17 He brought up against them the king of the Babylonians,[a](A) who killed their young men with the sword in the sanctuary, and did not spare young men(B) or young women, the elderly or the infirm.(C) God gave them all into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Chronicles 36:17 Or Chaldeans

“Who will have pity(A) on you, Jerusalem?
    Who will mourn for you?
    Who will stop to ask how you are?

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I will not look on you with pity;
    I will not spare you.(A)
I will repay you for your conduct
    and for the detestable practices among you.(B)

“‘Then you will know that it is I the Lord who strikes you.(C)

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I am raising up the Babylonians,[a](A)
    that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth(B)
    to seize dwellings not their own.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 1:6 Or Chaldeans