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Jeremiah 50:16-18 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

16 Don’t let the people from Babylon plant their crops.
    Don’t let them gather the harvest.
The soldiers of Babylon treated their captives cruelly.
    Now, let everyone go back home!
    Let everyone run to his own country.

17 “The people of Israel are like a flock of sheep that are scattered.
    They are like sheep that have been chased away by lions.
The first lion to eat them up
    was the king of Assyria.
The last lion to crush their bones
    was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.”

18 So this is what the Lord of heaven’s armies, the God of Israel, says:

“I will punish the king of Babylon and his country.
    I will punish him as I punished the king of Assyria.

International Children’s Bible (ICB)

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Jeremiah 50:16-18 New International Version (NIV)

16 Cut off from Babylon the sower,
    and the reaper with his sickle at harvest.
Because of the sword of the oppressor
    let everyone return to their own people,
    let everyone flee to their own land.

17 “Israel is a scattered flock
    that lions have chased away.
The first to devour them
    was the king of Assyria;
the last to crush their bones
    was Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.”

18 Therefore this is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“I will punish the king of Babylon and his land
    as I punished the king of Assyria.

New International Version (NIV)

Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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