31 Wail,(A) you gate!(B) Howl, you city!
    Melt away, all you Philistines!(C)
A cloud of smoke comes from the north,(D)
    and there is not a straggler in its ranks.(E)

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26 and all the kings of the north,(A) near and far, one after the other—all the kingdoms(B) on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshak[a](C) will drink it too.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:26 Sheshak is a cryptogram for Babylon.
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also Gomer(A) with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah(B) from the far north(C) with all its troops—the many nations with you.

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I will turn you around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north(A) and send you against the mountains of Israel.(B)

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