Jeremiah 51:36-37

36 Therefore this is what the LORD says: “See, I will defend your cause and avenge you; I will dry up her sea and make her springs dry.
37 Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, an object of horror and scorn, a place where no one lives.

Jeremiah 51:36-37 Meaning and Commentary


The former part of this chapter is a continuation of the prophecy of the preceding chapter, concerning the destruction of Babylon, Jer 51:1-58; the latter part of it contains a prophecy of Jeremiah sent to the captives in Babylon by the hand of Seraiah, with the copy of the above prophecy against Babylon, and an order to fasten a stone to it, and cast it into the river Euphrates, as a sign, confirming the utter and irreparable ruin of Babylon, Jer 51:59-64.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Psalms 140:12; Jeremiah 50:34; Lamentations 3:58
  • 2. ver 6; Jeremiah 20:12; S Romans 12:19
  • 3. S Isaiah 11:15; S Isaiah 19:5; Hosea 13:15; Jeremiah 50:38
  • 4. S Isaiah 13:22; Revelation 18:2
  • 5. Nahum 3:6; Malachi 2:9
  • 6. S Jeremiah 50:13,39
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