11 “Sharpen the arrows,(A)
    take up the shields!(B)
The Lord has stirred up the kings(C) of the Medes,(D)
    because his purpose(E) is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,(F)
    vengeance for his temple.(G)

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27 “Lift up a banner(A) in the land!
    Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
    summon against her these kingdoms:(B)
    Ararat,(C) Minni and Ashkenaz.(D)
Appoint a commander against her;
    send up horses like a swarm of locusts.(E)
28 Prepare the nations for battle against her—
    the kings of the Medes,(F)
their governors and all their officials,
    and all the countries they rule.(G)
29 The land trembles(H) and writhes,
    for the Lord’s purposes(I) against Babylon stand—
to lay waste(J) the land of Babylon
    so that no one will live there.(K)

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17 See, I will stir up(A) against them the Medes,(B)
    who do not care for silver
    and have no delight in gold.(C)

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A dire(A) vision has been shown to me:
    The traitor betrays,(B) the looter takes loot.
Elam,(C) attack! Media,(D) lay siege!
    I will bring to an end all the groaning she caused.

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