Jeremiah 51 – NIV & YCB

New International Version

Jeremiah 51:1-64

1This is what the Lord says:

“See, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer

against Babylon and the people of Leb Kamai.51:1 Leb Kamai is a cryptogram for Chaldea, that is, Babylonia.

2I will send foreigners to Babylon

to winnow her and to devastate her land;

they will oppose her on every side

in the day of her disaster.

3Let not the archer string his bow,

nor let him put on his armor.

Do not spare her young men;

completely destroy51:3 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them. her army.

4They will fall down slain in Babylon,51:4 Or Chaldea

fatally wounded in her streets.

5For Israel and Judah have not been forsaken

by their God, the Lord Almighty,

though their land51:5 Or Almighty, / and the land of the Babylonians is full of guilt

before the Holy One of Israel.

6“Flee from Babylon!

Run for your lives!

Do not be destroyed because of her sins.

It is time for the Lord’s vengeance;

he will repay her what she deserves.

7Babylon was a gold cup in the Lord’s hand;

she made the whole earth drunk.

The nations drank her wine;

therefore they have now gone mad.

8Babylon will suddenly fall and be broken.

Wail over her!

Get balm for her pain;

perhaps she can be healed.

9“ ‘We would have healed Babylon,

but she cannot be healed;

let us leave her and each go to our own land,

for her judgment reaches to the skies,

it rises as high as the heavens.’

10“ ‘The Lord has vindicated us;

come, let us tell in Zion

what the Lord our God has done.’

11“Sharpen the arrows,

take up the shields!

The Lord has stirred up the kings of the Medes,

because his purpose is to destroy Babylon.

The Lord will take vengeance,

vengeance for his temple.

12Lift up a banner against the walls of Babylon!

Reinforce the guard,

station the watchmen,

prepare an ambush!

The Lord will carry out his purpose,

his decree against the people of Babylon.

13You who live by many waters

and are rich in treasures,

your end has come,

the time for you to be destroyed.

14The Lord Almighty has sworn by himself:

I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts,

and they will shout in triumph over you.

15“He made the earth by his power;

he founded the world by his wisdom

and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

16When he thunders, the waters in the heavens roar;

he makes clouds rise from the ends of the earth.

He sends lightning with the rain

and brings out the wind from his storehouses.

17“Everyone is senseless and without knowledge;

every goldsmith is shamed by his idols.

The images he makes are a fraud;

they have no breath in them.

18They are worthless, the objects of mockery;

when their judgment comes, they will perish.

19He who is the Portion of Jacob is not like these,

for he is the Maker of all things,

including the people of his inheritance—

the Lord Almighty is his name.

20“You are my war club,

my weapon for battle—

with you I shatter nations,

with you I destroy kingdoms,

21with you I shatter horse and rider,

with you I shatter chariot and driver,

22with you I shatter man and woman,

with you I shatter old man and youth,

with you I shatter young man and young woman,

23with you I shatter shepherd and flock,

with you I shatter farmer and oxen,

with you I shatter governors and officials.

24“Before your eyes I will repay Babylon and all who live in Babylonia51:24 Or Chaldea; also in verse 35 for all the wrong they have done in Zion,” declares the Lord.

25“I am against you, you destroying mountain,

you who destroy the whole earth,”

declares the Lord.

“I will stretch out my hand against you,

roll you off the cliffs,

and make you a burned-out mountain.

26No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone,

nor any stone for a foundation,

for you will be desolate forever,”

declares the Lord.

27“Lift up a banner in the land!

Blow the trumpet among the nations!

Prepare the nations for battle against her;

summon against her these kingdoms:

Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz.

Appoint a commander against her;

send up horses like a swarm of locusts.

28Prepare the nations for battle against her—

the kings of the Medes,

their governors and all their officials,

and all the countries they rule.

29The land trembles and writhes,

for the Lord’s purposes against Babylon stand—

to lay waste the land of Babylon

so that no one will live there.

30Babylon’s warriors have stopped fighting;

they remain in their strongholds.

Their strength is exhausted;

they have become weaklings.

Her dwellings are set on fire;

the bars of her gates are broken.

31One courier follows another

and messenger follows messenger

to announce to the king of Babylon

that his entire city is captured,

32the river crossings seized,

the marshes set on fire,

and the soldiers terrified.”

33This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says:

“Daughter Babylon is like a threshing floor

at the time it is trampled;

the time to harvest her will soon come.”

