Jeremiah 50: 9-48, 51: 1-36
Babylon's fall prophesied
Israel's return prophesied
God's judgment on Babylon There is a voice of fugitives and escapees from the land of Babylon announcing in Zion the vengeance of the Lord our God, the vengeance for His temple.
It will never again be inhabited or lived in through all generations. Just as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbouring towns this is the Lord's declaration so no one will live there; no human being will even stay in it as a resident alien.
The king of Babylon has heard reports about them and his hands fall helpless. Distress has seized him pain, like a woman in labour.
At the sound of Babylon's conquest the earth will quake; a cry will be heard among the nations.
Further judgment on Babylon I am about to stir up a destructive wind against Babylon.
Sharpen the arrows! Fill the quivers! The Lord has put it into the mind of the kings of the Medes because His plan is aimed at Babylon to destroy her, for it is the Lord's vengeance, vengeance for His temple.
The hymn of praise to God. Jacob's Portion is not like these because He is the One who formed all things. Israel is the tribe of His inheritance, the Lord of Hosts is His name.
The Lord's hammer
How happy is the man who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or take the path of sinners, or join a group of mockers! instead, his delight is in the Lord's instruction, and he meditates on it day and night Psalm 1: 1-2