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Ieremias 51Biblia Sacra Vulgata (VULGATE)

51 haec dicit Dominus ecce ego suscitabo super Babylonem et super habitatores eius qui cor suum levaverunt contra me quasi ventum pestilentem

et mittam in Babylonem ventilatores et ventilabunt eam et demolientur terram eius quoniam venerunt super eam undique in die adflictionis eius

non tendat qui tendit arcum suum et non ascendat loricatus nolite parcere iuvenibus eius interficite omnem militiam eius

et cadent interfecti in terra Chaldeorum et vulnerati in regionibus eius

quoniam non fuit viduatus Israhel et Iuda a Deo suo Domino exercituum terra autem eorum repleta est delicto a Sancto Israhel

fugite de medio Babylonis et salvet unusquisque animam suam nolite tacere super iniquitatem eius quoniam tempus ultionis est Domino vicissitudinem ipse retribuet ei

calix aureus Babylon in manu Domini inebrians omnem terram de vino eius biberunt gentes et ideo commotae sunt

subito cecidit Babylon et contrita est ululate super eam tollite resinam ad dolorem eius si forte sanetur

curavimus Babylonem et non est sanata derelinquamus eam et eamus unusquisque in terram suam quoniam pervenit usque ad caelos iudicium eius et elevatum est usque ad nubes

10 protulit Dominus iustitias nostras venite et narremus in Sion opus Domini Dei nostri

11 acuite sagittas implete faretras suscitavit Dominus spiritum regum Medorum et contra Babylonem mens eius ut perdat eam quoniam ultio Domini est ultio templi sui

12 super muros Babylonis levate signum augete custodiam levate custodes praeparate insidias quia cogitavit Dominus et fecit quaecumque locutus est contra habitatores Babylonis

13 quae habitas super aquas multas locuples in thesauris venit finis tuus pedalis praecisionis tuae

14 iuravit Dominus exercituum per animam suam quoniam replebo te hominibus quasi brucho et super te celeuma cantabitur

15 qui fecit terram in fortitudine sua praeparavit orbem in sapientia sua et prudentia sua extendit caelos

16 dante eo vocem multiplicantur aquae in caelo qui levat nubes ab extremo terrae fulgura in pluviam fecit et produxit ventum de thesauris suis

17 stultus factus est omnis homo ab scientia confusus est omnis conflator in sculptili quia mendax conflatio eius nec est spiritus in eis

18 vana sunt opera et risu digna in tempore visitationis suae peribunt

19 non sicut haec pars Iacob quia qui fecit omnia ipse est et Israhel sceptrum hereditatis eius Dominus exercituum nomen eius

20 conlidis tu mihi vasa belli et ego conlidam in te gentes et disperdam in te regna

21 et conlidam in te equum et equitem eius et conlidam in te currum et ascensorem eius

22 et conlidam in te virum et mulierem et conlidam in te senem et puerum et conlidam in te iuvenem et virginem

23 et conlidam in te pastorem et gregem eius et conlidam in te agricolam et iugales eius et conlidam in te duces et magistratus

24 et reddam Babyloni et cunctis habitatoribus Chaldeae omne malum suum quod fecerunt in Sion in oculis vestris ait Dominus

25 ecce ego ad te mons pestifer ait Dominus qui corrumpis universam terram et extendam manum meam super te et evolvam te de petris et dabo te in montem conbustionis

26 et non tollent de te lapidem in angulum et lapidem in fundamenta sed perditus in aeternum eris ait Dominus

27 levate signum in terra clangite bucina in gentibus sanctificate super eam gentes adnuntiate contra illam regibus Ararat Menni et Aschenez numerate contra eam Thapsar adducite equum quasi bruchum aculeatum

28 sanctificate contra eam gentes reges Mediae duces eius et universos magistratus eius cunctamque terram potestatis eius

29 et commovebitur terra et turbabitur quia evigilavit contra Babylonem cogitatio Domini ut ponat terram Babylonis desertam et inhabitabilem

30 cessaverunt fortes Babylonis a proelio habitaverunt in praesidiis devoratum est robur eorum et facti sunt quasi mulieres incensa sunt tabernacula eius contriti sunt vectes eius

31 currens obviam currenti veniet et nuntius obvius nuntianti ut adnuntiet regi Babylonis quia capta est civitas eius a summo usque ad summum

