Listen, a noise on the mountains,
    like that of a great multitude!(A)
Listen, an uproar(B) among the kingdoms,
    like nations massing together!
The Lord Almighty(C) is mustering(D)
    an army for war.

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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,(A)
23 with you I shatter shepherd and flock,
    with you I shatter farmer and oxen,
    with you I shatter governors and officials.(B)

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

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

27 “Lift up a banner(J) in the land!
    Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
    summon against her these kingdoms:(K)
    Ararat,(L) Minni and Ashkenaz.(M)
Appoint a commander against her;
    send up horses like a swarm of locusts.(N)
28 Prepare the nations for battle against her—
    the kings of the Medes,(O)
their governors and all their officials,
    and all the countries they rule.(P)

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  1. Jeremiah 51:24 Or Chaldea; also in verse 35