I will summon(A) all the peoples of the north(B) and my servant(C) Nebuchadnezzar(D) king of Babylon,” declares the Lord, “and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy[a](E) them and make them an object of horror and scorn,(F) and an everlasting ruin.(G)

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 25:9 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them.
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A nation from the north(A) will attack her
    and lay waste her land.
No one will live(B) in it;
    both people and animals(C) will flee away.

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For I will stir(A) up and bring against Babylon
    an alliance of great nations(B) from the land of the north.(C)
They will take up their positions against her,
    and from the north she will be captured.(D)
Their arrows(E) will be like skilled warriors
    who do not return empty-handed.

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11 “Sharpen the arrows,(A)
    take up the shields!(B)
The Lord has stirred up the kings(C) of the Medes,(D)
    because his purpose(E) is to destroy Babylon.
The Lord will take vengeance,(F)
    vengeance for his temple.(G)

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48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them
    will shout(A) for joy over Babylon,
for out of the north(B)
    destroyers(C) will attack her,”
declares the Lord.

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