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Isaiah 21:4-9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

My [a]mind reels, [b]horror overwhelms me;
The twilight I longed for has been turned for me into trembling.
They set the table, they [c]spread out the cloth, they eat, they drink;
“Rise up, captains, oil the shields,”

For thus the Lord says to me,

“Go, station the lookout, let him report what he sees.
“When he sees riders, horsemen in pairs,
A train of donkeys, a train of camels,
Let him pay close attention, very close attention.”

Then [d]the lookout called,

O Lord, I stand continually by day on the watchtower,
And I am stationed every night at my guard post.
“Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs.”
And one said, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
And all the images of her gods [e]are shattered on the ground.”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 21:4 Lit heart has wandered
  2. Isaiah 21:4 Lit shuddering
  3. Isaiah 21:5 Or spread out the rugs or possibly they arranged the seating
  4. Isaiah 21:8 So DSS; M.T. he called like a lion
  5. Isaiah 21:9 Lit he has shattered to the earth
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Isaiah 21:4-9 New International Version (NIV)

My heart falters,
    fear makes me tremble;
the twilight I longed for
    has become a horror to me.

They set the tables,
    they spread the rugs,
    they eat, they drink!
Get up, you officers,
    oil the shields!

This is what the Lord says to me:

“Go, post a lookout
    and have him report what he sees.
When he sees chariots
    with teams of horses,
riders on donkeys
    or riders on camels,
let him be alert,
    fully alert.”

And the lookout[a] shouted,

“Day after day, my lord, I stand on the watchtower;
    every night I stay at my post.
Look, here comes a man in a chariot
    with a team of horses.
And he gives back the answer:
    ‘Babylon has fallen, has fallen!
All the images of its gods
    lie shattered on the ground!’”

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 21:8 Dead Sea Scrolls and Syriac; Masoretic Text A lion
New International Version (NIV)

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Isaiah 47:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day:
Loss of children and widowhood.
They will come on you in full measure
In spite of your many sorceries,
In spite of the great power of your spells.

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Isaiah 47:9 New International Version (NIV)

Both of these will overtake you
    in a moment, on a single day:
    loss of children and widowhood.
They will come upon you in full measure,
    in spite of your many sorceries
    and all your potent spells.

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Jeremiah 51:11 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
The Lord has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes,
Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it;
For it is the vengeance of the Lord, vengeance for His temple.

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Jeremiah 51:11 New International Version (NIV)

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.

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Jeremiah 51:31 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

31 One [a]courier runs to meet [b]another,
And one [c]messenger to meet [d]another,
To tell the king of Babylon
That his city has been captured from end to end;

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 51:31 Lit runner
  2. Jeremiah 51:31 Lit runner
  3. Jeremiah 51:31 Lit announcer
  4. Jeremiah 51:31 Lit announcer
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Jeremiah 51:31 New International Version (NIV)

31 One courier follows another
    and messenger follows messenger
to announce to the king of Babylon
    that his entire city is captured,

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Jeremiah 51:39 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

39 “When they become heated up, I will serve them their banquet
And make them drunk, that they may become jubilant
And may sleep a perpetual sleep
And not wake up,” declares the Lord.

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Jeremiah 51:39 New International Version (NIV)

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.

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Jeremiah 51:57 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

57 “I will make her princes and her wise men drunk,
Her governors, her prefects and her mighty men,
That they may sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up,”
Declares the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.

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Jeremiah 51:57 New International Version (NIV)

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.

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