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57 And I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts. 58 Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: [a]The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly [b]overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary.

59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was [c]chief chamberlain.

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  1. Jeremiah 51:58 Or, The walls of broad Babylon
  2. Jeremiah 51:58 Or, made bare
  3. Jeremiah 51:59 Or, quartermaster