30 The strong men of Babel have ceased to fight: they have remained in their holds: their strength hath failed, and they were like women: they have burnt her dwelling places, and her bars are broken.

31 A post shall run to meet the post, and a messenger to meet the messenger, to show the King of Babel, that his city is taken on a [a]side thereof,

32 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds burnt with fire, and the men of war troubled.

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  1. Jeremiah 51:31 By turning the course of the river one side was made open and the reeds that did grow in the water were destroyed, which Cyrus did by the counsel of Gobria and Gabatha Belshazzar’s captains.