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Babylon judged by Hashem
for sins against Yisra'el
51:1 Thus said ADONAI (יהוה):
Hinei, I will raise up against Bavel, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;
51:2 And will send to Bavel fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
51:3 Against [him that] bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against [him that] lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare you not her young men; destroy you utterly all her host.
51:4 Thus the slain shall fall in ha Eretz the Kasdim, and [they that are] thrust through in her streets.
51:5 For Yisra'el [has] not [been] forsaken, nor Yehudah of his Elohim (אלהים), of ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot; though their land was filled with sin against the Set Apart One of Yisra'el.
51:6 Flee out of the midst of Bavel, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this [is] the time of ADONAI (יהוה)'s vengeance; he will render to her a recompence.
51:7 Bavel [has been] a golden cup in ADONAI (יהוה)'s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
51:8 Bavel is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
51:9 We would have healed Bavel, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth to heaven, and is lifted up [even] to the skies.
51:10 ADONAI (יהוה) has brought forth tzidkoteinu: come, and let us declare in Tzyon the ma'aseh (work) ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheinu.
51:11 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: ADONAI (יהוה) has raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device [is] against Bavel, to destroy it; because it [is] the vengeance of ADONAI (יהוה), the vengeance of His temple.
51:12 Set up the standard upon the walls of Bavel, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for ADONAI (יהוה) has both devised and done that which he spoke against the inhabitants of Bavel.
51:13 O you that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, [and] the measure of your covetousness.
51:14 ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot has sworn by himself, [saying], Surely I will fill you with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
51:15 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and has stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
51:16 When he uttereth [his] voice, [there is] a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he makes lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
51:17 Every man is brutish by [his] knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image [is] falsehood, and [there is] no breath in them.
51:18 They [are] vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
51:19 The portion of Ya'akov [is] not like them; for he [is] the former of all things: and [Yisra'el is] the rod of His inheritance: ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot [is] His Name.
51:20 You [art] my battle axe [and] weapons of war: for with you will I break in pieces the nations, and with you will I destroy kingdoms;
51:21 And with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;
51:22 With you also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces old and young; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
51:23 I will also break in pieces with you the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with you will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
51:24 And I will render to Bavel and to all the inhabitants of Kasdim all their evil that they have done in Tzyon in your sight, said ADONAI (יהוה).
51:25 Hinei, I [am] against you, O destroying mountain, said ADONAI (יהוה), which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burnt mountain.
51:26 And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, said ADONAI (יהוה).
51:27 Set you up a standard in the land, blow the Shofar among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.
51:28 Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all ha Eretz his dominion.
51:29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of ADONAI (יהוה) shall be performed against Bavel, to make ha Eretz Bavel a desolation without an inhabitant.
51:30 The mighty men of Bavel have forborn to fight, they have remained in [their] holds: their might has failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.
51:31 One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the melekh Bavel that his city is taken at [one] end,
51:32 And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.
51:33 For thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot, the Elohim (אלהים) of Yisra'el:
The Bat Bavel [is] like a threshingfloor, [it is] time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come.
51:34 Nevukadnetztzar ha melekh Bavel has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has swallowed me up like a dragon, he has filled his belly with my delicates, he has cast me out.
51:35 The violence done to me and to my flesh [be] upon Bavel, shall the inhabitant of Tzyon say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Kasdim, shall Yerushalayim say.
51:36 Therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה);
Hinei, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry.
51:37 And Bavel shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.
51:38 They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.
51:39 In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, said ADONAI (יהוה).
51:40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.
51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Bavel become an astonishment among the nations!
51:42 The sea is come up upon Bavel: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.
51:43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth [any] son of man pass thereby.
51:44 And I will punish Bel in Bavel, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more to him: yea, the wall of Bavel shall fall.
51:45 My people, go you out of the midst of her, and deliver you every man his soul from the fierce anger of ADONAI (יהוה).
51:46 And lest your heart faint, and you fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come [one] year, and after that in [another] year [shall come] a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
51:47 Therefore, Hinei, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Bavel: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
51:48 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that [is] therein, shall sing for Bavel: for the spoilers shall come to her from the north, said ADONAI (יהוה).
51:49 As Bavel [has caused] the slain of Yisra'el to fall, so at Bavel shall fall the slain of all the earth.
51:50 You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember ADONAI (יהוה) afar off, and let Yerushalayim come into your mind.
51:51 We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of ADONAI (יהוה)'S house.
51:52 Wherefore, Hinei, the days come, said ADONAI (יהוה), that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
51:53 Though Bavel should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, [yet] from me shall spoilers come to her, said ADONAI (יהוה).
51:54 A sound of a cry [comes] from Bavel, and great destruction from ha Eretz the Kasdim:
51:55 Because ADONAI (יהוה) has spoiled Bavel, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
51:56 Because the spoiler is come upon her, [even] upon Bavel, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for ADONAI (יהוה) Elohim (אלהים) of recompences shall surely requite.
51:57 And I will make drunk her sarim, and her wise [men], her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, said the melekh, whose name [is] ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot.
51:58 Thus said ADONAI (יהוה) Tza'vot:
The broad walls of Bavel 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.
51:59 The word which Yirmeyahu ha Navi commanded Serayah Ben Neryah, Ben Maaseyah, when he went with Tzedekiyah the melekh Yehudah into Bavel in the fourth year of his reign. And [this] Serayah [was] a quiet prince.
51:60 So Yirmeyahu wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Bavel, [even] all these words that are written against Bavel.
51:61 And Yirmeyahu said to Serayah, When you comest to Bavel, and shall see, and shall read all these words;
51:62 Then shall you say, O ADONAI (יהוה), you have spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.
51:63 And it shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, [that] you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates:
51:64 And you shall say, Thus shall Bavel sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far [are] the divrei Yirmeyahu.
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