32 et vada praeoccupata sunt et paludes incensae sunt igni et viri bellatores conturbati sunt

33 quia haec dicit Dominus exercituum Deus Israhel filia Babylon quasi area tempus triturae eius adhuc modicum et veniet tempus messionis eius

34 comedit me devoravit me Nabuchodonosor rex Babylonis reddidit me quasi vas inane absorbuit me sicut draco replevit ventrem suum teneritudine mea et eiecit me

35 iniquitas adversum me et caro mea super Babylonem dicit habitatio Sion et sanguis meus super habitatores Chaldeae dicit Hierusalem

36 propterea haec dicit Dominus ecce ego iudicabo causam tuam et ulciscar ultionem tuam et desertum faciam mare eius et siccabo venam eius

37 et erit Babylon in tumulos habitatio draconum stupor et sibilus eo quod non sit habitator

38 simul ut leones rugient excutient comas velut catuli leonum

39 in calore eorum ponam potus eorum et inebriabo eos ut sopiantur et dormiant somnum sempiternum et non consurgant dicit Dominus

40 deducam eos quasi agnos ad victimam quasi arietes cum hedis

41 quomodo capta est Sesach et conprehensa est inclita universae terrae quomodo facta est in stuporem Babylon inter gentes

42 ascendit super Babylonem mare multitudine fluctuum eius operta est

43 factae sunt civitates eius in stuporem terra inhabitabilis et deserta terra in qua nullus habitet nec transeat per eam filius hominis

44 et visitabo super Bel in Babylone et eiciam quod absorbuerat de ore eius et non confluent ad eum ultra gentes siquidem et murus Babylonis corruit

45 egredimini de medio eius populus meus ut salvet unusquisque animam suam ab ira furoris Domini

46 et ne forte mollescat cor vestrum et timeatis auditum qui audietur in terra et veniet in anno auditio et post hunc annum auditio et iniquitas in terra et dominator super dominatorem

47 propterea ecce dies veniunt et visitabo super sculptilia Babylonis et omnis terra eius confundetur et universi interfecti eius cadent in medio eius

48 et laudabunt super Babylonem caeli et terra et omnia quae in eis sunt quia ab aquilone venient ei praedones ait Dominus

49 et quomodo fecit Babylon ut caderent occisi in Israhel sic de Babylone cadent occisi in universa terra

50 qui fugistis gladium venite nolite stare recordamini procul Domini et Hierusalem ascendat super cor vestrum

51 confusi sumus quoniam audivimus obprobrium operuit ignominia facies nostras quia venerunt alieni super sanctificationem domus Domini

52 propterea ecce dies veniunt ait Dominus et visitabo super sculptilia eius et in omni terra eius mugiet vulneratus

53 si ascenderit Babylon in caelum et firmaverit in excelso robur suum a me venient vastatores eius ait Dominus

54 vox clamoris de Babylone et contritio magna de terra Chaldeorum

55 quoniam vastavit Dominus Babylonem et perdidit ex ea vocem magnam et sonabunt fluctus eorum quasi aquae multae dedit sonitum vox eorum

56 quia venit super eam id est super Babylonem praedo et adprehensi sunt fortes eius et emarcuit arcus eorum quia fortis ultor Dominus reddens retribuet

57 et inebriabo principes eius et sapientes eius duces eius et magistratus eius et fortes eius et dormient somnum sempiternum et non expergiscentur ait Rex Dominus exercituum nomen eius

58 haec dicit Dominus exercituum murus Babylonis ille latissimus suffossione suffodietur et portae eius excelsae igni conburentur et labores populorum ad nihilum et gentium in igne erunt et disperibunt

59 verbum quod praecepit Hieremias prophetes Saraiae filio Neriae filii Maasiae cum pergeret cum Sedecia rege in Babylonem in anno quarto regni eius Saraias autem erat princeps prophetiae

60 et scripsit Hieremias omne malum quod venturum erat super Babylonem in libro uno omnia verba haec quae scripta sunt contra Babylonem

61 et dixit Hieremias ad Saraiam cum veneris Babylonem et videris et legeris omnia verba haec

62 dices Domine tu locutus es contra locum istum ut disperderes eum ne sit qui in eo habitet ab homine usque ad pecus et ut sit perpetua solitudo

