12 Your (A)mother [a]will be greatly ashamed,
She who gave you birth [b]will be humiliated.
Behold, she will be the least of the nations,
A (B)wilderness, a parched land and a desert.
13 “Because of the indignation of the Lord she will (C)not be inhabited,
But she will be (D)completely desolate;
Everyone who passes by Babylon (E)will be horrified
And will hiss because of all her wounds.
14 “Draw up your battle lines against Babylon on every side,
All you who [c]bend the bow;
Shoot at her, do not be sparing with your arrows,
For she has (F)sinned against the Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 50:12 Or has become
  2. Jeremiah 50:12 Or has become
  3. Jeremiah 50:14 Lit tread (in order to string)

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