Belshazzar the king made
a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. ... Belshazzar
, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden
and silver vessels which his father
Nebuchadnezzar had taken out
of the temple which [was
] in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.
My heart panted
, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned
into fear unto me. ... And, behold
, here cometh a chariot of men, [with
] a couple of horsemen. And he answered and said, Babylon
is fallen, is fallen; and all
the graven images of her gods he hath broken unto the ground.
But these two
] shall come to thee in a moment
in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come
upon thee in their perfection for the multitude
of thy sorceries, [and
] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
Jeremiah 51:11 Make bright
the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit
of the kings of the Medes: for his device
] against Babylon, to destroy it; because it [is
] the vengeance
of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple.
shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew
the king of Babylon that his city is taken at [one
In their heat
I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep
a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD.
And I will
make drunk her princes, and her wise [men
], her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a
perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name [is
] the LORD of hosts.