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30 Babylon’s warriors have stopped fighting.
    They stay in their ·protected cities [strongholds].
Their strength is gone,
    and they have become like women [C frightened].
Babylon’s houses are burning.
    The bars [C of its gates] are broken.
31 One runner meets another runner;
    messenger meets messenger.
They announce to the king of Babylon
    that his whole city has been captured.
32 The river crossings have been ·captured [seized],
    and the swamplands are burning with fire.
    All of the soldiers [C of Babylon] are terribly afraid.”

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