1 The word that Yahweh spoke against Babylon, against the country of the Chaldaeans, through the prophet Jeremiah.
Jer 51:1-14 Jer 25:26-27 Isa 13:1-3 2Pet 1:21 Ps 137:8-9 Job 1:17 Jer 27:7
2 Announce it to the nations, proclaim it, hoist a signal and proclaim it, making no secret of it, say, 'Babylon is captured, Bel disgraced, Marduk shattered. (Her idols are disgraced, her Obscenities shattered.)'
Isa 46:1 Isa 21:9 Jer 51:44 Jer 51:47 Isa 12:4 Jer 51:31 Jer 51:52
3 For a nation is marching on her from the north, to turn her country into a desert: no one will live there any more; human and animal have fled and gone.
Zeph 1:3 Jer 51:62 Jer 51:11 Jer 50:9 Rev 18:21-23 Jer 51:48 Jer 51:37-44
4 In those days and at that time the people of Israel will return (they and the people of Judah); they will come weeping in search of Yahweh their God.
Hos 3:5 Hos 1:11 Jer 31:31 Ezra 3:12-13 Isa 11:12-13 Jer 33:6-8 Jer 33:15
5 They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces towards her, 'Come, let us bind ourselves to Yahweh by an everlasting covenant never to be forgotten!'
Jer 32:40 Isa 55:3 Heb 8:6-10 Isa 35:8 Gen 17:7 Jer 6:16 John 7:17
6 Lost sheep, such were my people; their shepherds led them astray, the mountains misled them; from mountain to hill they went, forgetful of their fold.
Isa 53:6 Matt 9:36 Matt 10:6 Jer 50:17 Ezek 34:14 Jer 3:6 Ps 23:2
7 Whoever came across them devoured them, their enemies said, 'We are not to blame, since they have sinned against Yahweh, the Home of Justice, against Yahweh, the Hope of their ancestors.'
Jer 14:8 Jer 2:3 Zech 11:5 Jer 40:2-3 Jer 31:23 Isa 56:9 Zech 1:15
8 Escape from Babylon, leave the country of the Chaldaeans. Be like he-goats, leading the sheep!
Isa 48:20 Jer 51:6 Rev 18:4 Jer 51:45 2Cor 6:17 Isa 52:1 Num 16:26
9 For look, I shall raise a league of mighty nations to attack Babylon, from the land of the north. They will take up position against her; by them she will be taken. Their arrows, like an experienced soldier's, never return in vain.
2Sam 1:22 Jer 51:11 Jer 51:1-4 Jer 50:41-42 Jer 50:29 Jer 50:26 Jer 50:21
10 Chaldaea will be plundered, all her plunderers will be satisfied, Yahweh declares.
Jer 25:12 Isa 33:4 Isa 33:23 Isa 45:3 Jer 27:7 Rev 17:16
11 Rejoice! Have your triumph, you plunderers of my heritage! Be playful like a heifer let out to grass! Neigh like stallions!
Isa 47:6 Amos 4:1 Lam 2:15-16 Lam 4:21-22 Obad 1:12 Ps 22:12 Ps 74:2-8
12 But your mother is covered with shame, disgraced is the woman who bore you; she is the least of nations now; a desert, a parched land, a wasteland.
Jer 51:43 Gal 4:26 Rev 17:5 Jer 51:62-64 Jer 51:25-26 Jer 50:35-40 Jer 49:2
13 Because of Yahweh's anger, no one will live there any more, she will become a total solitude. All who pass by Babylon will be appalled and whistle at the sight of all her wounds.
Jer 18:16 Jer 49:17 Zech 1:15 Lam 2:15-16 Job 27:23 Jer 51:37 Hab 2:6-18
14 Take position against Babylon, surround her, all you who bend the bow. Shoot at her! Do not spare your arrows, for she has sinned against Yahweh!
Jer 50:29 Jer 50:7 Jer 50:42 Jer 50:9 Hab 2:17 Hab 2:8 Jer 51:27
15 Raise the war cry against her from all sides. She surrenders! Her bastions fall! Her walls collapse! This is Yahweh's vengeance! Take revenge on her. Treat her as she has treated others.
