We find that God’s people apostatize against him and they do not even realize it but it is their own error. They refuse to look for him. So Jehovah gets tired of forgiving them and he leaves them. After a while, his people straighten their ways and Jehovah then returns to his people. Babylon’s fall is also described.
Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I was forming you in the belly I knew you, and before you proceeded to come forth from the womb I sanctified you. Prophet to the nations I made you.” // I find this interesting and something to meditate on. Although one has free will, could it be that for some, they are designed for a specific role or roles?
Jeremiah 1:18,19 “But as for me, here I have made you today a fortified city and an iron pillar and copper walls against all the land, toward the kings of Judah, toward her princes, toward her priests and toward the people of the land. And they will be certain to fight against you, but they will not prevail against you, for ‘I am with you,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘to deliver you.’ ”
Jeremiah 2:1-3 “And the word of Jehovah proceeded to occur to me, saying: “Go, and you must call out in the ears of Jerusalem, saying, ‘This is what Jehovah has said: “I well remember, on your part, the loving kindness of your youth, the love during your being engaged to marry, your walking after me in the wilderness, in a land not sown with seed. Israel was something holy to Jehovah, the first yield to him.” ‘ ..” // Compare Malachi 2:15b and Revelation 14:14 “firstfruits” usage and Revelation 19:7,8
Jeremiah 2:12,13 “Stare in amazement, O YOU heavens, at this; and bristle up in very great horror,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘because there are two bad things that my people have done: They have left even me, the source of living water, in order to hew out for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns, that cannot contain the water.’ ”
Jeremiah 2:29 ” ‘Why do YOU people keep contending against me? Why have YOU transgressed, all of YOU, against me?’ is the utterance of Jehovah.”
Jeremiah 3:14-17 “Return O YOU renegade sons,” is the utterance of Jehovah. “For I myself have become the husbandly owner of YOU people; and I will take YOU, one out of a city and two out of a family, and I will bring YOU to Zion. And I will give YOU shepherds in agreement with my heart, and they will certainly feed YOU with knowledge and insight. And it must occur that YOU will become many and certainly bear fruit in the land in those days,” is the utterance of Jehovah. “No more will they say, ‘The ark of the covenant of Jehovah!’ nor will it come up into the heart, nor will they remember it or miss it, and no more will it be made. In that time they will call Jerusalem the throne of Jehovah; and to her all the nations must be brought together to the name of Jehovah at Jerusalem, and they will no more walk after the stubbornness of their bad heart.” // Notice this time period is for the future – This will start when Michael stands up – See Daniel 12:1
Jeremiah 3:18 “In those days they will walk, the house of Judah alongside the house of Israel, and together they will come out of the land of the north into the land that I gave as a hereditary possession to YOUR forefathers.” // Notice the bringing together of the two as one in unity – Compare Jeremiah 30:3; 31:31; Ezekiel 37:22; Revelation 11:3 “two witnesses” comments.
Jeremiah 4:8-10 “On this account gird on sackcloth, YOU people. Beat YOUR breasts and howl, because the burning anger of Jehovah has not turned back from us.(vs.9) “And it must occur in that day,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “that the hearth of the king will perish, also the heart of the princes; and the priests will certainly be driven to astonishment, and the prophets themselves will be amazed.” (vs.10) And I proceeded to say: “Alas, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah! Truly you have absolutely deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, ‘Peace itself will become YOURS,’ and the sword has reached clear to the soul.” // See Revelation 11:3 “sackcloth” comments.
Jeremiah 4:14 “Wash your heart clean of sheer badness, O Jerusalem, in order that you may be saved. How long will your erroneous thoughts lodge within you?”
Jeremiah 4:27-29 “For this is what Jehovah has said: “A desolate waste is what the whole land will become, and I shall not carry out a sheer extermination? On this account the land will morn, and the heavens above will certainly become dark. It is because I have spoken, I have considered, and I have not felt regret, nor shall I turn back from it.” // Compare Malachi 4:5,6 and also the need for softening the heart of Jehovah during the approximate 45 day period of repentance.
Jeremiah 5:7 “How can I forgive you for this very thing? Your own sons have left me, and they keep swearing by what is no God. And I kept satisfying them, but they continued committing adultery, and to the house of a prostitute woman they go in troops.”
