Jeremiah 50:30

30 Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her soldiers will all be killed,” says the LORD .

Jeremiah 50:30 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 50:30

Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets
Or "surely" F6; it is the form of an oath, according to Jarchi Cyrus, when he took Babylon, ordered proclamation to be made that the inhabitants should keep within doors; and that whoever were found in the streets should be put to death F7, as doubtless many were: and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord;
as Belshazzar and his guards were F8; see ( Daniel 5:30 ) ; compare with this ( Revelation 19:18 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F6 (Nkl) "certe".
F7 Cyropaedia, l. 7. c. 23.
F8 Ibid.

Jeremiah 50:30 In-Context

28 Listen to the people who have escaped from Babylon, as they tell in Jerusalem how the LORD our God has taken vengeance against those who destroyed his Temple.
29 “Send out a call for archers to come to Babylon. Surround the city so none can escape. Do to her as she has done to others, for she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
30 Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her soldiers will all be killed,” says the LORD .
31 “See, I am your enemy, you arrogant people,” says the Lord, the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “Your day of reckoning has arrived— the day when I will punish you.
32 O land of arrogance, you will stumble and fall, and no one will raise you up. For I will light a fire in the cities of Babylon that will burn up everything around them.”