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43 The king of Babylon heard their report
    and his hands grew slack.
Anxiety has seized him,
    fear and pain like the woman who gives birth.
44 Look, like a lion he comes up from the thickets[a] of the Jordan
    against a pastureland by a constantly flowing stream,[b]
so I will chase them away quickly[c] from her,
    and I will appoint whoever is chosen over her.
For who is like me, and who can summon me,
    and who is this shepherd who can stand before me?[d]
45 Therefore[e] hear the plan of Yahweh
    that he has planned against Babylon,
and his plans
    that he has planned against the land of the Chaldeans.
Surely[f] they will drag them away,
    the little ones of the flock.
Surely[g] he will cause their grazing place
    to be desolate over them.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:44 Hebrew “thicket”
  2. Jeremiah 50:44 Literally “a pasture of ever-flowing”
  3. Jeremiah 50:44 Literally “I will do in an instant I will cause them to run”
  4. Jeremiah 50:44 Literally “to the face of me”
  5. Jeremiah 50:45 Literally “To thus”
  6. Jeremiah 50:45 Literally “If not”
  7. Jeremiah 50:45 Literally “If not”

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