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57 I will make their officials and wise men drunk,
    along with their governors, officers, and soldiers.
        They will fall into a deep sleep and never wake up,”
            declares the Melek, whose name is Yahweh Tsebaoth.

58 This is what Yahweh Tsebaoth says:

The thick walls of Babylon will be leveled,
    and its high gates will be set on fire.
        People exhaust themselves for nothing.
        The nations wear themselves out only to have a fire.

59 This is the message that the prophet Jeremiah gave to Seraiah, son of Neriah and grandson of Mahseiah, when Seraiah went to Babylon with King Zedekiah of Judah in the fourth year of Zedekiah’s rule. (Seraiah was the quartermaster.)

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