‘I will wake up those people who want to destroy Babylon and the people in Leb-Kamai.
They will break it and they will destroy its country.
They will be all round it at that time.
or to pick up their
You will kill all its young men.
You will completely destroy its army.
They have done many wrong things.
And they have not obeyed him.
But he has not left them.
Run to save your lives!
My armies are coming to
Do not let them hurt you.
The time has come to
The Lord will
The Lord saw that the
If you get medicine, perhaps you may make it well.
“We would have made Babylon well if we could.
But nobody can make it well.
We will leave it and each person will go back to his own country.
It reaches up to the sky.”
We must tell the people in
about the things that our God has done.”
The Lord has caused the kings of Media to prepare for war.
He wants them to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will
Watch. And be ready to catch those who try to run away.
The Lord will do as he has promised against Babylon's people.
I speak to those rich people who live by the rivers of Babylon.
“I will fill Babylon with men. They will come like a very big number of insects. And they will shout happily because they have beaten you.”
He was so
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth.
And he causes the wind to blow.
Men who work with gold should be ashamed.
The Lord will
So he is not like the
He chose Israel's people to be his own people.
His is called the great and powerful Lord.
I use you to fight for me.
You will break the
I will use you to destroy
With you I will break
With you, I will break old men and young men.
With you, I will break young men and girls.
With you, I will break farmers and their animals.
With you, I will break those in authority and their officers.
You will see it with your own eyes,’ says the Lord.
says the Lord.
‘I will put out my hands towards you and I will push you down.
I will burn you up.
You will be like a
You must make a noise with the
Ask the armies of the
They must choose their captain to lead them. They will have many horses.
Their horses will be like so many insects that they seem like a cloud.
and to their officers and leaders.
Ask them to prepare for war against Babylon.
Cause them to bring armies from the places that they rule.
The country is
The Lord will destroy Babylon and he will make it a desert.
Nobody will live there.
They are staying in their strong buildings.
They are very tired and they have become like women.
Soldiers are burning the city.
They have broken down its gates and they have burnt its houses.
They all tell him that his enemies have got power over his city.
Enemies have made the country like a fire and the soldiers of Babylon are afraid.’
‘Babylon is like the place where men walk on the
It is time for men to walk over the city.
It will soon be time for men to take away the city's valuable things.’
He has confused us. He has made us like an empty jar.
Like a snake, he has eaten us and he has filled himself with our good things.
Then he threw us away.’
We are asking him to do to Nebuchadnezzar all the bad things that he did to our people.’
‘We ask him to
‘Watch. And see that I will fight for you. I will
I will cause its sea and its rivers to become dry.
Wild animals will live there.
I will cause them to get drunk. And so they will laugh.
They will sleep and they will never wake again,’ says the Lord.
They will be like sheep and goats and their young animals.
None of the
Nobody will live there. Nobody will walk on its land.
I will cause him to give back everything that he has taken.
And the walls of Babylon will fall.
Run away because the Lord is very angry with it.
when people say things to make you afraid.
They will tell stories this year and they will tell more stories next year.
They will tell stories about men who hurt each other badly.
They will say that rulers will fight each other.
when I will
Men will be ashamed of its whole country.
And its dead people will lie in its streets.
They will be so happy that they will shout. And they will dance.
They will be happy because people will come to destroy Babylon.
They will come from the north to attack it,’ says the Lord.
People killed the people in Babylon as they caused many to die in all the earth.
Do not wait for anything, but go quickly.
Remember the Lord. Think about Jerusalem, you who are far away.’
We cannot look at people's faces.
We are ashamed because
‘when I will
And I will hurt many people all over that country.
They will cry with pain.
They may make its walls very strong.
But I will send men to destroy it,’ says the Lord.
It will be the noise of the country of Babylon as men destroy it.
Enemies will come against it like a hill of waters.
Their voices will sound like the sea when it is moving like an angry person.
They will take its soldiers and they will break their
The Lord will be paying back those who have hurt his people.
He will give full
I will do that also to its rulers and to its soldiers.
They will sleep and they will never wake up,’ says the King.
He is the great and powerful Lord.
‘They will knock down the thick walls of Babylon.
They will burn its high gates.
All the things that the
That is the end of Jeremiah's words.