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55 For the Eternal is destroying Babylon;
    He will drown out the piercing sound of her cries
As wave after wave of her enemies roars in,
    crashing against her, with the deafening sound of battle in the air.
56 A destroyer is coming to attack Babylon; her mighty warriors will be captured.
    Their weapons will be broken.
For the Eternal is a just God who pays accordingly,
    and He will repay Babylon in full.

57 Eternal One: I will make her leaders and wise men drunk
        as well as her governors, leaders, and mighty warriors.
    And when they fall asleep, they will sleep forever,

    So says the King, whose name is the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies.

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