Set them apart for war(A) against her;
rise up, let’s attack at noon.
Woe to us, for the day is passing;
the evening shadows grow long.

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I will appoint destroyers against you,
each with his weapons.
They will cut down the choicest of your cedars
and throw them into the fire.

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For I will soon stir up and bring against Babylon
an assembly of great nations from the north country.
They will line up in battle formation against her;
from there she will be captured.
Their arrows will be like those of a skilled[a] warrior
who does not return empty-handed.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:9 Some Hb mss, LXX, Syr; other Hb mss read bereaving

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