53 Even if Babylon climbs high into the sky#tn Or “ascends [into] heaven.” Note the use of the phrase in Deut 30:12; 2 Kgs 2:11; and Amos 9:2. and fortifies her elevated stronghold,#tn Heb “and even if she fortifies her strong elevated place.”I will send destroyers against her,”#tn Heb “from me destroyers will go against her.”says the Lord.#tn Heb “Oracle of the Lord.”

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