Jeremiah 51:11–12; Jeremiah 51:29; Isaiah 14:24

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.

12  nSet up a standard against the walls of Babylon;

omake the watch strong;

set up watchmen;

prepare the ambushes;

lfor the Lord has both planned and done

what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.


29  nThe land trembles and writhes in pain,

ofor the Lord's purposes against Babylon stand,

to make the land of Babylon a desolation,

without inhabitant.


An Oracle Concerning Assyria

24  The Lord of hosts has sworn:

qAs I have planned,

so shall it be,

and as I have purposed,

so shall it stand,