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Jeremiah 51:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and is shattered;
    wail for her!
Bring balm for her wound;
    perhaps she may be healed.

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Jeremiah 46:11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 Go up to Gilead, and take balm,
    O virgin daughter Egypt!
In vain you have used many medicines;
    there is no healing for you.

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Isaiah 21:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Look, there they come, riders,
    horsemen in pairs!”
Then he responded,
    “Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
and all the images of her gods
    lie shattered on the ground.”

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Revelation 14:8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”

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Revelation 18:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

He called out with a mighty voice,

“Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great!
    It has become a dwelling place of demons,
a haunt of every foul spirit,
    a haunt of every foul bird,
    a haunt of every foul and hateful beast.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Revelation 18:2 Other ancient authorities lack the words a haunt of every foul beast and attach the words and hateful to the previous line so as to read a haunt of every foul and hateful bird
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Jeremiah 50:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Declare among the nations and proclaim,
    set up a banner and proclaim,
    do not conceal it, say:
Babylon is taken,
    Bel is put to shame,
    Merodach is dismayed.
Her images are put to shame,
    her idols are dismayed.

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Jeremiah 48:20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Moab is put to shame, for it is broken down;
    wail and cry!
Tell it by the Arnon,
    that Moab is laid waste.

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Revelation 18:17-19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

17 For in one hour all this wealth has been laid waste!”

And all shipmasters and seafarers, sailors and all whose trade is on the sea, stood far off 18 and cried out as they saw the smoke of her burning,

“What city was like the great city?”

19 And they threw dust on their heads, as they wept and mourned, crying out,

“Alas, alas, the great city,
    where all who had ships at sea
    grew rich by her wealth!
For in one hour she has been laid waste.”

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Revelation 18:8-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

therefore her plagues will come in a single day—
    pestilence and mourning and famine—
and she will be burned with fire;
    for mighty is the Lord God who judges her.”

And the kings of the earth, who committed fornication and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning; 10 they will stand far off, in fear of her torment, and say,

“Alas, alas, the great city,
    Babylon, the mighty city!
For in one hour your judgment has come.”

11 And the merchants of the earth weep and mourn for her, since no one buys their cargo anymore,

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Nahum 3:19 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

19 There is no assuaging your hurt,
    your wound is mortal.
All who hear the news about you
    clap their hands over you.
For who has ever escaped
    your endless cruelty?

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Daniel 5:31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 [a] And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.

Footnotes:

  1. Daniel 5:31 Ch 6.1 in Aram
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Daniel 5:24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

24 “So from his presence the hand was sent and this writing was inscribed.

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Ezekiel 30:2 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Mortal, prophesy, and say, Thus says the Lord God:

Wail, “Alas for the day!”

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Ezekiel 27:30-32 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

30 and wail aloud over you,
    and cry bitterly.
They throw dust on their heads
    and wallow in ashes;
31 they make themselves bald for you,
    and put on sackcloth,
and they weep over you in bitterness of soul,
    with bitter mourning.
32 In their wailing they raise a lamentation for you,
    and lament over you:
“Who was ever destroyed[a] like Tyre
    in the midst of the sea?

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 27:32 Tg Vg: Heb like silence
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Jeremiah 51:41 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

41 How Sheshach[a] is taken,
    the pride of the whole earth seized!
How Babylon has become
    an object of horror among the nations!

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 51:41 Sheshach is a cryptogram for Babel, Babylon
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Jeremiah 48:31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

31 Therefore I wail for Moab;
    I cry out for all Moab;
    for the people of Kir-heres I mourn.

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Jeremiah 30:12-15 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 For thus says the Lord:
Your hurt is incurable,
    your wound is grievous.
13 There is no one to uphold your cause,
    no medicine for your wound,
    no healing for you.
14 All your lovers have forgotten you;
    they care nothing for you;
for I have dealt you the blow of an enemy,
    the punishment of a merciless foe,
because your guilt is great,
    because your sins are so numerous.
15 Why do you cry out over your hurt?
    Your pain is incurable.
Because your guilt is great,
    because your sins are so numerous,
    I have done these things to you.

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Jeremiah 8:22 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

22 Is there no balm in Gilead?
    Is there no physician there?
Why then has the health of my poor people
    not been restored?

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Isaiah 47:9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

both these things shall come upon you
    in a moment, in one day:
the loss of children and widowhood
    shall come upon you in full measure,
in spite of your many sorceries
    and the great power of your enchantments.

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Isaiah 13:6-7 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Wail, for the day of the Lord is near;
    it will come like destruction from the Almighty![a]
Therefore all hands will be feeble,
    and every human heart will melt,

Footnotes:

  1. Isaiah 13:6 Traditional rendering of Heb Shaddai
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