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30 Babylon’s warriors ceased fighting.
They stay in their strongholds.
Their might is exhausted.
They have become like women.
Her dwellings are set ablaze,
her gate-bars are broken.
31 One runner runs to meet another,
and one messenger to meet another,
to tell Babylon’s king that his city
has been taken from end to end.
32 The fords have also been seized
and the marshes burned with fire,
so the warriors are in panic.

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30 Babylon’s warriors(A) have stopped fighting;
    they remain in their strongholds.
Their strength is exhausted;
    they have become weaklings.(B)
Her dwellings are set on fire;(C)
    the bars(D) of her gates are broken.
31 One courier(E) follows another
    and messenger follows messenger
to announce to the king of Babylon
    that his entire city is captured,(F)
32 the river crossings seized,
    the marshes set on fire,(G)
    and the soldiers terrified.(H)

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