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30 The Babylonian soldiers
have lost their strength
    and courage.[a]
They stay in their fortresses,
    unable to fight,
while the enemy breaks through
the city gates,
    then sets their homes on fire.
31 One messenger after another
    announces to the king,
“Babylon has been captured!
32 The enemy now controls
    the river crossings!
The marshes[b] are on fire!
    Your army has panicked!”

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Footnotes

  1. 51.30 have lost their strength and courage: Hebrew “have lost their strength and have become like women.”
  2. 51.32 marshes: The tall grass in the marshes could have provided hiding places for people trying to escape from Babylon.

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