Babylon will suddenly fall(A) and be broken.
    Wail over her!
Get balm(B) for her pain;
    perhaps she can be healed.

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17 Then they will take up a lament(A) concerning you and say to you:

“‘How you are destroyed, city of renown,
    peopled by men of the sea!
You were a power on the seas,
    you and your citizens;
you put your terror
    on all who lived there.(B)

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18 Now the coastlands tremble(A)
    on the day of your fall;
the islands in the sea
    are terrified at your collapse.’(B)

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