57 I will make her princes and sages drunk,
along with her governors, officials, and warriors.
Then they will fall asleep forever
and never wake up.(A)
This is the King’s declaration;
the Lord of Armies is his name.(B)

58 This is what the Lord of Armies says:

Babylon’s thick walls will be totally demolished,(C)
and her high gates set ablaze.
The peoples will have labored for nothing;(D)
the nations will weary themselves only to feed the fire.

59 This is what the prophet Jeremiah commanded Seraiah son of Neriah son of Mahseiah,(E) the quartermaster, when he went to Babylon with King Zedekiah of Judah in the fourth year of Zedekiah’s reign.

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