Jeremiah 51:20-24

20 “You are my hammer and weapon of war:
with you I a  break nations in pieces;
with you I destroy kingdoms;
21with you I break in pieces the horse and his rider;
with you I break in pieces the chariot and the charioteer;
22with you I break in pieces man and woman;
with you I break in pieces b  the old man and the youth;
with you I break in pieces c  the young man and the young woman;
23with you I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock;
with you I break in pieces the farmer and his team;
with you I break in pieces d  governors and commanders.

24 e  “I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea before your very eyes for all the evil that they have done in Zion, declares the  Lord.

Jeremiah 51:34-35

34 Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon f  has devoured me;
he has crushed me;
he has made me an empty vessel;
g  he has swallowed me like h  a monster;
he has filled his stomach with my delicacies;
he has rinsed me out.
Or  he has expelled me

35The violence done to me and to my kinsmen be upon Babylon,”
let the inhabitant of Zion say.
“My blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea,”
let Jerusalem say.

Daniel 7:19-25

19Then I desired to know the truth about j  the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrifying, with its teeth of iron and claws of bronze, and which devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet, 20 k  and about the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn that came up and before which three of them fell, the horn that had eyes and a mouth that spoke great things, and that seemed greater than its companions. 21As I looked, this horn l  made war with the saints and prevailed over them, 22until the m  Ancient of Days came, and n  judgment was given for the saints of the Most High, and the time came when o  the saints possessed the kingdom.

23Thus he said: ‘As for p  the fourth beast,

there shall be a fourth kingdom on earth,
which shall be different from all the kingdoms,
and it shall devour the whole earth,
and trample it down, and break it to pieces.
24As for the ten horns,
out of this kingdom ten kings shall arise,
and another shall arise after them;
he shall be different from the former ones,
and shall put down three kings.
25 q  He shall speak words against the Most High,
and shall wear out the saints of the Most High,
and shall think to r  change the times and the law;
and they shall be given into his hand
for s  a time, times, and half a time.

Habakkuk 1:2-10

Habakkuk’s Complaint

2 O  Lord, t  how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you u  Violence!”
and you will not save?
3 v  Why do you make me see iniquity,
and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction w  and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
4 x  So the law is paralyzed,
and justice never goes forth.
y  For the wicked surround the righteous;
so justice goes forth perverted.

The  Lord’s Answer

5 z  Look among the nations, and see;
wonder and be astounded.
aa  For I am doing a work in your days
that you would not believe if told.
6For behold ab  I am raising up the Chaldeans,
that bitter and hasty nation,
ac  who march through the breadth of the earth,
ad  to seize dwellings not their own.
7They are dreaded and fearsome;
ae  their justice and dignity go forth from themselves.
8 af  Their horses are swifter than leopards,
more fierce than ag  the evening wolves;
their horsemen press proudly on.
Their horsemen come from afar;
ah  they fly like an eagle swift to devour.
9They all come ai  for violence,
all their faces forward.
They gather captives aj  like sand.
10At kings they scoff,
and at rulers they laugh.
ak  They laugh at every fortress,
for al  they pile up earth and take it.

Habakkuk 2:6-12

Woe to the Chaldeans

6Shall not all these am  take up their taunt against him, with scoffing and riddles for him, and say,

an  Woe to him ao  who heaps up what is not his own—
for ap  how long?—
and aq  loads himself with pledges!”
7 ar  Will not your debtors suddenly arise,
and those awake who will make you tremble?
Then you will be spoil for them.
8 as  Because you have plundered many nations,
all the remnant of the peoples shall plunder you,
at  for the blood of man and au  violence to the earth,
to cities and all who dwell in them.
9 av  Woe to him who gets evil gain for his house,
aw  to ax  set his nest on high,
to be safe from the reach of harm!
10You have devised shame for your house
ay  by cutting off many peoples;
you have forfeited your life.
11For az  the stone will cry out from the wall,
and the beam from the woodwork respond.
12 ba  Woe to him bb  who builds a town with blood
and founds a city on iniquity!

Habakkuk 2:17

17 bc  The violence bd  done to Lebanon will overwhelm you,
as will the destruction of the beasts that terrified them,
be  for the blood of man and violence to the earth,
to cities and all who dwell in them.
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