Jer 51:58 Rev 18:6 Jer 51:6 Jer 46:10 Jer 51:44 Jer 51:14 Jer 51:11
16 Deprive Babylon of the man who sows, of the man who wields the sickle at harvest. Away from the devastating sword, let everyone return to his own people, let everyone flee to his own country!
Isa 13:14 Jer 46:16 Jer 51:9 Joel 1:11 Amos 5:16 Jer 25:38 Jer 51:23
17 Israel was a straying sheep pursued by lions. First, the king of Assyria devoured him, and latterly Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon crunched his bones.
Jer 2:15 1Pet 2:25 Jer 50:6 2Kgs 18:9-13 Joel 3:2 Jer 52:1 Luke 15:4-6
18 So Yahweh Sabaoth, God of Israel, says this: Look, I shall punish the king of Babylon and his country as I punished the king of Assyria.
Isa 10:12 Ezek 31:3-17 Isa 37:36-38 Nah 1:1-3 Zeph 2:13-15
19 I will bring Israel back to his pastures to browse on Carmel and in Bashan, on the highlands of Ephraim and in Gilead, and he will be satisfied.
Jer 31:6 Ezek 34:13-14 Mic 7:14 Amos 9:14-15 Jer 31:8-10 Jer 31:14 Jer 31:25
20 In those days and at that time, Yahweh declares, you may look for Israel's guilt, it will not be there, for Judah's sins, you will not find them, for I shall pardon the remnant that I leave.
Mic 7:19 Jer 31:34 Isa 43:25 Isa 1:9 Heb 10:17-18 Heb 8:10-12 Rom 8:33-34
21 March on the country of Merathaim, march on it and on the inhabitants of Pekod; slaughter and curse with destruction every last one of them, Yahweh declares, carry out my orders to the letter!
Ezek 23:23 1Sam 15:3 Jer 50:15 Jer 50:9 Jer 50:3 Jer 48:10 Jer 34:22
22 The din of battle fills the country, immense destruction.
Jer 4:19-21 Jer 51:54-56 Isa 21:2-4
23 How utterly shattered that hammer of the whole world! What a thing of horror Babylon has become throughout the nations!
Jer 51:20-24 Isa 14:4-6 Isa 14:12-17 Rev 18:16
24 I set a snare for you, Babylon; you were caught before you knew it. You have been found and overpowered for having defied Yahweh.
Dan 5:30-31 Job 9:4 Job 40:9 Job 40:2 2Thess 2:4 Jer 51:57 Jer 51:31-39
25 Yahweh has opened his armoury and taken out the weapons of his fury. For Lord Yahweh Sabaoth has work to do in the country of the Chaldaeans.
Jer 51:55 Jer 51:25 Jer 50:15 Amos 3:6 Ps 45:5 Ps 45:3 Jer 51:20
26 Fall on her from every side, open her granaries, pile her in heaps, curse her with destruction, until nothing is left of her.
Isa 14:23 Isa 45:3 Jer 50:10 Isa 5:26 Jer 51:44 Jer 51:64 Mic 7:10
27 Slaughter all her bulls, down to the slaughterhouse with them! Disaster on them, their day has come, their time for being punished.
Isa 34:7 Jer 46:21 Jer 48:44 Ps 37:13 Ps 22:12 Ezek 7:5-7 Rev 18:10
28 Listen! Fugitives and runaways from the country of Babylon arrive in Zion and proclaim the revenge of Yahweh our God, revenge for his Temple!
Isa 48:20 Jer 50:15 Lam 1:10 Dan 5:23 Jer 51:10-11 Ps 149:6-9 Lam 2:6-7
29 Call up the archers against Babylon! All you who bend the bow, invest her on all sides, leave her no way of escape. Repay her as her deeds deserve; treat her as she has treated others, for she was arrogant to Yahweh, to the Holy One of Israel.
Jer 51:56 Isa 47:10 Rev 18:6 Jer 50:14-15 Exod 10:3 Dan 4:37 Isa 14:13-14
30 And so in her squares her young men will fall, and all her fighting men will perish, that day, Yahweh declares.
Jer 49:26 Jer 9:21 Jer 18:21 Isa 13:15-18 Rev 6:15 Jer 51:56-57 Jer 51:3-4
31 My quarrel is with you, 'Arrogance!' Lord Yahweh Sabaoth declares, your day has come, the time for me to punish you.
Jer 21:13 Jer 50:29 Nah 2:13 1Pet 5:5 Jas 4:6 Hab 2:4-5 Ezek 39:1
32 'Arrogance' will stumble, she will fall, no one will lift her up: I shall set fire to her towns and it will devour all around it.
