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43 The king of Babylon has heard the news about them,
    and his hands hang limp.
Distress has seized him,
    like a woman in labor.

44 “Look, like a lion comes up from the thicket of the Jordan to a pasture that grows year round,[a] so I’ll drive them away from her in an instant, and I’ll appoint whomever is chosen over her. Indeed, who is like me? Who gives me counsel? Who is the shepherd who will stand against me?” 45 Therefore, hear the plan that the Lord has made against Babylon, and the strategy that he devised against the land of the Chaldeans. Surely they’ll drag the little ones of the flock away. Surely their pasture will be desolate because of them.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:44 Lit. a perpetual pasture

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