12 Therefore your mother shall be sore confounded, and she that bare you shall be ashamed, behold, the uttermost of the nations shall be a desert, a dry land, and a wilderness.

13 Because of the wrath of the Lord it shall not be inhabited, but shall be wholly desolate: everyone that goeth by Babel, shall be astonished, [a]and hiss at all her plagues.

14 [b]Put yourselves in array against Babel round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath [c]sinned against the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:13 In sign of contempt and disdain.
  2. Jeremiah 50:14 He speaketh to the enemies the Medes and Persians.
  3. Jeremiah 50:14 Though the Lord called the Babylonians his servants, and their work his work in punishing his people, yet because they did it not to glorify God, but for their own malice, and to profit themselves, it is here called sin.

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