International Children’s Bible
6 The king of Babylon beat people in anger.
He beat them again and again.
He ruled the people in anger.
He kept on doing terrible things to the people.
7 But now, the whole land rests and is quiet.
Now the people begin to sing.
8 Even the pine trees are happy.
And the cedar trees of Lebanon rejoice.
They say, “The king has fallen.
No one will ever cut us down again.”
New International Version
6 which in anger struck down peoples(A)
with unceasing blows,
and in fury subdued(B) nations
with relentless aggression.(C)
7 All the lands are at rest and at peace;(D)
they break into singing.(E)
8 Even the junipers(F) and the cedars of Lebanon
gloat over you and say,
“Now that you have been laid low,
no one comes to cut us down.”(G)