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

    • 51:1 - Hebrew of Leb-kamai, 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. Don’t spare even her best soldiers! Let her army be completely destroyed.b

      References for Jeremiah 51:3

        • 51:3 - The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the, 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

            • 51:4 - Or Chaldeans; also in 51:54 .
              5 For the LORD of Heaven’s Armies has not abandoned 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 repay her in full.