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30 The warriors of Babylon have stopped fighting.
    They stay in their strongholds;
their strength is dried up;
    they have become like women.
Her buildings are set on fire;
    the bars of her gates are broken.
31 One runner runs to meet another runner,[a]
    and one messenger to meet another messenger,[b]
to tell the king of Babylon that his city has been seized
    from one end to the other.[c]
32 The fords have been captured,
    and the marshes burned with fire.
        The soldiers are terrified.

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  1. Jeremiah 51:31 Lit. to meet a runner
  2. Jeremiah 51:31 Lit. to meet a messenger
  3. Jeremiah 51:31 Lit. from the end