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O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
that thou shalt take up this taunt over the king of Babylon, and shalt say: - How hath ceased the oppressor! Ceased the exactress!
The oracle on the desert of the sea: As storm-winds in the South which with a rush from the desert, do come from a terrible land,
Down - and sit in the dust, O virgin Daughter of Babylon, Sit on the ground - throneless, Daughter of the Chaldeans; For thou shalt no more be called Tender and Dainty.
And it shall some to pass - When the seventy years are fulfilled, I will visit upon the king of Babylon and upon that nation, Declareth Yahweh their iniquity, and upon the land of the Chaldeans, - and I will turn it into age-abiding desolations.
And, another, a second messengerfollowed, saying - Fallen! fallen! is Babylon the great, who, of the wine of the wrath of her lewdness, hath caused all the nations to drink.
The high songs of GOD be in their throat, and a two-edged sword in their hand:
I myself, have given charge to my hallowed ones, - Yea I have called My heroes in showing mine anger, My proudly exulting ones. The noise of a multitude in the mountains A resemblance of many people, -
Who saith of Cyrus - My Shepherd! and All my pleasure, shall he make good Even saying of Jerusalem - She shall be built! And of the temple - Be her foundation laid!
and, upon her forehead, a name written, a secret: Babylon the great, the Mother of the Harlots and of the Abominations of the earth.
Raise a shout against her round about She hath stretched forth her hand, Fallen are her buttresses, Torn down are her walls, - Because, the avenging of Yahweh it is, Take ye vengeance upon her, As she hath done, do ye, unto her.
And Moses said unto them, - Have ye saved alive every female?
And Yahweh thy God will put all these oaths upon thine enemies and upon them who hated thee who persecuted thee.
To execute an avenging among the nations, rebukes among the peoples:
Therefore, all who devour thee, shall be devoured, And, all thine adversaries - all of them, into captivity, shall depart, - So shall they who plundered thee, be plundered, And all who preyed upon thee, will I deliver up as a prey.
So will I recompense to Babylon, And to all the inhabitants of Chaldea, All their wickedness which they have committed against Zion before your eyes, - Declareth Yahweh.
For, with what judgment ye judge, shall ye be judged, - and, with what measure ye mete, shall it be measured unto you.