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12 your mother will be very ashamed.
    She who gave birth to you will be humiliated.[a]
Look, she will be the least of the nations,
    a desert,[b] dry land, and wilderness.[c]
13 Because of the anger of Yahweh she will not be inhabited,
    but she will be a wasteland, all of her.
Everyone who passes by Babylon will be appalled
    and will hiss because of all her wounds.
14 Draw up a battle formation at Babylon all around,
    all those who bend the bow, shoot at her.
You must not spare arrows,[d]
    for she has sinned against Yahweh.

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  1. Jeremiah 50:12 Or “ashamed”
  2. Jeremiah 50:12 Or “wilderness”
  3. Jeremiah 50:12 Or “Arabah”
  4. Jeremiah 50:14 Hebrew “arrow”

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