Jeremiah 25:8-12New American Standard Bible (NASB)
8 “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘Because you have not obeyed My words,9 behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will send to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about; and I will [a]utterly destroy them and make them a horror and a hissing, and an everlasting desolation.10 Moreover, I will [b]take from them the voice of joy and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride, the sound of the millstones and the light of the lamp.11 This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.
Babylon Will Be Judged
12 ‘Then it will be when seventy years are completed I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation,’ declares the Lord, ‘for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it an everlasting desolation.
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