And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant. (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 10:22, 27 Jul 2006 (CDT)
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