“Prepare for battle against her!
    Arise, let us attack at noon!(A)
But, alas, the daylight is fading,
    and the shadows of evening grow long.

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“Prepare your shields,(A) both large and small,
    and march out for battle!

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12 Lift up a banner(A) against the walls of Babylon!
    Reinforce the guard,
station the watchmen,(B)
    prepare an ambush!(C)
The Lord will carry out his purpose,(D)
    his decree against the people of Babylon.

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27 “Lift up a banner(A) in the land!
    Blow the trumpet among the nations!
Prepare the nations for battle against her;
    summon against her these kingdoms:(B)
    Ararat,(C) Minni and Ashkenaz.(D)
Appoint a commander against her;
    send up horses like a swarm of locusts.(E)
28 Prepare the nations for battle against her—
    the kings of the Medes,(F)
their governors and all their officials,
    and all the countries they rule.(G)

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“‘Get ready; be prepared,(A) you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them.

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Proclaim this among the nations:
    Prepare for war!(A)
Rouse the warriors!(B)
    Let all the fighting men draw near and attack.

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I will gather all the nations(A) to Jerusalem to fight against it;(B) the city will be captured, the houses ransacked, and the women raped.(C) Half of the city will go into exile, but the rest of the people will not be taken from the city.(D) Then the Lord will go out and fight(E) against those nations, as he fights on a day of battle.(F)

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