34“Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has devoured us,

he has thrown us into confusion,

he has made us an empty jar.

Like a serpent he has swallowed us

and filled his stomach with our delicacies,

and then has spewed us out.

35May the violence done to our flesh51:35 Or done to us and to our children be on Babylon,”

say the inhabitants of Zion.

“May our blood be on those who live in Babylonia,”

says Jerusalem.

36Therefore this is what the Lord says:

“See, I will defend your cause

and avenge you;

I will dry up her sea

and make her springs dry.

37Babylon will be a heap of ruins,

a haunt of jackals,

an object of horror and scorn,

a place where no one lives.

38Her people all roar like young lions,

they growl like lion cubs.

39But while they are aroused,

I will set out a feast for them

and make them drunk,

so that they shout with laughter—

then sleep forever and not awake,”

declares the Lord.

40“I will bring them down

like lambs to the slaughter,

like rams and goats.

41“How Sheshak51:41 Sheshak is a cryptogram for Babylon. will be captured,

the boast of the whole earth seized!

How desolate Babylon will be

among the nations!

42The sea will rise over Babylon;

its roaring waves will cover her.

43Her towns will be desolate,

a dry and desert land,

a land where no one lives,

through which no one travels.

44I will punish Bel in Babylon

and make him spew out what he has swallowed.

The nations will no longer stream to him.

And the wall of Babylon will fall.

45“Come out of her, my people!

Run for your lives!

Run from the fierce anger of the Lord.

46Do not lose heart or be afraid

when rumors are heard in the land;

one rumor comes this year, another the next,

rumors of violence in the land

and of ruler against ruler.

47For the time will surely come

when I will punish the idols of Babylon;

her whole land will be disgraced

and her slain will all lie fallen within her.

48Then heaven and earth and all that is in them

will shout for joy over Babylon,

for out of the north

destroyers will attack her,”

declares the Lord.

49“Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain,

just as the slain in all the earth

have fallen because of Babylon.

50You who have escaped the sword,

leave and do not linger!

Remember the Lord in a distant land,

and call to mind Jerusalem.”

51“We are disgraced,

for we have been insulted

and shame covers our faces,

because foreigners have entered

the holy places of the Lord’s house.”

52“But days are coming,” declares the Lord,

“when I will punish her idols,

and throughout her land

the wounded will groan.

53Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens

and fortifies her lofty stronghold,

I will send destroyers against her,”

declares the Lord.

54“The sound of a cry comes from Babylon,

the sound of great destruction

from the land of the Babylonians.51:54 Or Chaldeans

55The Lord will destroy Babylon;

he will silence her noisy din.

Waves of enemies will rage like great waters;

the roar of their voices will resound.

56A destroyer will come against Babylon;

her warriors will be captured,

and their bows will be broken.

For the Lord is a God of retribution;

he will repay in full.

57I will make her officials and wise men drunk,

her governors, officers and warriors as well;

they will sleep forever and not awake,”

declares the King, whose name is the Lord Almighty.

58This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Babylon’s thick wall will be leveled

and her high gates set on fire;

the peoples exhaust themselves for nothing,

the nations’ labor is only fuel for the flames.”

59This is the message Jeremiah the prophet gave to the staff officer Seraiah son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went to Babylon with Zedekiah king of Judah in the fourth year of his reign. 60Jeremiah had written on a scroll about all the disasters that would come upon Babylon—all that had been recorded concerning Babylon. 61He said to Seraiah, “When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud. 62Then say, ‘Lord, you have said you will destroy this place, so that neither people nor animals will live in it; it will be desolate forever.’ 63When you finish reading this scroll, tie a stone to it and throw it into the Euphrates. 64Then say, ‘So will Babylon sink to rise no more because of the disaster I will bring on her. And her people will fall.’ ”

The words of Jeremiah end here.

Yoruba Contemporary Bible

Jeremiah 51:1-64

1Ohùn ti Olúwa wí nìyìí:

“Wò ó èmi yóò ru afẹ́fẹ́ apanirun sókè

sí Babeli àti àwọn ènìyàn Lebikamai

2Èmi yóò rán àwọn àjèjì ènìyàn sí Babeli

láti fẹ́ ẹ, tí yóò sì sọ ilẹ̀ rẹ̀ di òfo;

wọn yóò takò ó ní gbogbo ọ̀nà

ní ọjọ́ ìparun rẹ̀.

