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12 your mother shall be utterly shamed,
    and she who bore you shall be disgraced.
Lo, she shall be the last of the nations,
    a wilderness, dry land, and a desert.
13 Because of the wrath of the Lord she shall not be inhabited,
    but shall be an utter desolation;
everyone who passes by Babylon shall be appalled
    and hiss because of all her wounds.
14 Take up your positions around Babylon,
    all you that bend the bow;
shoot at her, spare no arrows,
    for she has sinned against the Lord.

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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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