Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the middle of them that rise up against me…
John Eliot was once on a visit to a merchant, and finding him in his counting-house, where he saw books of business on the table, and all his books of devotion on the shelf, he said to him, "Sir, here is earth on the table, and heaven on the shelf. Pray don't think so much of the table as altogether to forget the shelf."
( C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;