3Má ṣe jẹ́ kí tafàtafà yọ ọfà rẹ̀

jáde tàbí kí ó di ìhámọ́ra rẹ̀;

má ṣe dá àwọn ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin

sí, pátápátá ni kí o pa àwọn ọmọ-ogun rẹ̀.

4Gbogbo wọn ni yóò ṣubú

ní Babeli tí wọn yóò sì

fi ara pa yánnayànna ní òpópónà.

5Nítorí pé Juda àti Israẹli ni

Ọlọ́run wọn tí í ṣe Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun,

kò gbàgbọ́ bí o tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé ilé wọn

kún fún kìkì ẹ̀bi níwájú ẹni mímọ́ Israẹli.

651.6,9,45: Jr 50.8; 2Kọ 6.17; If 18.4.“Sá kúrò ní Babeli! Sá àsálà

fún ẹ̀mí rẹ! Má ṣe ṣègbé torí ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ rẹ.

Àsìkò àti gbẹ̀san Ọlọ́run ni èyí,

yóò sán fún òun gẹ́gẹ́ bí ó ti tọ́.

751.7-8: Jr 25.15; If 14.8,10; 16.19; 17.4; 18.3.Ife wúrà ni Babeli ní ọwọ́ Olúwa;

ó sọ gbogbo ayé di ọ̀mùtí.

Gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè mu ọtí rẹ̀,

wọ́n sì ti ya òmùgọ̀ kalẹ̀.

8Babeli yóò ṣubú lójijì, yóò sì fọ́;

Ẹ hu fun un!

Ẹ mú ìkunra fún ìrora rẹ,

bóyá yóò le wo ọ́ sàn.

9“ ‘À bá ti wo Babeli sàn,

ṣùgbọ́n kò lè sàn, ẹ jẹ́ kí a fi sílẹ̀,

kí oníkálùkù lọ sí ilẹ̀ rẹ̀ torí ìdájọ́ rẹ̀ tó gòkè,

ó ga àní títí dé òfúrufú.’

10“ ‘Olúwa ti dá wa láre,

wá jẹ́ kí a sọ ọ́ ní Sioni ohun tí Olúwa

Ọlọ́run wa ti ṣe.’

11“Ṣe ọfà rẹ ní mímú,

mú apata!

Olúwa ti ru ọba Media sókè,

nítorí pé ète rẹ̀ ni láti pa Babeli run.

Olúwa yóò gbẹ̀san, àní ẹ̀san fún tẹmpili rẹ̀.

12Gbé àsíá sókè sí odi Babeli!

Ẹ ṣe àwọn ọmọ-ogun gírí,

ẹ pín àwọn olùṣọ́ káàkiri,

ẹ ṣètò àwọn tí yóò sápamọ́

Olúwa! Yóò gbé ète rẹ̀ jáde,

òfin rẹ̀ sí àwọn ará Babeli.

1351.13: If 17.1.Ìwọ tí o gbé lẹ́bàá odò púpọ̀,

tí o sì ni ọ̀rọ̀ púpọ̀; ìgbẹ̀yìn rẹ ti dé,

àní àsìkò láti ké ọ kúrò!

14Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun ti búra fún ara rẹ̀,

Èmi yóò fún ọ ní ènìyàn gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀pọ̀ eṣú,

wọn yóò yọ ayọ̀, ìṣẹ́gun lórí rẹ.

15“Ó dá ilẹ̀ nípa agbára rẹ̀,

o dá ilẹ̀ ayé pẹ̀lú ọgbọ́n rẹ̀,

o sì tẹ́ ọ̀run pẹ̀lú ìmọ̀ rẹ̀.

16Nígbà tí ará omi ọ̀run hó

ó mú kí òfúrufú ru sókè láti ìpẹ̀kun ayé.

Ó rán mọ̀nàmọ́ná pẹ̀lú òjò,

ó sì mú afẹ́fẹ́ jáde láti ilé ìṣúra rẹ̀.

17“Olúkúlùkù ènìyàn ni kò lọ́pọlọ

tí kò sì ní ìmọ̀, olúkúlùkù

alágbẹ̀dẹ ni a kó ìtìjú bá nípa òrìṣà rẹ̀.

Àwọn ère rẹ jẹ́ ẹ̀tàn wọn kò ní èémí nínú.

18Asán ni wọ́n, àti iṣẹ́ ìsìnà,

nígbà ìbẹ̀wò wọn, wọn ó ṣègbé.

