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57 I will make its rulers drunk—
    men of wisdom, leaders, and soldiers.
They will go to sleep and never wake up.
    I, the king, have spoken;
    I am the Lord Almighty.
58 The walls of mighty Babylon will be thrown to the ground,
    and its towering gates burned down.
The work of the nations is all for nothing;
    their efforts go up in flames.
I, the Lord Almighty, have spoken.”

Jeremiah's Message Is Sent to Babylonia

59 King Zedekiah's personal attendant was Seraiah, the son of Neriah and grandson of Mahseiah. In the fourth year that Zedekiah was king of Judah, Seraiah was going to Babylonia with him, and I gave him some instructions.

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