Jubilee Bible 2000
43 The king of Babylon has heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble; anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the strong habitation; but I will rest and will make him run from upon her; and he who shall be chosen I will appoint over her. For who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
45 Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD that he has taken against Babylon and his thoughts that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall drag them out, and they shall destroy their habitations with them.Read full chapter
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43 The king of Babylon has heard reports about them,
and his hands hang limp.(A)
Anguish has gripped him,
pain like that of a woman in labor.(B)
44 Like a lion coming up from Jordan’s thickets(C)
to a rich pastureland,
I will chase Babylon from its land in an instant.
Who is the chosen(D) one I will appoint for this?
Who is like me and who can challenge me?(E)
And what shepherd can stand against me?”
45 Therefore, hear what the Lord has planned against Babylon,
what he has purposed(F) against the land of the Babylonians:(G)
The young of the flock will be dragged away;
their pasture will be appalled at their fate.