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52 “Yes,” says the Lord, “but the time is coming
    when I will destroy Babylon’s idols.
The groans of her wounded people
    will be heard throughout the land.

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47 For the time is surely coming
    when I will punish this great city and all her idols.
Her whole land will be disgraced,
    and her dead will lie in the streets.

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38 A drought[a] will strike her water supply,
    causing it to dry up.
And why? Because the whole land is filled with idols,
    and the people are madly in love with them.

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Footnotes

  1. 50:38 Or sword; the Hebrew words for drought and sword are very similar.

30 That very night Belshazzar, the Babylonian[a] king, was killed.[b]

31 [c]And Darius the Mede took over the kingdom at the age of sixty-two.

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Footnotes

  1. 5:30a Or Chaldean.
  2. 5:30b The Persians and Medes conquered Babylon in October 539 B.c.
  3. 5:31 Verse 5:31 is numbered 6:1 in Aramaic text.

24 I will strengthen the arms of Babylon’s king and put my sword in his hand. But I will break the arms of Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he will lie there mortally wounded, groaning in pain.

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15 Anyone who is captured will be cut down—
    run through with a sword.
16 Their little children will be dashed to death before their eyes.
    Their homes will be sacked, and their wives will be raped.

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