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57 “And I will make drunk her officials, and her wise men,
    her governors, and her officials, and her warriors,
and they will sleep an everlasting sleep,[a]
    and they will not wake up,”
declares[b] the King, Yahweh of hosts is his name.

58 Thus says Yahweh of hosts:

“The broad walls of Babylon will be utterly demolished,
    and her high gates will burn with fire,
and the peoples will labor for nothing,[c]
    and the nations for fire,[d]
and they will grow weary.”

The Scroll Concerning Babylon is Thrown into the Euphrates

59 The word that Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah, the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, at his going with Zedekiah, the king of Judah, to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was the quartermaster.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 51:57 Literally “a sleep of eternity”
  2. Jeremiah 51:57 Literally “a declaration of”
  3. Jeremiah 51:58 Literally “for enough of empty”
  4. Jeremiah 51:58 Literally “for enough of fire”
  5. Jeremiah 51:59 Literally “official of the resting place”
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