Jer 49:27 Jer 21:14 Isa 10:12-15 Rev 18:8 Amos 2:5 Jer 51:64 Jer 51:26
33 Yahweh Sabaoth says this: The people of Israel are oppressed (and the people of Judah too), all their captors hold them fast, they will not let them go.
Isa 14:17 Isa 58:6 Exod 5:2 Jer 51:34-36 Jer 50:17-18 Jer 50:7 Jer 34:15-18
34 But their redeemer is strong: Yahweh Sabaoth is his name. He will take up their cause, to give our country rest but make the inhabitants of Babylon tremble.
Jer 51:36 Isa 54:5 Mic 7:9 Isa 47:4 Jer 15:21 Ps 43:1 Isa 43:14
35 A sword against the Chaldaeans, Yahweh declares, against the inhabitants of Babylon, against her princes and her sages!
Jer 47:6 Dan 5:1-2 Jer 51:57 Hos 11:6 Dan 5:30 Dan 5:7-8 Lev 26:25
36 A sword against her diviners: may they lose their wits! A sword against her warriors: may they panic!
Jer 49:22 Nah 3:13 Isa 44:25 1Tim 4:2 Jer 51:30 Jer 51:32 Nah 2:8
37 A sword against her horses, her chariots and the conglomeration of people inside her: may they be like women! A sword against her treasures: may they be plundered!
Jer 51:30 Nah 3:13 Jer 51:21 Jer 48:41 Jer 25:20 Isa 19:16 Isa 45:3
38 Drought on her waters: may they dry up! For it is a country of idols, and they are mad about those bogeys of theirs!
Isa 44:27 Jer 50:2 Rev 16:12 Jer 51:52 Jer 51:47 Acts 17:16 Rev 17:5
39 Hence wild cats and jackals will live there, and ostriches make their home there. She will never again be inhabited, for ever, but remain uninhabited age after age.
Isa 13:20-22 Rev 18:2 Jer 25:12 Jer 51:62-64 Jer 51:43 Jer 51:37-38 Jer 51:26
40 As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and their neighbouring towns, Yahweh declares, no one will live there any more, no human being settle there again.
Gen 19:24-25 2Pet 2:6 Luke 17:28-30 Jude 1:7 Jer 49:18 Isa 1:9 Isa 13:19-20
41 Look, a people is coming from the north, a mighty nation; from the far ends of the earth many kings are stirring.
Jer 51:27-28 Isa 13:2-5 Jer 50:9 Jer 6:22-23 Jer 25:14 Jer 50:2-3 Jer 51:1-2
42 They are armed with bow and spear, they are cruel and pitiless; their noise is like the roaring of the sea; they ride horses, ready as one man to fight you, daughter of Babylon!
Isa 5:30 Jer 8:16 Isa 47:6 Isa 13:17-18 Jer 47:3 Ps 137:8-9 Rev 16:6
43 The king of Babylon has heard the news, his hands fall limp, anguish has seized him, pain like that of a woman in labour.
Jer 49:24 Jer 51:31 Dan 5:5-6 Isa 13:6-8 Isa 21:3-4 Jer 49:22
44 Look, like a lion he climbs the thickets of the Jordan to the perennial pasture! In a flash I shall make them run away and there appoint someone I shall choose. For who is there like me? Who can hale me into court? Name me the shepherd who can stand up to me.
Jer 49:19-21 Exod 15:11 Ps 89:6 Isa 40:25 Isa 43:10 Isa 46:9 Num 16:5
45 So now hear the plan that Yahweh has laid against Babylon, the schemes he has in mind against the country of the Chaldaeans: they will certainly be dragged away like the smallest in the flock! Their pastures will certainly be sacked before their eyes!
Jer 49:20 Jer 51:10-11 Acts 4:28 Eph 1:11 Isa 14:24-27 Isa 46:10-11 Jer 37:10
46 The earth quakes at the sound of Babylon's capture, and the shouting echoes through the nations.
Jer 49:21 Ezek 26:18 Ezek 31:16 Rev 18:9-19 Ezek 32:10 Isa 14:9-10