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The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every side,
Wail you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
Therefore are my loins filled with pain: pangs have taken hold upon me, as the pangs of a woman that travails: I was bowed down at the hearing of it; I was dismayed at the seeing of it.
In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote opposite the lampstand upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
A sound of a cry comes from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans: