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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Jeremiah 50

Babylonia

Summary:
Babylon and her gods will be ashamed. She'll be attacked from the north, and Judah will seek God and form an eternal covenant. God's people have been lost, but now they can flee Babylon. God is rising a northern alliance against Babylon. This is because God is angry. Show her no mercy.

Assyria and Babylon have shamed Israel, but they will be shamed. Israel will be restored and be innocent. They will destroy who God tells them to destroy. Completely destroy Babylon!

I am against the arrogant, says God. Israel is weak, but their God is strong. Babylon is cursed. Her king fears his fate. The whole world will hear Babylon's cry.

Key verse:
41. Look! An army is coming from the north;
a great nation and many kings
are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.

My thoughts:
I believe Babylon is destroyed by the Persians, and the Persians by Alexander the Great. Babylon may've been God's instrument against Israel, but God was still against Babylon, as is clearly shown here.

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