Jeremiah 51:6

6 “Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the LORD’s vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves.

Read Jeremiah 51:6 Using Other Translations

Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence.
"Flee from the midst of Babylon; let every one save his life! Be not cut off in her punishment, for this is the time of the LORD's vengeance, the repayment he is rendering her.
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.

What does Jeremiah 51:6 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 51:6

Flee out of the midst of Babylon
This is said either to such as were there of other nations upon trade and business, as Kimchi, to get out of it as fast as they could, that they might not be consumed; or to the Israelites, as Jarchi, the Jews that were captives there. This is applied to the people of God in mystical Babylon, ( Revelation 18:4 ) ; and deliver every man his soul;
or "life"; from the destruction coming on the city, and the inhabitants of it; be not cut off in her iniquity;
or, "that he be not cut off" F6; with her, in the punishment inflicted upon her for her iniquities; which is the same as partaking of her plagues, ( Revelation 18:4 ) ; for this [is] the time, of the Lord's vengeance;
the time fixed by him to take vengeance on Babylon for her sins against him, and the wrongs done to his people: he will render unto her a recompence;
the just demerit of their sins; a recompence or reward by way of punishment for them; see ( Revelation 18:6 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (wmdt la) "ne exscindamini", Junius & Tremellius, Schmidt; "ne committitote ut exscindamini", Piscator.
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