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12 your mother will be utterly shamed,
she who bore you will be disgraced.
Here she is! — last among the nations,
a desert, parched and barren.
13 Because of the anger of Adonai,
no one will live there any more;
all of it will be desolate.
Everyone passing Bavel will whistle
in shock at all her plagues.

14 “Take your positions surrounding Bavel,
all you whose bows are strung;
shoot at her, spare no arrows;
because she sinned against Adonai.

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12 your mother will be greatly ashamed;
    she who gave you birth will be disgraced.(A)
She will be the least of the nations—
    a wilderness, a dry land, a desert.(B)
13 Because of the Lord’s anger she will not be inhabited
    but will be completely desolate.(C)
All who pass Babylon will be appalled;(D)
    they will scoff(E) because of all her wounds.(F)

14 “Take up your positions around Babylon,
    all you who draw the bow.(G)
Shoot at her! Spare no arrows,(H)
    for she has sinned against the Lord.

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