Jeremiah 51:1-6 NAS

Babylon Judged for Sins against Israel

1 Thus says the LORD: "Behold, I am going to arouse against Babylon And against the inhabitants of aLeb-kamai bThe 1spirit of a destroyer.

References for Jeremiah 51:1

    • ˄ 51:1 - Cryptic name for Chaldea; or "the heart of those who rise up against Me"
    • ˅ 51:1 - Or "a destroying wind"
      2 "I will dispatch cforeigners to Babylon that they may 2winnow her And may devastate her land; For on every side they will be opposed to her In the day of her calamity.

      References for Jeremiah 51:2

        • ˆ 51:2 - Some versions read "winnowers"
          3 "dLet not ehim who f3bends his bow gbend it, hNor let him rise up in his 4scale-armor; So do not spare her young men; Devote all her army to destruction.

          References for Jeremiah 51:3

            • ˇ 51:3 - M.T. reads "Against him who"
            • ˈ 51:3 - I.e. the Chaldean defender
            • ˉ 51:3 - Lit "tread(s)" (in order to string)
            • ˊ 51:3 - Lit "tread(s)" (in order to string)
            • ˋ 51:3 - M.T. reads "Against him who"
              4 "They will fall down islain in the land of the Chaldeans, And 5pierced through in their streets."

              References for Jeremiah 51:4

              5 For 6neither Israel nor Judah has been jforsaken By his God, the LORD of hosts, Although their land is 7full of guilt kBefore the Holy One of Israel.

              References for Jeremiah 51:5

                • ˍ 51:5 - Lit "widowed"
                • ˎ 51:5 - Lit "From"
                  6 8Flee from the midst of Babylon, And each of you save his life! Do not be l9destroyed in her mpunishment, For this is the 10LORD'S time of vengeance; He is going to 11render recompense to her.

                  References for Jeremiah 51:6

                    • ˏ 51:6 - Or "silenced" or "made lifeless"
                    • ː 51:6 - Or "penalty for iniquity"