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57 I, the Lord All-Powerful,
the true King, promise
that the officials and advisors,
the governors and leaders
and the soldiers of Babylon
will get drunk, fall asleep,
and never wake up.
58 The thick walls of that city
will be torn down,
and its huge gates burned.
Everything that nation
worked so hard to gain
will go up in smoke.
Jeremiah Gives Seraiah a ScrollRead full chapter
- 51.59 Zedekiah’s: See the note at 1.3.
- 51.59 Baruch’s brother Seraiah: Hebrew “Seraiah son of Neriah and grandson of Mahseiah”; Baruch helped Jeremiah write down his messages (see 32.12; 36.4-10).
- 51.59 arranging for places to stay overnight: Hebrew and one ancient translation; two ancient translations, “the tax money.”