New American Bible (Revised Edition)
11 Sharpen the arrows,
fill the quivers;
The Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes,[a]
for his resolve is Babylon’s destruction.
Yes, it is retribution from the Lord,
retribution for his temple.(A)
12 Over the walls of Babylon raise a signal,
reinforce the watch;
For the Lord has both planned and carried out
what he spoke against the inhabitants of Babylon.
- 51:11 Kings of the Medes: the Medes and the Persians lived in the area known today as Iran.