Jeremiah 6:21 “Therefore this is what Jehovah has said: “Here I am setting for this people stumbling blocks, and they will certainly stumble over them, fathers and sons together; the neighbor and his companion – they will perish.” // Compare Daniel 11:33 and Malachi 4:5,6
Jeremiah 6:27-30 “I have made you a metal tester among my people, one making a thorough search; and you will take note and you must examine their way. All of them are the most stubborn men, walking about as slanderers – copper and iron. They are all of them ruinous. The bellows have been scorched. Out from their fire there is lead. One has kept refining intensely simply for nothing, and those who are bad have not been separated. Rejected silver is what people will call them, for Jehovah has rejected them.”
Jeremiah 7:8 “Here YOU are putting YOUR trust in fallacious words – it will certainly be of no benefit at all.”
Jeremiah 7:19,20 ” ‘Is it I whom they are offending?’ is the utterance of Jehovah. ‘Is it not they themselves, for the purpose of shame to their faces?’ Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord Jehovah has said, ‘Look! My anger and my rage are being poured forth upon this place, upon mankind and upon domestic animal, and upon the tree of the field and upon the fruitage of the ground; and it must burn, and it will not be extinguished.’ ” // Remember how Jehovah had Jonah proclaim the fall of Nineveh but due to their repentance, Jehovah turned back his anger – However, for his servants in the future, they will be cleansed. // Notice too that it is because of Jehovah’s people offending Him that this rage happens.
Jeremiah 7:30,31 “For the sons of Judah have done what is bad in my eyes,’ is the utterance of Jehovah. ‘They have set their disgusting things in the house upon which my name has been called, in order to defile it. And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the valley of the son of Hinnom, in order to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, a thing that I had not commanded and that had not come up into my heart.’ ” // This actually could occur physically today if God’s people do not warn their own people of the conquering and or destruction of the literal city of Jerusalem in our day – due to holding fast to an apostate teaching. This certainly has occurred symbolically today and literally in the past. – Compare comments for Daniel 11:31 .
Jeremiah 8:8-12: ” ‘How can YOU men say: “We are wise, and the law of Jehovah is with us”? Surely, now, the false stylus of the secretaries has worked in sheer falsehood. The wise ones have become ashamed. they have become terrified and will be caught. Look! They have rejected the very word of Jehovah, and what wisdom do they have? Therefore I shall give their wives to other men, their fields to those taking possession; for, from the least one even to the greatest one, each one is making unjust gain; from the prophet even to the priest, each one is acting falsely. And they try to heal the breakdown of the daughter of my people lightly, saying: “There is peace! There is peace!” when there is no peace. Did they feel shame because they had done even what was detestable? For one thing, they positively could not feel ashamed; for another thing, they did not know even how to feel humiliated. (vs.12b) ” ‘Therefore they will fall among those who are falling. In the time of their being given attention, they will stumble,‘ Jehovah has said.” (See Daniel 11:33-35)
Jeremiah 8:13-15 ” ‘When doing the gathering, I shall bring them to their finish,’ is the utterance of Jehovah. ‘There will be no grapes on the vine, and there will be no figs on the fig tree, and the foliage itself will certainly wither. And things that I give to them will pass by them.’ ” .. “For Jehovah our God has himself put us to silence, and he gives us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against Jehovah. There was a hoping for peace, but no good [came]; for a time of healing, but, look! terror!” // compare Daniel 12:7
Jeremiah 8:17-20 “For here I am sending in among YOU serpents, poisonous snakes, for which there is no charming, and they will certainly bite YOU,” is the utterance of Jehovah. (vs.18) A grief that is beyond curing has come up into me. My heart is ill. Here is the sound of the cry for help of the daughter of my people from a land far away: “Is Jehovah not in Zion? Or is her king not in her?” “Why is it that they have offended me with their graven images, with their vain foreign gods?” (vs.20) “The harvest has passed, the summer has come to an end; but as for us, we have not been saved!” // See Jeremiah 8:13-15 and Lamentations
Jeremiah 9:2,3 “…Then I would leave my people and go away from them, for all of them are adulterers, a solemn assembly of treacherous dealers; and they bend their tongue as their bow in falsehood; but not for faithfulness have they proved mighty in the land. “For from badness to badness they went forth, and they ignored even me,” is the utterance of Jehovah.” // See Lamentations and Malachi 4:5,6
Jeremiah 9:4-6 “Guard yourselves each one against his own companion, and put YOUR trust in no brother at all…They have taught their tongue to speak falsehood…Through deception they have refused to know me,” is the utterance of Jehovah.”
