55 For the Lord is going to destroy Babylon,
And He will make her loud [a]noise vanish from her.
And their (A)waves will roar like many waters;
The tumult of their voices [b]sounds forth.
56 For the (B)destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon,
And her mighty men will be captured,
Their (C)bows are shattered;
For the Lord is a God of (D)recompense,
He will fully repay.
57 “I will (E)make her princes and her wise men drunk,
Her governors, her prefects and her mighty men,
That they may sleep a (F)perpetual sleep and not wake up,”
(G)Declares the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.

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  1. Jeremiah 51:55 Or voice
  2. Jeremiah 51:55 Lit is given