NETNew English Translation
6 Get out of Babylonia quickly, you foreign people.#tn The words “you foreign people” are not in the text and many think the referent is the exiles of Judah. While this is clearly the case in v. 45 the referent seems broader here where the context speaks of every man going to his own country (v. 9).
Flee to save your lives.
Do not let yourselves be killed because of her sins.
For it is time for the Lord to wreak his revenge.
He will pay Babylonia#tn Heb “her.” back for what she has done.#tn Heb “paying to her a recompense [i.e., a payment in kind].”
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