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22And with thee will I shatter man and woman,
And with thee will I shatter the old man and the youth,
And with thee will I shatter the young man and the maid;
23And with thee will I shatter the shepherd and his flock,
And with thee will I shatter the husbandman and his yoke of oxen,
And with thee will I shatter governors and deputies.
24And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea
All their evil that they have done in Zion, in your sight;
Saith the Lord.
25Behold, I am against thee,
O destroying mountain, saith the Lord,
Which destroyest all the earth;
And I will stretch out My hand upon thee,
And roll thee down from the rocks,
And will make thee a burnt mountain.
26And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner,
Nor a stone for foundations;
But thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the Lord.
27Set ye up a standard in the land,
Blow the horn among the nations,
Prepare the nations against her,
Call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz;
Appoint a marshal against her;
Cause the horses to come up as the rough canker-worm.
28Prepare against her the nations, the kings of the Medes,
The governors thereof, and all the deputies thereof,
And all the land of his dominion.
29And the land quaketh and is in pain;
For the purposes of the Lord are performed against Babylon,
To make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.
30The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight,
They remain in their strongholds;
Their might hath failed, they are become as women;
Her dwelling-places are set on fire;
Her bars are broken.
31One post runneth to meet another,
And one messenger to meet an other,
To tell the king of Babylon
That his city is taken on every quarter;
32And the fords are seized,
And the castles they have burned with fire,
And the men of war are affrighted.
33For thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel:
The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing-floor
At the time when it is trodden;
Yet a little while, and the time of harvest
Shall come for her.
34Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me,
He hath crushed me,
He hath set me down as an empty vessel,
He hath swallowed me up like a dragon,
He hath filled his maw with my delicacies;
He hath washed me clean.
35'The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon',
Shall the inhabitant of Zion say;