19Ẹni tí ó jẹ́ ìpín Jakọbu kó rí bí ìwọ̀nyí;

nítorí òun ni ó dá ohun gbogbo,

àti gbogbo àwọn ẹ̀yà ajogún,

Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun ni orúkọ rẹ̀.

20“Ìwọ ni kùmọ̀ ogun ohun èlò ogun mi,

ohun èlò ìjà mi, pẹ̀lú rẹ èmi ó fọ́ orílẹ̀-èdè túútúú,

èmi ó bà àwọn ilé ọba jẹ́.

21Pẹ̀lú rẹ, èmi ó pa ẹṣin àti ẹni tí ó gùn ún pẹ̀lú rẹ̀;

èmi ó ba kẹ̀kẹ́ ogun jẹ́ pẹ̀lú

èmi ó pa awakọ̀

22Pẹ̀lú rẹ, mo pa ọkùnrin àti obìnrin,

pẹ̀lú rẹ, mo pa

àgbàlagbà àti ọmọdé,

Pẹ̀lú rẹ, mo pa ọ̀dọ́mọkùnrin àti ọ̀dọ́mọbìnrin.

23Èmi yóò sì fi ọ́ fọ́ olùṣọ́-àgùntàn,

àti agbo àgùntàn rẹ̀ túútúú,

èmi yóò sì fi ọ́ fọ́ àgbẹ̀ àti àjàgà màlúù túútúú,

èmi yóò sì fi ọ́ fọ́ baálẹ̀ àti àwọn ìjòyè rẹ̀ túútúú.

24“Ní ojú rẹ, èmi yóò san án fún Babeli àti gbogbo àwọn olùgbé inú rẹ̀ fún gbogbo ibi tí wọ́n ti ṣe ní Sioni,”

ni Olúwa wí.

25“Mo lòdì sí ọ, ìwọ òkè apanirun

ìwọ ti ba gbogbo ayé jẹ́,”

ni Olúwa wí.

“Èmi ó na ọwọ́ mi sí ọ,

èmi yóò yí ọ kúrò lórí àpáta,

Èmi yóò sọ ọ́ dàbí òkè tí a ti jó.

26A kò ní mú òkúta kankan láti

ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ lò gẹ́gẹ́ bí igun ilé tàbí

fún ìpínlẹ̀ nítorí pé ìwọ yóò di

ahoro títí ayé,”

Olúwa wí.

27“Gbé àsíá sókè ní ilẹ̀ náà!

Fọn ìpè láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè!

Sọ àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè di mímọ́ sórí rẹ̀,

pe àwọn ìjọba yìí láti dojúkọ ọ́:

Ararati, Minini àti Aṣkenasi.

Yan olùdarí ogun láti kọlù ú,

rán àwọn ẹṣin sí i bí ọ̀pọ̀ eṣú.

28Sọ àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè pẹ̀lú àwọn ọba Media di mímọ́ sórí rẹ̀,

àwọn baálẹ̀ rẹ̀, àti gbogbo àwọn ìjòyè rẹ̀,

àti gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè tí wọ́n jẹ ọba lé lórí.

29Ilẹ̀ wárìrì síhìn-ín sọ́hùn-ún, nítorí pé

ète Olúwa, sí Babeli dúró

láti ba ilẹ̀ Babeli jẹ́ lọ́nà

tí ẹnikẹ́ni kò ní lè gbé inú rẹ̀ mọ́.

30Gbogbo àwọn jagunjagun

Babeli tó dáwọ́ ìjà dúró sínú àgọ́ wọn.

Agbára wọn ti tán, wọ́n ti dàbí obìnrin.

Ibùgbé rẹ̀ ni a ti dáná sun,

gbogbo irin ẹnu-ọ̀nà wọn ti di fífọ́.

31Ìránṣẹ́ kan ń tẹ̀lé òmíràn

láti sọ fún ọba Babeli pé

gbogbo ìlú rẹ̀ ni a ti kó ní ìgbèkùn.

32Odò tí ó sàn kọjá kò sàn mọ́

ilẹ̀ àbàtà gbiná, àwọn jagunjagun sì wárìrì.”

33Ohun tí Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun Ọlọ́run àwọn ọmọ Israẹli sọ nìyìí:

“Ọmọbìnrin Babeli dàbí ìpakà àsìkò láti kórè rẹ̀ kò ní pẹ́ dé mọ́.”

34“Nebukadnessari ọba Babeli tó jẹ wá run,

ó ti mú kí ìdààmú bá wa,

ó ti sọ wá di àgbá òfìfo.

Gẹ́gẹ́ bí ejò, ó ti gbé wa mì.

Ó fi oúnjẹ àdídùn wa kún inú rẹ̀,

lẹ́yìn náà ni ó pọ̀ wá jáde.

35Kí gbogbo ìparun tí ó ṣe sí ẹran-ara wa wà lórí Babeli,”

èyí tí àwọn ibùgbé Sioni wí.

“Kí ẹ̀jẹ̀ wa wà lórí gbogbo àwọn tí ń gbé Babeli,”

ni Jerusalẹmu wí.

36Nítorí náà, báyìí ni Olúwa wí:

“Wò ó, èmi yóò tì ọ́ lẹ́yìn lórí

ohun tí o fẹ́ ṣe. Èmi ó sì gbẹ̀san,

èmi yóò mú kí omi Òkun rẹ̀ àti orísun omi rẹ̀ gbẹ.

37Babeli yóò parun pátápátá,

yóò sì di ihò àwọn akátá,

ohun ẹ̀rù àti àbùkù, ibi tí ènìyàn kò gbé.

38Àwọn ènìyàn inú rẹ̀ bú ramúramù

bí ọmọ kìnnìún.

39Ṣùgbọ́n nígbà tí ọkàn wọn bá ru sókè,

èmi yóò ṣe àsè fún wọn,

èmi yóò jẹ́ kí wọn mutí yó

tí wọn yóò máa kọ fun ẹ̀rín,

lẹ́yìn náà, wọn yóò sun oorun, wọn kì yóò jí,”

ni Olúwa wí.

40“Èmi yóò fà wọ́n lọ gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀dọ́-àgùntàn

tí a fẹ́ pa, gẹ́gẹ́ bí àgbò àti ewúrẹ́.

41“Báwo ni Ṣeṣaki yóò ṣe dí mímú, ìfọ́nnu gbogbo àgbáyé.

Irú ìpayà wo ni yóò bá

Babeli láàrín àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè!

42Òkun yóò ru borí Babeli,

gbogbo rírú rẹ̀ yóò borí Babeli.

43Àwọn ìlú rẹ̀ yóò di ahoro,

ilẹ̀ tí ó gbẹ, ilẹ̀ tí ènìyàn

kò gbé tí ènìyàn kò sì rin ìrìnàjò.

44Èmi yóò fi ìyà jẹ Beli ti Babeli

àti pé èmi yóò jẹ́ kí ó pọ gbogbo àwọn ohun tí ó gbé mì.

Àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè kì yóò jùmọ̀ sàn lọ pọ̀ sí ọ̀dọ̀ rẹ̀ mọ́.

Ní òótọ́ odi Babeli yóò sì wó.

45“Ẹ jáde kúrò nínú rẹ̀

ẹ̀yin ènìyàn mi!

Sá àsálà fún ẹ̀mí rẹ!

Sá fún ìbínú ńlá Ọlọ́run.

46Má ṣe jẹ́ kí ọkàn rẹ dàrú

tàbí kí o bẹ̀rù nígbà tí

a bá gbọ́ àhesọ ọ̀rọ̀ ní ilẹ̀ wa;

àhesọ ọ̀rọ̀ kan wá ní ọdún yìí,

òmíràn ní ọdún mìíràn àhesọ ọ̀rọ̀ ni ti ìwà ipá

ní ilẹ̀ náà àti tí aláṣẹ kan sí aláṣẹ kejì.

47Nítorí ìgbà náà yóò wá

dandan nígbà tí èmi

yóò fi ìyà jẹ àwọn

òrìṣà Babeli, gbogbo ilẹ̀ rẹ̀ ni a ó dójútì

gbogbo àwọn tí a pa yóò sì ṣubú ní àárín rẹ̀.

48Ọ̀run àti ayé àti gbogbo ohun tí ó wà nínú wọn,

yóò sì kọrin lórí Babeli:

nítorí àwọn afiniṣèjẹ yóò wá sórí rẹ̀ láti àríwá,”

ni Olúwa wí.

49“Babiloni gbọdọ̀ ṣubú nítorí ìtàjẹ̀ sílẹ̀ ni Israẹli,

gẹ́gẹ́ bí àwọn ti a pa ní gbogbo ayé nítorí Babeli.

