The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 51:20–26

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20  Thou art My maul and weapons of war, and with thee will I shatter the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

20  “For me, you strike together the instruments of war; and with you, I will strike together nations; and with you, I will scatter the kingdoms.

20  Prepare weapons of war, for with you will I scatter the nations and with you will I destroy kingdoms;

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21  And with thee will I shatter the horse and his rider, and with thee will I shatter the chariot and him that rideth therein;

Jer28:21  And by thee I will scatter the horse and his rider; and by thee I will scatter chariots and them that ride in them.

21  And with you I will scatter horses and their riders, and with you I will scatter chariots and their riders,

22  And with thee will I shatter man and woman, and with thee will I shatter the old man and the youth, and with thee will I shatter the young man and the maid;

Jer28:22  And by thee I will scatter youth and maid; and by thee I will scatter man and woman.

22  With you will I scatter men and women, and with you will I scatter the old men and the youths, and with you will I scatter the young men and the maids,

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23  And with thee will I shatter the shepherd and his flock, and with thee will I shatter the husbandman and his yoke of oxen, and with thee will I shatter governors and deputies.

Jer28:23  And by thee I will scatter the shepherd and his flock; and by thee I will scatter the husbandman and his husbandry; and by thee I will scatter leaders and the captains.

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24  And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion, in your sight; saith YHWH.

Jer28:24  And I will recompense to Babylon and to all the Chaldeans that dwell there all their mischiefs that they have done to Sion before your eyes, saith the Lord.

24  And I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion, before your eyes, says the Lord.

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25  Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith YHWH, which destroyest all the earth; and I will stretch out My hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain.

25  Behold, I am against you, you pestilent mountain, says the Lord, for you are corrupting the entire earth. And I will extend my hand over you, and I will roll you down from the rocks, and I will make you into a burning mountain.

26  And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith YHWH.

26  And they will not take from you a stone for the corner, nor a stone for the foundations. Instead, you will be destroyed unto eternity,” says the Lord.