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27 Kill all Babylon’s strongest warriors.
    Let them die in battle.
How terrible it will be for them!
    Their time to be judged has come.
    Now they will be punished.
28 Listen to those who have escaped.
    Listen to those who have returned from Babylon.
They are announcing in Zion
    how I have paid Babylon back.
    I have paid it back for destroying my temple.

29 “Send for men armed with bows and arrows.
    Send them against Babylon.
Set up camp all around it.
    Do not let anyone escape.
Pay it back for what its people have done.
    Do to them what they have done to others.
They have dared to disobey me.
    I am the Holy One of Israel.

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