8803] were oppressed H3162 together H7617 [H8802] : and all that took them captives H2388 [H8689] held them fast H3985 [H8765] ; they refused H7971 [H8763] to let them go.
34 H1350 [H8802] Their Redeemer H2389 is strong H3068 ; the LORD H6635 of hosts H8034 is his name H7378 [H8800] : he shall thoroughly H7378 [H8799] plead H7379 their cause H7280 [H8689] , that he may give rest H776 to the land H7264 [H8689] , and disquiet H3427 [H8802] the inhabitants H894 of Babylon.
35 H2719 A sword H3778 is upon the Chaldeans H5002 [H8803] , saith H3068 the LORD H3427 [H8802] , and upon the inhabitants H894 of Babylon H8269 , and upon her princes H2450 , and upon her wise men.
36 H2719 A sword H907 is upon the liars H2973 [H8738] ; and they shall become fools H2719 : a sword H1368 is upon her mighty men H2865 [H8804] ; and they shall be dismayed.
37 H2719 A sword H5483 is upon their horses H7393 , and upon their chariots H6153 , and upon all the mixed people H8432 that are in the midst H802 of her; and they shall become as women H2719 : a sword H214 is upon her treasuries H962 [H8795] ; and they shall be robbed.
38 H2721 A drought H4325 is upon her waters H3001 [H8804] ; and they shall be dried up H776 : for it is the land H6456 of graven images H1984 [H8704] , and they are mad H367 over their idols.
39 H6728 Therefore the wild beasts of the desert H338 with the wild beasts of the isles H3427 [H8799] shall dwell H1323 H3284 there, and the owls H3427 [H8804] shall dwell H3427 [H8799] in it: and it shall be no more inhabited H5331 for ever H7931 [H8799] ; neither shall it be dwelt H1755 in from generation H1755 to generation.
40 H430 As God H4114 overthrew H5467 Sodom H6017 and Gomorrah H7934 and its neighbour H5002 [H8803] cities, saith H3068 the LORD H376 ; so shall no man H3427 [H8799] abide H1121 there, neither shall any son H120 of man H1481 [H8799] dwell in it.
41 H5971 Behold, a people H935 [H8802] shall come H6828 from the north H1419 , and a great H1471 nation H7227 , and many H4428 kings H5782 [H8735] shall be raised up H3411 from the ends H776 of the earth.
42 H2388 [H8686] They shall hold H7198 the bow H3591 and the lance H394 : they are cruel H7355 [H8762] , and will not show mercy H6963 : their voice H1993 [H8799] shall roar H3220 like the sea H7392 [H8799] , and they shall ride H5483 upon horses H6186 [H8803] , every one put in array H376 , like a man H4421 to the battle H1323 , against thee, O daughter H894 of Babylon.
43 H4428 The king H894 of Babylon H8085 [H8804] hath heard H8088 the report H3027 of them, and his hands H7503 [H8804] became feeble H6869 : anguish H2388 [H8689] took hold H2427 of him, and pangs H3205 [H8802] as of a woman in travail.
44 H5927 [H8799] Behold, he shall come up H738 like a lion H1347 from the swelling H3383 of Jordan H5116 to the habitation H386 of the strong H7323 0 : but I will make H7280 [H8686] them suddenly H7323 H7323 [H8686] run away H977 [H8803] from her: and who is a chosen H6485 [H8799] man, that I may appoint H3259 [H8686] over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time H7462 [H8802] ? and who is that shepherd H5975 [H8799] that will stand H6440 before me?
45 H8085 [H8798] Therefore hear H6098 ye the counsel H3068 of the LORD H3289 [H8804] , that he hath taken H894 against Babylon H4284 ; and his purposes H2803 [H8804] , that he hath purposed H776 against the land H3778 of the Chaldeans H6810 : Surely the least H6629 of the flock H5498 [H8799] shall draw them out H5116 : surely he shall make their habitation H8074 [H8686] desolate with them.