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57 “I will intoxicate her officials and sages,
her governors, deputies, and warriors,
and they will sleep a perpetual sleep,
and not awake.”
It is a declaration of the King,
whose Name is Adonai-Tzva’ot.
58 Thus says Adonai-Tzva’ot:
“Babylon’s thick wall will be totally razed
and her high gates burned with fire.
So the peoples are toiling for nothing,
and nations weary themselves for fire.”

59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, when he went with King Zedekiah of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was quartermaster.

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