Jeremiah 50:35

35 “The sword of destruction will strike the Babylonians,” says the LORD . “It will strike the people of Babylon— her officials and wise men, too.

Jeremiah 50:35 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 50:35

A sword [is] upon the Chaldeans, saith the Lord
Or, "shall be" F11 or, "O sword, [be thou] on the Chaldeans" F12; that is, the sword of the Medes and Persians; those that kill with the sword, as the Targum; in the mystic sense, the Christian princes that shall draw the sword against the antichristian states: and upon the inhabitants of Babylon;
the metropolis of Chaldea; the common people in it, as distinguished from those of high rank and degree following: and upon her princes;
Belshazzar and his nobles, who were slain the night Babylon was taken: and upon her wise [men];
prime ministers, politicians, and counsellors of state; neither high birth nor great wisdom can secure from the sword of the enemy, when it has a commission from God, as it had here.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 "Erit", Abarbinel; "irruet", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator.
F12 (Mydvk le brx) "gladie, super Chaldaeos, scil. veni, ades", Schmidt.

Jeremiah 50:35 In-Context

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.
34 But the one who redeems them is strong. His name is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. He will defend them and give them rest again in Israel. But for the people of Babylon there will be no rest!
35 “The sword of destruction will strike the Babylonians,” says the LORD . “It will strike the people of Babylon— her officials and wise men, too.
36 The sword will strike her wise counselors, and they will become fools. The sword will strike her mightiest warriors, and panic will seize them.
37 The sword will strike her horses and chariots and her allies from other lands, and they will all become like women. The sword will strike her treasures, and they all will be plundered.