Ezra 6:2; Isaiah 13:17; Isaiah 21:2; Jeremiah 51:11; Jeremiah 51:28

And in Ecbatana, the citadel that is uin the province of Media, a scroll was found on which this was written: A record.


17  Behold, cI am stirring up the Medes against them,

who have no regard for silver

and do not delight in gold.


A stern vision is told to me;

wthe traitor betrays,

and the destroyer destroys.

Go up, O xElam;

lay siege, O yMedia;

all the zsighing she has caused

I bring to an end.


11  iSharpen the arrows!

Take up the shields!

jThe Lord has stirred up the spirit of the kings of kthe Medes, because lhis purpose concerning Babylon is to destroy it, mfor that is the vengeance of the Lord, the vengeance for mhis temple.


28  dPrepare ethe nations for war against her,

the kings of kthe Medes, lwith their governors land deputies,

and every mland under their dominion.