Jeremiah 51:1-6 NLT

1 This is what the LORD says: "I will stir up a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Babylonia. a

References for Jeremiah 51:1

    • ç 51:1 - Hebrew <I>of Leb-kamai,</I> a code name for Babylonia.
      2 Foreigners will come and winnow her, blowing her away as chaff. They will come from every side to rise against her in her day of trouble.
      3 Don't let the archers put on their armor or draw their bows. No one will be spared! Young and old alike will be completely destroyed. b

      References for Jeremiah 51:3

        • è 51:3 - The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the L<MS>ORD</I>, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering.
          4 They will fall dead in the land of the Babylonians, c slashed to death in her streets.

          References for Jeremiah 51:4

            • é 51:4 - Or <I>Chaldeans;</I> also in 51:54.
              5 For the LORD Almighty has not forsaken Israel and Judah. He is still their God, even though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel."
              6 Flee from Babylon! Save yourselves! Don't get trapped in her punishment! It is the LORD's time for vengeance; he will fully repay her.