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30 The warriors of Babylon have ceased to fight,
    they remain in the strongholds,
their power has dried up,
    they have become as women.
Her dwelling places are set on fire,
    her bars are broken.
31 one runner runs to meet another runner,
    and one messenger to meet another messenger,
to tell the king of Babylon that his city has been captured,
    from end to end.[a]
32 And the fords have been seized,
    and the reed marshes have been burned with fire,
    and the soldiers[b] are horrified.

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  1. Jeremiah 51:31 Literally “from end”
  2. Jeremiah 51:32 Literally “the men of the war”