Babylon will become heaps of ruins,
a dwelling place for jackals,
an object of astonishment and hissing
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“hissing.” Hissing in derision or disgust is common among humans, and it was a custom in the Old Testament world, which is why Babylon, a center of evil, would be hissed at when it was destroyed. Today we hiss at the villain in a movie or play.

Commentary for: Jeremiah 51:37