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57 I will make Babylon’s rulers and wise men drunk.
    I will make her governors, officers and soldiers drunk, too.
Then they will sleep forever and never wake up,” says the King.
    His name is the Lord of heaven’s armies.

58 This is what the Lord of heaven’s armies says:

“Babylon’s thick wall will be pulled down.
    Her high gates will be burned.
The people will work hard, but it won’t help.
    Their work will only become fuel for the flames!”

A Message to Babylon

59 This is the message that Jeremiah the prophet gave to the officer Seraiah. Seraiah was the son of Neriah, who was the son of Mahseiah. Seraiah went to Babylon with Zedekiah king of Judah. This happened in the fourth year Zedekiah was king of Judah.

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