57 And I will [a]make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her dukes, and her nobles, and her strong men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose Name is the Lord of hosts.

58 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, The [b]thick wall of Babel shall be broken, and her high gates shall be burnt with fire, and the people shall labor in vain, and the folk in the fire, for 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 into Babel, in the [c]fourth year of his reign, and this Seraiah was a peaceable Prince.

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  1. Jeremiah 51:57 I will so astonish them by afflictions that they shall not know which way to turn them.
  2. Jeremiah 51:58 The thickness of the wall was fifty foot thick.
  3. Jeremiah 51:59 This was not in the time of his captivity, but seven years before, when he went either to gratulate Nebuchadnezzar, or to entreat of some matters.