18 But the (A)idols will completely vanish.

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“Now behold, here comes a troop of riders, horsemen in pairs.”
And one said, “(A)Fallen, fallen is Babylon;
And all the (B)images of her gods [a]are shattered on the ground.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 21:9 Lit he has shattered to the earth

(A)Declare and proclaim among the nations.
Proclaim it and (B)lift up a standard.
Do not conceal it but say,
(C)Babylon has been captured,
(D)Bel has been put to shame, [a]Marduk has been [b]shattered;
Her (E)images have been put to shame, her idols have been shattered.’

For a nation has come up against her out of the (F)north; it will make her land (G)an object of horror, and there will be (H)no inhabitant in it. Both man and beast have wandered off, they have gone away!

“In those days and at that time,” declares the Lord, “the sons of Israel will come, both they and the sons of Judah (I)as well; they will go along (J)weeping as they go, and it will be (K)the Lord their God they will seek.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:2 Heb Merodach
  2. Jeremiah 50:2 Or dismayed

44 (A)I will punish Bel in Babylon,
And I will make what he has swallowed (B)come out of his mouth;
And the nations will no longer (C)stream to him.
Even the (D)wall of Babylon has fallen down!

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