12 The city is left in ruins,(A)
    its gate(B) is battered to pieces.

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I will go before you(A)
    and will level(B) the mountains[a];
I will break down gates(C) of bronze
    and cut through bars of iron.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 45:2 Dead Sea Scrolls and Septuagint; the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.

58 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

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

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