Jeremiah 50:31

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.

Jeremiah 50:31 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 50:31

Behold, I [am] against thee, [O thou] most proud, saith the
Lord God of hosts
Or, O "pride", or O "man of pride" F9; intolerably proud, superlatively so, as the kings of Babylon were, as Nebuchadnezzar, and Belshazzar likewise, the present king; so the Targum interprets it of a king,

``behold, I send my fury against thee, O wicked king;''
and is applicable enough to the man of sin, that monster of pride, that exalts himself above all that is called God, or is worshipped, ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 ) ; and therefore it is no wonder that the Lord is against him, who resists all that are proud; and woe to him and them that he is against: for the day is come, the time [that] I will visit thee;
in a way of vindictive wrath and justice, for pride and other this; see ( Jeremiah 50:27 ) .
FOOTNOTES:

F9 (Nwdz) Heb. "superbia", Schmidt; vel "vir superbiae", Piscator; so Abarbinel.

Jeremiah 50:31 In-Context

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.”
33 This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies says: “The people of Israel and Judah have been wronged. Their captors hold them and refuse to let them go.