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Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

51:7 all the earth drunken. The baleful influence of Babylon extends far beyond the time of Nebuchadnezzar, all the way back to its founder, Nimrod (Genesis 10:9-10). As a result, Babylon is called “the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth” (Revelation 17:5).

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