63 cumque conpleveris legere librum istum ligabis ad eum lapidem et proicies illum in medio Eufraten

64 et dices sic submergetur Babylon et non consurget a facie adflictionis quam ego adduco super eam et dissolventur hucusque verba Hieremiae

Jeremiah 51New International Version (NIV)

51 This is what the Lord says:

“See, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer
    against Babylon and the people of Leb Kamai.[a]
I will send foreigners to Babylon
    to winnow her and to devastate her land;
they will oppose her on every side
    in the day of her disaster.
Let not the archer string his bow,
    nor let him put on his armor.
Do not spare her young men;
    completely destroy[b] her army.
They will fall down slain in Babylon,[c]
    fatally wounded in her streets.
For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken
    by their God, the Lord Almighty,
though their land[d] is full of guilt
    before the Holy One of Israel.

“Flee from Babylon!
    Run for your lives!
    Do not be destroyed because of her sins.
It is time for the Lord’s vengeance;
    he will repay her what she deserves.
Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand;
    she made the whole earth drunk.
The nations drank her wine;
    therefore they have now gone mad.
Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken.
    Wail over her!
Get balm for her pain;
    perhaps she can be healed.

“‘We would have healed Babylon,
    but she cannot be healed;
let us leave her and each go to our own land,
    for her judgment reaches to the skies,
    it rises as high as the heavens.’

10 “‘The Lord has vindicated us;
    come, let us tell in Zion
    what the Lord our God has done.’

11 “Sharpen the arrows,
    take up the shields!
The Lord has stirred up the kings of the Medes,
    because his purpose is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,
    vengeance for his temple.
12 Lift up a banner against the walls of Babylon!
    Reinforce the guard,
station the watchmen,
    prepare an ambush!
The Lord will carry out his purpose,
    his decree against the people of Babylon.
13 You who live by many waters
    and are rich in treasures,
your end has come,
    the time for you to be destroyed.
14 The Lord Almighty has sworn by himself:
    I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts,
    and they will shout in triumph over you.

15 “He made the earth by his power;
    he founded the world by his wisdom
    and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
16 When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;
    he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.
He sends lightning with the rain
    and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

17 “Everyone is senseless and without knowledge;
    every goldsmith is shamed by his idols.
The images he makes are a fraud;
    they have no breath in them.
18 They are worthless, the objects of mockery;
    when their judgment comes, they will perish.
19 He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these,
    for he is the Maker of all things,
including the people of his inheritance
    the Lord Almighty is his name.

20 “You are my war club,
    my weapon for battle—
with you I shatter nations,
    with you I destroy kingdoms,
21 with you I shatter horse and rider,
    with you I shatter chariot and driver,
22 with you I shatter man and woman,
    with you I shatter old man and youth,
    with you I shatter young man and young woman,
23 with you I shatter shepherd and flock,
    with you I shatter farmer and oxen,
    with you I shatter governors and officials.

24 “Before your eyes I will repay Babylon and all who live in Babylonia[e] for all the wrong they have done in Zion,” declares the Lord.

25 “I am against you, you destroying mountain,
    you who destroy the whole earth,”
declares the Lord.
“I will stretch out my hand against you,
    roll you off the cliffs,
    and make you a burned-out mountain.
26 No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone,
    nor any stone for a foundation,
    for you will be desolate forever,”
declares the Lord.

27 “Lift up a banner in the land!
    Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
    summon against her these kingdoms:
    Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz.
Appoint a commander against her;
    send up horses like a swarm of locusts.
28 Prepare the nations for battle against her—
    the kings of the Medes,
their governors and all their officials,
    and all the countries they rule.
29 The land trembles and writhes,
    for the Lord’s purposes against Babylon stand—
to lay waste the land of Babylon
    so that no one will live there.
30 Babylon’s warriors have stopped fighting;
    they remain in their strongholds.
Their strength is exhausted;
    they have become weaklings.
Her dwellings are set on fire;
    the bars of her gates are broken.
31 One courier follows another
    and messenger follows messenger
to announce to the king of Babylon
    that his entire city is captured,
32 the river crossings seized,
    the marshes set on fire,
    and the soldiers terrified.

