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57 (A)I will make drunk her officials and her wise men,
(B)her governors, her commanders, and her warriors;
they shall sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake,
declares (C)the King, whose name is the Lord of hosts.
58 “Thus says the Lord of hosts:
The broad (D)wall of Babylon
shall be leveled to the ground,
(E)and her high gates
shall be burned with fire.
(F)The peoples labor for nothing,
and (G)the nations weary themselves only for fire.”
59 The word that Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah (H)the son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah king of Judah to Babylon, (I)in the fourth year of his reign. Seraiah was the quartermaster.Read full chapter