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For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

50:9 assembly of great nations. This prophecy was fulfilled when the Median empire, comprising most of the former nations north of Babylonia (Jeremiah 51:11), combined with the growing power of Persia, united to invade and conquer Babylon (Daniel 5:28-31).

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