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30 Babylon’s warriors quit fighting;
    they hide in their fortifications.
Their strength is worn out;
    their courage is gone!
Babylon’s houses are burned down,
    and its gates are smashed.
31 Courier joins courier,
    messenger joins messenger
        to relate the news to the king of Babylon
        that his entire city has fallen.
32 The river crossings are blocked;
    the marshes are on fire;
    the soldiers are terrified.

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