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57 I will make Babylon’s officials and wise men drunk.
    I will do the same thing to its governors, officers and soldiers.
They will lie down and die. They will never wake up,”
    announces the King. His name is the Lord Who Rules Over All.

58 The Lord who rules over all says,

“Babylon’s thick walls will fall down flat.
    Its high gates will be set on fire.
The nations wear themselves out for no reason at all.
    Their hard work will only be burned up in the flames.”

59 Jeremiah the prophet gave a message to the staff officer Seraiah, the son of Neriah. Neriah was the son of Mahseiah. Jeremiah told Seraiah to take the message with him to Babylon. Seraiah went there with Zedekiah, the king of Judah. He left in the fourth year of Zedekiah’s rule.

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