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43 The king of Babylon heard about those armies.
    And he became helpless because of his fear.
His fear is like pain.
    It is like the pain of a woman having a baby.

44 “A lion will come from the thick bushes near the Jordan River.
    It will go into the rich pastures where people feed their flocks.
I am like that lion! I will suddenly chase the people of Babylon from their land.
    Who is the one I have chosen to do this?
There is no one like me.
    There is no one who can challenge me.
    None of their leaders can stand up against me.”

45 So listen to what the Lord has planned to do against Babylon.
    Listen to what he has decided to do to the people in Babylon.
He will surely drag away the young ones of Babylon.
    Babylon’s pastures will be destroyed because of them.

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