14 They advance as through a gaping breach;(A)
    amid the ruins they come rolling in.

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14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters: in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.

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14     our oxen(A) will draw heavy loads.[a]
There will be no breaching of walls,(B)
    no going into captivity,
    no cry of distress in our streets.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 144:14 Or our chieftains will be firmly established
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14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

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15 Shout(A) against her on every side!
    She surrenders, her towers fall,
    her walls(B) are torn down.
Since this is the vengeance(C) of the Lord,
    take vengeance on her;
    do to her(D) as she has done to others.(E)

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15 Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the Lord: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her.

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44 I will punish Bel(A) in Babylon
    and make him spew out(B) what he has swallowed.
The nations will no longer stream to him.
    And the wall(C) of Babylon will fall.

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44 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall.

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58 This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Babylon’s thick wall(A) will be leveled
    and her high gates(B) set on fire;
the peoples(C) exhaust(D) themselves for nothing,
    the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.”(E)

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58 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

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Jerusalem’s Fall Explained

21 In the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month on the fifth day, a man who had escaped(A) from Jerusalem came to me and said, “The city has fallen!(B)

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21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.

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