Isaiah 13:14 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 And it will be that, like a hunted gazelle,
Jeremiah 50-51 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Prophecy against Babylon
50 The word which the Lord spoke concerning Babylon, the land of the Chaldeans, through Jeremiah the prophet:
2 “Declare and proclaim among the nations.
3 For a nation has come up against her from the north; it will make her land an object of horror, and there will be no inhabitant in it. Whether people or animals, they have wandered off, they have gone!
4 “In those days and at that time,” declares the Lord, “the sons of Israel will come, they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the Lord their God whom they will seek. 5 They will ask for the way to Zion, turning their faces [c]in its direction; [d]they [e]will come so that they may join themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.
6 “My people have become lost sheep;
8 “Wander away from the midst of Babylon
11 “Because you are glad, because you are jubilant,
17 “Israel is a scattered [q]flock, the lions have driven them away. The first one who devoured him was the king of Assyria, and this last one who has gnawed his bones is Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon. 18 Therefore this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says: ‘Behold, I am going to punish the king of Babylon and his land, just as I punished the king of Assyria. 19 And I will bring Israel back to his pasture and he will graze on Carmel and Bashan, and his [r]desire will be satisfied in the hill country of Ephraim and Gilead. 20 In those days and at that time,’ declares the Lord, ‘search will be made for the wrongdoing of Israel, but there will be none; and for the sins of Judah, but they will not be found; for I will forgive those whom I leave as a remnant.’
21 “Against the land of [s]Merathaim, go up against it,
28 There is a sound of fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon,
29 “Summon [y]many against Babylon,
33 This is what the Lord of armies says:
39 “Therefore the desert creatures will live there with the jackals;
41 “Behold, a people is coming from the north,
44 “Behold, one will come up like a lion from the thicket of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will chase them away from it, and I will appoint over it whoever is chosen. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?” 45 Therefore hear the plan of the Lord which He has planned against Babylon, and His purposes which He has in mind against the land of the Chaldeans: they will certainly drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; He will certainly make their pasture desolate because of them. 46 At the [al]shout, “Babylon has been conquered!” the earth quakes, and an outcry is heard among the nations.
Babylon Judged for Sins against Israel
51 This is what the Lord says:
“Behold, I am going to stir up
5 For neither Israel nor Judah has been [at]forsaken
11 Sharpen the arrows, fill the quivers!
15 It is He who made the earth by His power,
24 “But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes,” declares the Lord.
25 “Behold, I am against you, mountain of destruction
27 Lift up a signal flag in the land,
33 For this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel says:
34 “Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me,
36 Therefore this is what the Lord says:
“Behold, I am going to plead your case
41 “How [bt]Sheshak has been captured,
45 “Come out from her midst, My people,
49 Indeed, Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel,
52 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord,
54 The sound of an outcry from Babylon,
58 This is what the Lord of armies says:
“The broad wall of Babylon will be completely demolished,
59 The [cd]command that Jeremiah the prophet [ce]gave Seraiah the son of Neriah, the grandson of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. (And Seraiah was quartermaster.) 60 Jeremiah wrote [cf]on a single scroll all the disaster which would come against Babylon, that is, all these words which have been written concerning Babylon. 61 Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, “As soon as you come to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud, 62 and say, ‘You, Lord, have [cg]promised concerning this place to cut it off, so that there will be nothing living in it, [ch]whether man or animal; but it will be a permanent desolation.’ 63 And as soon as you finish reading this [ci]scroll, you shall tie a stone to it and throw it into the middle of the Euphrates, 64 and say, ‘Just so shall Babylon sink down and not rise again, because of the disaster that I am going to bring upon her; and they will become exhausted.’” To this point are the words of Jeremiah.
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