Jeremiah 51:58

Overview - Jeremiah 51
The severe judgment of God against Babylon, in revenge of Israel.
59 Jeremiah delivers the book of this prophecy to Seraiah, to be cast into Euphrates, in token of the perpetual sinking of Babylon.
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Jeremiah 51:58  (King James Version)
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.

The broad walls of Babylon
or, The walls of broad Babylon.
According to the testimony of Herodotus, the circumference of the walls of Babylon was 480 stadia, or 60 miles, their breadth 50 cubits, and their height 200 cubits; but when Darius became master of the place, B
C. 516, he took away all their 100 gates of brass, and beat down their walls to 50 cubits; and now not a vestige of these immense fortifications remains, to mark the site of this once mighty city!
44 ; 50:15

or, made naked. high gates.
30 ; Isaiah 45:1 Isaiah 45:2

the people
Jeremiah 51:9 Jeremiah 51:64 ; Psalms 127:1 ; Isaiah 65:23 ; Habakkuk 2:13