Lament over Judah’s Devastation

19 (A)My [a]soul, my [b]soul! I am in anguish! [c]Oh, my heart!
My (B)heart is pounding in me;
I cannot be silent,
Because [d]you have heard, O my soul,
The (C)sound of the trumpet,
The alarm of war.
20 (D)Disaster on disaster is proclaimed,
For the (E)whole land is devastated;
Suddenly my (F)tents are devastated,
My curtains in an instant.
21 How long must I see the standard
And hear the sound of the trumpet?

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 4:19 Lit inward parts
  2. Jeremiah 4:19 Lit inward parts
  3. Jeremiah 4:19 Lit The walls of my heart
  4. Jeremiah 4:19 Or I, my soul, heard

19 Oh, my anguish, my anguish!(A)
    I writhe in pain.(B)
Oh, the agony of my heart!
    My heart pounds(C) within me,
    I cannot keep silent.(D)
For I have heard the sound of the trumpet;(E)
    I have heard the battle cry.(F)
20 Disaster follows disaster;(G)
    the whole land lies in ruins.(H)
In an instant my tents(I) are destroyed,
    my shelter in a moment.
21 How long must I see the battle standard(J)
    and hear the sound of the trumpet?(K)

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54 The (A)sound of an outcry from Babylon,
And of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
55 For the Lord is going to destroy Babylon,
And He will make her loud [a]noise vanish from her.
And their (B)waves will roar like many waters;
The tumult of their voices [b]sounds forth.
56 For the (C)destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon,
And her mighty men will be captured,
Their (D)bows are shattered;
For the Lord is a God of (E)recompense,
He will fully repay.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 51:55 Or voice
  2. Jeremiah 51:55 Lit is given

54 “The sound of a cry(A) comes from Babylon,
    the sound of great destruction(B)
    from the land of the Babylonians.[a]
55 The Lord will destroy Babylon;
    he will silence(C) her noisy din.
Waves(D) of enemies will rage like great waters;
    the roar of their voices will resound.
56 A destroyer(E) will come against Babylon;
    her warriors will be captured,
    and their bows will be broken.(F)
For the Lord is a God of retribution;
    he will repay(G) in full.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 51:54 Or Chaldeans

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