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27 Kill all the young men in Babylon;
    let them be killed like animals.
How terrible it will be for them, because the time has come for their defeat;
    it is time for them to be punished.
28 Listen to the people running to escape the country of Babylon!
    They are telling Jerusalem
how the Lord our God is punishing Babylon as it deserves
    for destroying his Temple.

29 “Call for the archers
    to come against Babylon.
Tell them to surround the city,
    and let no one escape.
Pay her back for what she has done;
    do to her what she has done to other nations.
Babylon acted with pride against the Lord,
    the Holy One of Israel.

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