16 Destroy the [a]sower from Babel, and him that handleth the scythe in the time of harvest: because of the sword of the oppressor they shall turn everyone to his people, and they shall flee everyone to his own land.

17 Israel is like scattered sheep: the lions have dispersed them: first the king of [b]Assyria hath devoured him, and last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babel hath broken his [c]bones.

18 Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts the God of Israel, Behold, I will visit the king of Babel, and his land, as I have visited the King of Assyria.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:16 Destroy her so that none be left to labor the ground, or to take the fruit thereof.
  2. Jeremiah 50:17 Meaning, Tiglath-Pilesar, who carried away the ten tribes.
  3. Jeremiah 50:17 He carried away the rest, to wit, Judah, and Benjamin.

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