Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wolves shall dwell there, and the ostriches shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. (ASV)
This is one of numerous verses in which Jeremiah falsely prophesies the imminent capture and permanent destruction of Babylon (which surrendered to the Persians without a fight and was left intact). See the Jeremiah 51:11 entry for further details. --Robert Stevens 10:19, 27 Jul 2006 (CDT)
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