51:62 Then say, ‘O Lord, you have announced that you will destroy this place so that no people or animals live in it any longer. Certainly it will lie desolate forever!’
51:63 When you finish reading this scroll aloud, tie a stone to it and throw it into the middle of the Euphrates River. 1
51:64 Then say, ‘In the same way Babylon will sink and never rise again because of the judgments 2 I am ready to bring upon her; they will grow faint.’”
The prophecies of Jeremiah end here. 3
1 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied for clarity.
2 tn Or “disaster”; or “calamity.”
3 sn The final chapter of the book of Jeremiah does not mention Jeremiah or record any of his prophecies.