57 “I will (A)make her leaders and her wise men drunk,
Her governors, her officials, and her warriors,
So that they will sleep a (B)perpetual sleep and not wake up,”
(C)Declares the King, whose name is the Lord of armies.

58 This is what the Lord of armies says:

“The broad (D)wall of Babylon will be completely demolished,
And her high (E)gates will be set on fire;
So the peoples will (F)labor for nothing,
And the nations become (G)exhausted only for fire.”

59 The [a]command that Jeremiah the prophet [b]gave Seraiah the son of (H)Neriah, the grandson of Mahseiah, when he went with (I)Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. (And Seraiah was quartermaster.)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 51:59 Lit word
  2. Jeremiah 51:59 Lit commanded