Jeremiah 50 ©
, , , The judgment of Babylon. , , The redemption of Israel.
bDeclare ye among the nations, and publish, and 2set up a *standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, cBel is confounded, dMerodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.
For eout of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which fshall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast.
¶In gthose days, and in that time, saith the LORD, hthe children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, igoing and weeping: they shall go, and jseek the LORD their God.
My people hath been nlost sheep: their oshepherds have caused them to go astray, they phave turned them away on the mountains: they have qgone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten rtheir 3restingplace.
All that found them shave devoured them: and their adversaries said, tWe offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, uthe habitation of justice, even the LORD, vthe hope of their fathers.
¶For, xlo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon yan assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty 4expert man; znone shall return in vain.
jShout against her round about: she khath given her hand: her lfoundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is mthe vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; nas she hath done, do unto her.
In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, wthe iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, xand there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom yI reserve.
qCall together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: rrecompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for sshe hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel.
Their zRedeemer is strong; athe LORD of hosts is his name: he shall bthroughly plead their cause, that he may cgive rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
pThey shall hold the bow and the *lance: qthey are cruel, and will not shew mercy: rtheir voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Behold, he shall come up tlike a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is ua chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and vwho will 15appoint me the time? and who is that wshepherd that will stand before me?
Therefore hear ye xthe counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely ythe least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.