50:40 I will destroy Babylonia just like I did
Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns.
No one will live there. 1
No human being will settle in it,”
says the Lord. 2
50:41 “Look! An army is about to come from the north.
A mighty nation and many kings 3 are stirring into action
in faraway parts of the earth.
1 tn Heb “‘Like [when] God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighboring towns,’ oracle of the
sn Compare Jer 49:18 where the same prophecy is applied to Edom.
2 tn Heb “Oracle of the
3 sn A mighty nation and many kings is an allusion to the Medo-Persian empire and the vassal kings who provided forces for the Medo-Persian armies.