Jeremiah 51:49

49 “Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain, just as the slain in all the earth have fallen because of Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:49 in Other Translations

49 As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.
49 Babylon must fall for the slain of Israel, just as for Babylon have fallen the slain of all the earth.
49 “Just as Babylon killed the people of Israel and others throughout the world, so must her people be killed.
49 "Babylon must fall - compensation for the war dead in Israel. Babylonians will be killed because of all that Babylonian killing.
49 Babylon must fall [because of] the slain of Israel, even as the slain of all the earth fell because of Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:49 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 51:49

As Babylon [hath caused] the slain of Israel
In Jerusalem, when that city was taken the Chaldeans, and destroyed: so at Babylon shall all the slain of all the earth;
or "land"; that is, the land of Chaldea; the inhabitants of which fled to Babylon upon the invasion of the Medes and Persians, both for their own safety, and the defence of that city; and where, being slain, they fell; and this was a just retaliation of them for what they had done to Israel. These words may be considered, as they are by some, as the song of the inhabitants of heaven and earth, observing and applauding the justice and equity of divine Providence in this affair; see ( Revelation 13:7 Revelation 13:10 ) .

Jeremiah 51:49 In-Context

47 For the time will surely come when I will punish the idols of Babylon; her whole land will be disgraced and her slain will all lie fallen within her.
48 Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout for joy over Babylon, for out of the north destroyers will attack her,” declares the LORD.
49 “Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain, just as the slain in all the earth have fallen because of Babylon.
50 You who have escaped the sword, leave and do not linger! Remember the LORD in a distant land, and call to mind Jerusalem.”
51 “We are disgraced, for we have been insulted and shame covers our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s house.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. Psalms 137:8; S Jeremiah 50:29
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