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Jeremiah 51:59-64


51:59 This is the order Jeremiah the prophet gave to Seraiah son of Neriah, son of Mahseiah, when he went to King Zedekiah of Judah in Babylon during the fourth year of his reign. 1  (Seraiah was a quartermaster.) 2  51:60 Jeremiah recorded 3  on one scroll all the judgments 4  that would come upon Babylon – all these prophecies 5  written about Babylon. 51:61 Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, “When you arrive in Babylon, make sure 6  you read aloud all these prophecies. 7  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. 8  51:64 Then say, ‘In the same way Babylon will sink and never rise again because of the judgments 9  I am ready to bring upon her; they will grow faint.’”

The prophecies of Jeremiah end here. 10 

1 sn This would be 582 b.c.

2 tn Heb “an officer of rest.”

3 tn Or “wrote.”

4 tn Or “disaster”; or “calamity.”

5 tn Heb “words” (or “things”).

6 tn Heb “see [that].”

7 tn Heb “words” (or “things”).

8 tn The word “River” is not in the Hebrew text, but has been supplied for clarity.

9 tn Or “disaster”; or “calamity.”

10 sn The final chapter of the book of Jeremiah does not mention Jeremiah or record any of his prophecies.

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