33 This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“Daughter Babylon is like a threshing floor
    at the time it is trampled;
    the time to harvest her will soon come.

34 “Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured us,
    he has thrown us into confusion,
    he has made us an empty jar.
Like a serpent he has swallowed us
    and filled his stomach with our delicacies,
    and then has spewed us out.
35 May the violence done to our flesh[f] be on Babylon,”
    say the inhabitants of Zion.
“May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia,”
    says Jerusalem.

36 Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“See, I will defend your cause
    and avenge you;
I will dry up her sea
    and make her springs dry.
37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins,
    a haunt of jackals,
an object of horror and scorn,
    a place where no one lives.
38 Her people all roar like young lions,
    they growl like lion cubs.
39 But while they are aroused,
    I will set out a feast for them
    and make them drunk,
so that they shout with laughter—
    then sleep forever and not awake,”
declares the Lord.
40 “I will bring them down
    like lambs to the slaughter,
    like rams and goats.

41 “How Sheshak[g] will be captured,
    the boast of the whole earth seized!
How desolate Babylon will be
    among the nations!
42 The sea will rise over Babylon;
    its roaring waves will cover her.
43 Her towns will be desolate,
    a dry and desert land,
a land where no one lives,
    through which no one travels.
44 I will punish Bel in Babylon
    and make him spew out what he has swallowed.
The nations will no longer stream to him.
    And the wall of Babylon will fall.

45 “Come out of her, my people!
    Run for your lives!
    Run from the fierce anger of the Lord.
46 Do not lose heart or be afraid
    when rumors are heard in the land;
one rumor comes this year, another the next,
    rumors of violence in the land
    and of ruler against ruler.
47 For the time will surely come
    when I will punish the idols of Babylon;
her whole land will be disgraced
    and her slain will all lie fallen within her.
48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them
    will shout for joy over Babylon,
for out of the north
    destroyers will attack her,”
declares the Lord.

49 “Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain,
    just as the slain in all the earth
    have fallen because of Babylon.
50 You who have escaped the sword,
    leave and do not linger!
Remember the Lord in a distant land,
    and call to mind Jerusalem.”

51 “We are disgraced,
    for we have been insulted
    and shame covers our faces,
because foreigners have entered
    the holy places of the Lord’s house.”

52 “But days are coming,” declares the Lord,
    “when I will punish her idols,
and throughout her land
    the wounded will groan.
53 Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens
    and fortifies her lofty stronghold,
    I will send destroyers against her,”
declares the Lord.

54 “The sound of a cry comes from Babylon,
    the sound of great destruction
    from the land of the Babylonians.[h]
55 The Lord will destroy Babylon;
    he will silence her noisy din.
Waves of enemies will rage like great waters;
    the roar of their voices will resound.
56 A destroyer will come against Babylon;
    her warriors will be captured,
    and their bows will be broken.
For the Lord is a God of retribution;
    he will repay in full.
57 I will make her officials and wise men drunk,
    her governors, officers and warriors as well;
they will sleep forever and not awake,”
    declares the King, whose name is the Lord Almighty.

58 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Babylon’s thick wall will be leveled
    and her high gates set on fire;
the peoples exhaust themselves for nothing,
    the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.”

59 This is the message Jeremiah the prophet gave to the staff officer Seraiah son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went to Babylon with Zedekiah king of Judah in the fourth year of his reign. 60 Jeremiah had written on a scroll about all the disasters that would come upon Babylon—all that had been recorded concerning Babylon. 61 He said to Seraiah, “When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud. 62 Then say, ‘Lord, you have said you will destroy this place, so that neither people nor animals will live in it; it will be desolate forever.’ 63 When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates. 64 Then say, ‘So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people will fall.’”

The words of Jeremiah end here.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 51:1 Leb Kamai is a cryptogram for Chaldea, that is, Babylonia.
  2. Jeremiah 51:3 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
  3. Jeremiah 51:4 Or Chaldea
  4. Jeremiah 51:5 Or Almighty, / and the land of the Babylonians
  5. Jeremiah 51:24 Or Chaldea; also in verse 35
  6. Jeremiah 51:35 Or done to us and to our children
  7. Jeremiah 51:41 Sheshak is a cryptogram for Babylon.
  8. Jeremiah 51:54 Or Chaldeans
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