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Jeremiah 51:10-12 International Standard Version (ISV)

10 The Lord will vindicate us.
    Come! Let us declare the work of the Lord our God in Zion.

11 Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
The Lord has stirred up the spirit
    of the kings of the Medes—
        he has decided to destroy Babylon.
Indeed, it’s the Lord’s vengeance,
    vengeance for his Temple.
12 Lift up the battle standard[a] against Babylon’s walls.
    Strengthen the guard;
        post watchmen.[b]
Set men in position for an ambush.
    For the Lord will both plan and carry out what he has
        declared against the inhabitants of Babylon.


  1. Jeremiah 51:12 I.e. Give the signal to attack
  2. Jeremiah 51:12 Or guards
International Standard Version (ISV)

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Jeremiah 51:10-12 New International Version (NIV)

10 “‘The Lord has vindicated us;
    come, let us tell in Zion
    what the Lord our God has done.’

11 “Sharpen the arrows,
    take up the shields!
The Lord has stirred up the kings of the Medes,
    because his purpose is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,
    vengeance for his temple.
12 Lift up a banner against the walls of Babylon!
    Reinforce the guard,
station the watchmen,
    prepare an ambush!
The Lord will carry out his purpose,
    his decree against the people of Babylon.

New International Version (NIV)

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