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30     Babylon’s mighty warriors have stopped fighting;
        they stay inside their fortresses, afraid.
    Their strength is gone; they have become as weak as women.
        The houses of Babylon are burning, the bars of her city gates broken.
31     The news travels fast—a runner races to meet another;
        the word goes from messenger to messenger
    Until it reaches the king of Babylon:
        His entire city has been captured.
32     The river crossings have been taken,
        the marshlands have been set ablaze,
        and the soldiers are terrified.

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