50Ẹ̀yin tí ó ti bọ́ lọ́wọ́ idà, ẹ lọ, ẹ má dúró:

Ẹ rántí Olúwa ní òkèrè,

ẹ sì jẹ́ kí Jerusalẹmu wá sí ọkàn yín.”

51“Ojú tì wá, nítorí pé àwa ti gbọ́ ẹ̀gàn:

ìtìjú ti bò wá lójú

nítorí àwọn àjèjì wá sórí ohun mímọ́ ilé Olúwa.”

52“Nítorí náà, wò ó, ọjọ́ ń bọ̀,” ni Olúwa wí,

“tí èmi yóò ṣe ìbẹ̀wò lórí àwọn ère fínfín rẹ̀:

àti àwọn tí ó gbọgbẹ́ yóò sì máa kérora já gbogbo ilẹ̀ rẹ̀

53Bí Babeli tilẹ̀ gòkè lọ sí ọ̀run,

bí ó sì ṣe ìlú olódi ní òkè agbára rẹ,

síbẹ̀ àwọn afiniṣèjẹ yóò ti ọ̀dọ̀ mi tọ̀ ọ́ wá,”

Olúwa wí.

54“Ìró igbe láti Babeli,

àti ìparun láti ilẹ̀ àwọn ará Kaldea!

55Nítorí pé Olúwa ti ṣe Babeli ní ìjẹ,

ó sì ti pa ohun ńlá run kúrò nínú rẹ̀;

àwọn ọ̀tá wọn sì ń hó bi omi púpọ̀, a gbọ́ ariwo ohùn wọn.

56Nítorí pé afiniṣèjẹ dé sórí rẹ̀,

àní sórí Babeli;

a mú àwọn akọni rẹ̀, a ṣẹ́ gbogbo ọrun wọn:

nítorí Ọlọ́run ẹ̀san ni Olúwa,

yóò san án nítòótọ́.

57Èmi ó sì mú kí àwọn ìjòyè rẹ̀ yó bí ọ̀mùtí,

àti àwọn ọlọ́gbọ́n rẹ̀

àti àwọn baálẹ̀ rẹ̀, àti àwọn akọni rẹ̀,

wọn ó sì sun oorun láéláé, wọn kì ó sì jí mọ́,”

ní ọba wí, ẹni tí orúkọ rẹ̀ ń jẹ́ Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun.

58Báyìí ní Olúwa àwọn ọmọ-ogun wí:

“Odi Babeli gbígbòòrò ní a ó wó lulẹ̀ pátápátá,

ẹnu-bodè gíga rẹ̀ ní a ó sì fi iná sun:

tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí àwọn ènìyàn ti ṣiṣẹ́ lásán,

àti àwọn orílẹ̀-èdè ti ṣiṣẹ́ fún iná,

tí àárẹ̀ sì mú wọn.”

59Ọ̀rọ̀ tí Jeremiah wòlíì pàṣẹ fún Seraiah, ọmọ Neriah, ọmọ Maseiah, nígbà tí o ń lọ ni ti Sedekiah, ọba Juda, sí Babeli ní ọdún kẹrin ìjọba rẹ̀. Seraiah yìí sì ní ìjòyè ibùdó. 60Jeremiah sì kọ gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ ibi tí yóò wá sórí Babeli sínú ìwé kan, àní gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ wọ̀nyí tí a kọ sí Babeli. 61Jeremiah sì sọ fún Seraiah pé, “nígbà tí ìwọ bá dé Babeli, kí ìwọ kí ó sì wò, kí ìwọ kí ó sì ka gbogbo ọ̀rọ̀ wọ̀nyí. 62Kí ìwọ kí ó sì wí pé, ‘Olúwa ìwọ ti sọ̀rọ̀ sí ibí yí, láti ké e kúrò, kí ẹnikẹ́ni má ṣe gbé inú rẹ̀, àti ènìyàn àti ẹran, nítorí pé yóò di ahoro láéláé.’ 6351.63-64: If 18.21.Yóò sì ṣe, nígbà tí ìwọ bá parí kíka ìwé yìí tán kí ìwọ kí ó di òkúta mọ́ ọn, kí ó sì sọ ọ́ sí àárín odò Eufurate. 64Kí ìwọ sì wí pé, ‘Báyìí ní Babeli yóò rì, kí yóò sì tún dìde kúrò nínú ibi tí èmi ó mú wá sórí rẹ̀: àárẹ̀ yóò sì mú wọn.’ ”

Títí dé ìhín ni ọ̀rọ̀ Jeremiah.