Jeremiah 50:16 DBY

16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest. For fear of the oppressing sword let them turn every one to his people, and let them flee every one to his own land.

Study tools for Jeremiah 50:16

  • a 50:1 - Or 'against.'
  • b 50:2 - A Babylonian idol.
  • c 50:2 - Or 'broken in pieces.'
  • d 50:6 - Or 'caused them to go astray on the perverting mountains,' alluding to the idolatrous high places.
  • e 50:11 - Or 'that treadeth out [the corn].'
  • f 50:12 - Or 'the last,' as Amalek was said to be 'the first:' Num. 24.20.
  • g 50:15 - i.e. 'hath surrendered.'
  • h 50:21 - Or 'apostasy,' Heb. Merathaim. Some take the word as a symbolic name of Babylon: see ch. 51.1, and Note.
  • i 50:21 - Or 'punishment:' Heb. Pekod: see Ezek. 23.23.
  • j 50:32 - Lit. 'pride,' as ch. 49.16. It is Babylon personified.