19 The (A)portion of Jacob is not like these;
For He is the [a]Maker of everything,
And of the [b]tribe of His inheritance;
The (B)Lord of armies is His name.
20 He says, “You are My [c](C)war-club, My weapon of war;
And with you I (D)shatter nations,
And with you I destroy kingdoms.
21 With you I (E)shatter the horse and his rider,
And with you I shatter the (F)chariot and its rider,
22 And with you I shatter (G)man and woman,
And with you I shatter the old man and (H)youth,
And with you I shatter the young man and virgin,
23 And with you I shatter the shepherd and his flock,
And with you I shatter the farmer and his team,
And with you I shatter governors and officials.

24 “But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of (I)Chaldea for (J)all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes,” declares the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 51:19 Lit Fashioner
  2. Jeremiah 51:19 Or scepter; cf. Num 24:17
  3. Jeremiah 51:20 Lit shatterer