Jeremiah 9:23,24 “This is what Jehovah has said: “Let not the wise man brag about himself because of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man brag about himself because of his mightiness. Let not the rich man brag about himself because of his riches.” (Vs.24) “But let the one bragging about himself brag about himself because of this very thing, the having of insight and the having of knowledge of me, that I am Jehovah, the One exercising loving-kindness, justice and righteous in the earth; for in these things I do take delight,” is the utterance of Jehovah.” // Notice that Daniel 11:32-35 talks about some of the ones having insight will be made to stumble but it also says that those knowing their God will prevail.
Jeremiah 10:21 “For the shepherds have behaved unreasoningly, and they have not looked even for Jehovah. That is why they have not acted with insight, and all their pastured animals have been scattered.”
Jeremiah 10:23 “I well know, O Jehovah, that to earthling man his way does not belong. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” // This is made very evident with the continued use of false teachings of man as being viewed as from Jehovah – It is compounded imperfection.
Jeremiah 13:13,14 “And you must say to them, ‘This is what Jehovah has said: “Here I am filling all the inhabitants of this land and the kings that are sitting for David upon his throne and the priests and the prophets and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with drunkenness. And I will dash them one against another, both the fathers and the sons, at the same time,” is the utterance of Jehovah. “I shall show no compassion, nor feel any sorrow, and I shall not have the mercy to keep from bringing them to ruin.” ‘ ” // Good reference for other scriptures that show “David” sitting at God’s right hand after the literal David had already died – See Psalms 100:1 and Ezekiel 34 and 37 // Compare Isaiah 3:4; Mathew 24:10
Jeremiah 14:12 “When they fast, I am not listening to their entreating cry; and when they offer up the whole burnt offering and the grain offering, I am taking no pleasure in them; for by the sword and by famine and by pestilence I am bringing them to their end.” – See verses 13-16. Compare Daniel 12:7
Jeremiah 15:6 ” ‘You yourself have deserted me,’ is the utterance of Jehovah. ‘Backwards is the way you keep walking. And I shall stretch out my hand against you and bring you to ruin. I have got tired of feeling regret.”
Jeremiah 15:19,20 “Therefore this is what Jehovah has said: “If you will come back, then I shall bring you back. Before me you will stand. …”And I have made you to this people a fortified copper wall; and they will certainly fight against you, but they will not prevail over you. For I am with you, to save you and to deliver you,” is the utterance of Jehovah.” // This “and they will certainly fight against you” happens multiple times but for these instances, it is after God’s people turn around. It could happen to an extent during the approximate 3 and a half years and the beginning of the 45 day period of repentance and also certainly when Satan is released after the 1,000 year reign of Jesus (Revelation 20:7-10)
Jeremiah 17:5-8 “This is what Jehovah has said: “Cursed is the able-bodied man who puts his trust in earthling man and actually makes flesh his arm, and whose heart turns away from Jehovah himself. And he will certainly become like a solitary tree in the desert plain and will not see when good comes; but he must reside in parched places in the wilderness, in a salt country that is not inhabited. Blessed is the able bodied man who puts his trust in Jehovah, and whose confidence Jehovah has become. And he will certainly become like a tree planted by the waters, that sends out its roots right by the watercourse; and he will not see when heat comes, but his foliage will actually prove to be luxuriant. And in the year of drought he will not become anxious, nor will he leave off from producing fruit” // Good example of how the righteous receive life giving blessings from Jehovah but the unrighteous do not – Compare Ezekiel 47:11
Jeremiah 17:13 “O Jehovah, the hope of Israel, all those who are leaving you will be put to shame. Those apostatizing from me will be written down even in the earth, because they have left the source of living water, Jehovah.” – Compare Malachi 4:6b
Jeremiah 18:11 “And now say, please, to the men of Judah and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, ‘This is what Jehovah has said: “Here I am forming against YOU a calamity and thinking against YOU a thought. Turn back, please, each one from his bad way, and make YOUR ways and YOUR dealings good.” ‘ ”
Jeremiah 22:8,9 And many nations will actually pass along by this city and say one to the other: “On what account did Jehovah do like this to this great city?” And they will have to say: “On the account of the fact that they left the covenant of Jehovah their God and proceeded to bow down to other gods and to serve them.” ‘ // The term “other gods” can easily refer to any number of man’s false teachings being exalted as being sacred.
