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Jeremiah 50:4-10 World English Bible (WEB)

In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Yahweh their God. They shall inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, saying, Come, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten. My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place. All who found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said, We are not guilty, because they have sinned against Yahweh, the habitation of righteousness, even Yahweh, the hope of their fathers. Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and go out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats before the flocks. For, behold, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; no one shall return in vain. 10 Chaldea shall be a prey: all who prey on her shall be satisfied, says Yahweh.

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Jeremiah 50:4-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

“In those days and at that time,” declares the Lord, “the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the Lord their God they will seek. They will ask for the way to Zion, turning their faces [a]in its direction; [b]they [c]will come that they may join themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.

“My people have become lost sheep;
Their shepherds have led them astray.
They have made them turn aside on the mountains;
They have gone along from mountain to hill
And have forgotten their resting place.
“All who came upon them have devoured them;
And their adversaries have said, ‘We are not guilty,
Inasmuch as they have sinned against the Lord who is the habitation of righteousness,
Even the Lord, the hope of their fathers.’

“Wander away from the midst of Babylon
And [d]go forth from the land of the Chaldeans;
Be also like male goats [e]at the head of the flock.
“For behold, I am going to arouse and bring up against Babylon
A horde of great nations from the land of the north,
And they will draw up their battle lines against her;
From there she will be taken captive.
Their arrows will be like [f]an expert warrior
Who does not return empty-handed.
10 [g]Chaldea will become plunder;
All who plunder her will have enough,” declares the Lord.

Footnotes:

  1. Jeremiah 50:5 Lit hither
  2. Jeremiah 50:5 M.T. reads come ye!
  3. Jeremiah 50:5 Or will have come
  4. Jeremiah 50:8 Another reading is let them go forth
  5. Jeremiah 50:8 Or in front of
  6. Jeremiah 50:9 So some mss and versions; M.T. reads a warrior who makes childless
  7. Jeremiah 50:10 Or the Chaldeans
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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