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57 I will make her officials drunk, and her wise men,
    her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men;
and they will sleep a perpetual sleep, and not awake,
    says the King whose name is the Lord of Hosts.

58 Thus says the Lord of Hosts:

The broad wall of Babylon will be utterly broken,
    and her high gates will be burned with fire;
and the peoples will labor in vain,
    and the nations become exhausted only for fire.

Jeremiah’s Command to Seraiah

59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was a quartermaster.

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