Jeremiah 23:2-6 “Therefore this is what Jehovah the God of Israel has said against the shepherds who are shepherding my people: “YOU yourselves have scattered my sheep; and YOU kept dispersing them, and YOU have not turned your attention to them.” (vs.3) “Here I am turning my attention upon YOU for the badness of YOUR dealings,” is the utterance of Jehovah. (vs.3) “And I myself shall collect together the remnant of my sheep out of all the lands to which I had dispersed them, and I will bring them back to their pasture ground, and they will certainly be fruitful and become many. And I will raise up over them shepherds who will actually shepherd them; and they will be afraid no more, neither will they be struck with any terror, and none will be missing,” is the utterance of Jehovah. (vs.5) “Look! There are days coming,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “and I will raise up to David a righteous sprout. And a king will certainly reign and act with discretion and execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel itself will reside in security. And this is his name with which he will be called, Jehovah Is Our Righteousness.” // Notice the time period that this covers – It covers from before the days of sackcloth on up into when Michael stands up – See timeline; Revelation 11:2,3; Daniel 12:1-3; Ezekiel 37:21-25; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12
Jeremiah 23:11,12 “For both the prophet and the priest themselves have become polluted. Also in my own house I have found their badness,” is the utterance of Jehovah. “Therefore their way will become for them like slippery places in the gloom, into which they will be pushed and certainly fall.” “For I shall bring upon them a calamity, the year of their being given attention,” is the utterance of Jehovah.” // Notice the need for cleansing – Malachi 4:5,6
Jeremiah 23:16,17 “This is what Jehovah of armies has said: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who are prophesying to YOU people. They are making YOU become vain. The vision of their own heart is what they speak – not from the mouth of Jehovah. They are saying again and again to those who are disrespectful of me, ‘Jehovah has spoken: “Peace is what YOU people will come to have.” ‘ And [to] every one walking in the stubbornness of his heart they have said , ‘No calamity will come upon YOU people.’ ”
Jeremiah 23:25-28,32,33 “I have heard what the prophets who are prophesying falsehood in my own name have said, saying, ‘I have had a dream! I have had a dream!’ How long will it exist in the heart of the prophets who are prophesying the falsehood and who are prophets of the trickiness of their own heart? They are thinking of making my people forget my name by means of their dreams that they keep relating each one to the other, just as their fathers forgot my name by means of Baal. The prophet with whom there is a dream, let him relate the dream; but the one with whom my own word is, let him speak forth my word truthfully.” (vs.32) “Here I am against the prophets of false dreams,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “who relate them and cause my people to wander about because of their falsehoods and because of their boasting.” “But I myself did not send them or command them. So they will by no means benefit this people.” is the utterance of Jehovah.” (vs.33) “…’ “YOU people are – O what a burden! And I shall certainly abandon YOU,” is the utterance of Jehovah.” – See verses 34-40 also. – See Ezekiel 13
Jeremiah 24:2-10 “As for the one basket, the figs were very good, like early figs; and as for the other basket, the figs were very bad, so that they could not be eaten for badness…(vs.5) “This is what Jehovah the God of Israel has said, ‘Like these good figs, so I shall regard the exiles of Judah, whom I will send away from this place to the land of the Chaldeans, in a good way. And I will set my eye upon them in a good way, and I shall certainly cause them to return to this land. And I will build them up, and I shall not tear down; and I will plant them, and I shall not uproot. And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am Jehovah; and they must become my people, and I myself shall become their God, for they will return to me with all their heart.” (vs.8) “And like the bad figs that cannot be eaten for badness, this in fact is what Jehovah has said: “So I shall give Zedekiah the king of Judah and his princes and the remnant of Jerusalem who are remaining over in this land and those who are dwelling in the land of Egypt – I will also give them over for quaking, for calamity, in all the kingdoms of the earth, for reproach and for a proverbial saying, for a taunt and for a malediction, in all the places to which I shall disperse them. And I will send against them the sword, the famine and the pestilence, until they come to their finish off the ground that I gave to them and to their forefathers.” ‘ ” // Compare Zechariah 5:6-11; Revelation 6:9-11; Revelation 14:4 “first fruits”.
