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Jeremiah 51:11-14 World English Bible (WEB)

11 Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: Yahweh has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Yahweh, the vengeance of his temple. 12 Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for Yahweh has both purposed and done that which he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon. 13 You who dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end has come, the measure of your covetousness. 14 Yahweh of Armies has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with the canker worm; and they shall lift up a shout against you.

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Jeremiah 51:11-14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

11 Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
The Lord has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes,
Because His purpose is against Babylon to destroy it;
For it is the vengeance of the Lord, vengeance for His temple.
12 Lift up a [a]signal against the walls of Babylon;
Post a strong guard,
Station [b]sentries,
Place men in ambush!
For the Lord has both purposed and performed
What He spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
13 O you who dwell by many waters,
Abundant in treasures,
Your end has come,
The [c]measure of your [d]end.
14 The Lord of hosts has sworn by Himself:
“Surely I will fill you with a [e]population like locusts,
And they will cry out with [f]shouts of victory over you.”


  1. Jeremiah 51:12 Or standard
  2. Jeremiah 51:12 Or watchmen
  3. Jeremiah 51:13 Lit cubit
  4. Jeremiah 51:13 Lit being cut off
  5. Jeremiah 51:14 Or mankind
  6. Jeremiah 51:14 I.e. like the song of grape treaders
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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