12 Your mother hath been sorely put to shame; she that bore you hath been covered with reproach: behold, [she is become] hindmost of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
13 Because of the wrath of Jehovah, it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate; every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and shall hiss, because of all her plagues.
14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about, all ye that bend the bow; shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against Jehovah.Read full chapter
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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)