Jeremiah 25:27-31 “And you must say to them, ‘This is what Jehovah of armies, the God of Israel, has said: “Drink and get drunk and puke and fall so that YOU cannot get up because of the sword that I am sending among YOU.” ‘ And it must occur that in case they refuse to take the cup out of your hand to drink, you must also say to them, ‘This is what Jehovah of armies has said: “YOU will drink without fail. For, look! it is upon the city upon which my name is called that I am starting off in bringing calamity, and should YOU yourselves in any way go free from punishment?” ‘ ” ‘YOU will not go free of punishment, for there is a sword that I am calling against all the inhabitants of the earth,’ is the utterance of Jehovah of armies. ..’From on high Jehovah himself will roar, and from his holy dwelling he will give forth his voice. Without fail he will roar upon his abiding place. A shout like that of those treading [the winepress] he will sing out against all the inhabitants of the earth.’ (vs.31) ” ‘A noise will certainly come clear to the farthest part of the earth, for there is a controversy that Jehovah has with the nations. He must personally put himself in judgment with all flesh. As regards the wicked ones, he must give them to the sword,’ is the utterance of Jehovah.” // Notice that Jehovah starts with cleansing his people first then cleanses the nations. Compare Malachi 3:2-4; Daniel 11:35; Revelation 14:14-20
Jeremiah 28:9b “…when the word of the prophet comes true the prophet whom Jehovah has sent in truth will become known.”
Jeremiah 28:15,16 “And Jeremiah the prophet went on to say to Hananiah the prophet: “Listen, please, O Hananiah! Jehovah has not sent you, but you yourself have caused this people to trust in a falsehood. Therefore this is what Jehovah has said, ‘Look! I am sending you away from off the surface of the ground. This year you yourself must die, for you have spoken outright revolt against Jehovah.’ ” // Good example of how Jehovah views false prophets.
Jeremiah 30:3 “For, “look! there are days coming,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “and I will gather the captive ones of my people, Israel and Judah,” Jehovah has said, “and I will bring them back to the land that I gave to their forefathers, and they will certainly repossess it.” ‘ ” // compare comments for Jeremiah 3:18 and verses 32:37-41
Jeremiah 30:22-24 “Look! A windstorm of Jehovah, rage itself, has gone forth, an onward-sweeping tempest. Upon the head of the wicked ones it will whirl. The burning anger of Jehovah will not turn back until he will have executed and until he will have carried out the ideas of his heart. In the final part of the days YOU people will give YOUR consideration to it.” // Notice the time frame for all of this chapter – Revelation 11:11-18
Jeremiah 31:1 “At that time,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “I shall become God to all the families of Israel; and as for them, they will become my people.” // Compare Daniel 12:1
Jeremiah 31:13,14,28 “At that time the virgin will rejoice in the dance, also the young men and the old men, all together. And I will change their morning into exultation, and I will comfort them and make them rejoice away from their grief. And I will saturate the soul of the priests with fatness, and with my goodness my own people will become satisfied,” is the utterance of Jehovah.” (vs.28) “And it must occur that just as I had kept alert toward them to uproot and to pull down and to tear down and to destroy and to do damage, so I shall keep alert toward them to build up and to plant,” is the utterance of Jehovah.” // Notice that the rejoicing happens just after the “tearing down” – This certainly occurs when when Michael stands up – Daniel 12:1
Jeremiah 31:31 “Look! There are days coming,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “and I will conclude with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah a new covenant;” // Notice the two parts under one covenant – Compare Ezekiel 37:22
Jeremiah 31:39 “And the line for measurement will yet actually go forth straight ahead to the hill of Gareb, and it will certainly go around to Goah.” // Notice how that now things can be measured – Compare Revelation 21:15-21
