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55 The Lord is destroying Babylon
    and making the loud sounds of the city become silent.
Enemies come roaring in like ocean waves.
    The roar of their voices is heard all around.
56 ·The army has come to destroy [L Destroyers have come to] Babylon.
    Her soldiers have been captured,
    and their bows are broken,
because the Lord is a God who punishes people for the evil they do.
    He ·gives them the full punishment they deserve [repays them in full].
57 I will make Babylon’s rulers and wise men drunk [C with the cup of God’s wrath; 25:15–38],
    and her governors, officers, and soldiers, too.
Then they will sleep forever and never wake up [v. 39],” says the King,
    whose name is the Lord ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts].

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