Jeremiah 33:7-9 “And I will bring back the captives of Judah and the captives of Israel, and I will build them just as the start. And I will purify them from all their error with which they have sinned against me, and I will forgive all their errors with which they have sinned against me and with which they have transgressed against me. And she will certainly become to me a name of exultation, a praise and beauty toward all the nations of the earth who will hear of all the goodness that I am rendering to them. And they will certainly be in dread and be agitated on account of all the goodness and on account of all the peace that I am rendering to her.’ ” // Certainly this happens when Michael stands up – Daniel 12:1; Malachi 3:2-4
Jeremiah 33:15 “In those days and at that time I shall make sprout for David a righteous sprout, and he will certainly execute justice and righteousness in the land.” // Notice verses 16-26 and compare Isaiah 9:6,7; 11:1-5; 32:1,2,16-18; Zechariah 3:8; 6:12
Jeremiah 33:17,18 “For this is what Jehovah has said, ‘There will not be cut off in David’s case a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel. (vs.18) And in the case of the priests, the Levites, there will not be cut off a man from before me to offer up whole burnt offering and to make smoke with a grain offering and to render sacrifice always.” // This helps to identify the “continual [sacrifice]” (Jerusalem) mentioned in Daniel 11:31; 12:11 for our day.
Jeremiah 35 God’s people do not listen to his prophets to turn back – they would not listen so Jehovah brings calamity upon his people.
Jeremiah 50:20 “And in those days and at that time,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “the error of Israel will be searched for, but it will not be; and the sins of Judah, and they will not be found, for I shall forgive those whom I let remain.” // Compare Zechariah 3:3-7
Jeremiah 51 speaks much of Babylon’s sudden falling and the wailing of people of the nations because of that. The fall was sudden back then and it will be sudden in our near future – Compare Revelation 18 comments . It is also interesting that Babylon the Great was celebrating and using items from Jehovah’s temple immediately before her fall. This is the same for the Babylon of our day – They will be celebrating over the demise of Jehovah’s people and at the same time, others (perhaps some religious groups) will own God’s people’s material things – But then they will be suddenly destroyed by mankind – See 45 day period.
Jeremiah 51:6-8 “FLEE out of the midst Babylon, and provide escape each one for his own soul. Do not be rendered inanimate through her error. For it is the time of vengeance belonging to Jehovah. There is treatment that he is paying back to her. Babylon has been a golden cup in the hand of Jehovah, she making all the earth drunk. From her the wine the nations have drunk. That is why the nations keep acting crazed. Suddenly Babylon has fallen, so that she is broken. Howl over her, YOU people. Take balsam for her pain. Perhaps she may be healed.” // This “Perhaps she may be healed” phrase seems to be stated more as a scornful statement rather then a possibility. – See Jeremiah 51 comments
Jeremiah 51:9 speaks of Babylon reaching heaven (not as a tree) but in a bad way: “We would have been healed Babylon, but she has not been healed. Leave her, YOU people, and let us go each one to his own land. For clear to the heavens her judgment has reached, and it has been lifted up to the cloudy skies.” – See “1914”
Jeremiah 51:25,41,57,63,64 “Here I am against you, O ruinous mountain,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “you ruiner of the whole earth; and I will stretch out my hand against you and roll you away from the crags and make you a burnt-out mountain.” (vs.41) “O how Sheshack has been captured, and how the Praise of the whole earth gets to be seized! How Babylon has become a mere object of astonishment among the nations!” (vs.57) “And I will make her princes and her wise ones, her governors and her deputy rulers and her mighty men drunk, and they must sleep an indefinitely lasting sleep, from which they will not wake up,” is the utterance of the King, whose name is Jehovah of armies.” (vs63,64) “And it must occur that when you will have completed reading this book, you will tie to it a stone, and you must pitch it into the midst of the Euphrates. And you must say, ‘This is how Babylon will sink down and never rise up because of the calamity that I am bringing in upon her; and they will certainly tire themselves out.’ ” // Compare how this also fits for our future at Revelation 17:1-6 and chapter 18