Jeremiah 50:41

41 Look, a people is coming from the north; a mighty nation and many kings are stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.

Jeremiah 50:41 Meaning and Commentary

Jeremiah 50:41

Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great
nation
The Modes and Persians, whose country lay north of Babylon: (See Gill on Jeremiah 50:9); and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth;
the kings of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz, ( Jeremiah 51:27 ) ; and of the Armenians and other nations that Cyrus had subdued and brought with him in his army against Babylon, as Xenophon F19 relates. Ten kings shall be raised up against mystical Babylon, and hate her, and burn her with fire, ( Revelation 17:12 Revelation 17:16 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F19 Cyropaedia, l. 5. c. 15.

Jeremiah 50:41 In-Context

39 Therefore wild animals shall live with hyenas in Babylon, and ostriches shall inhabit her; she shall never again be peopled, or inhabited for all generations.
40 As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbors, says the Lord, so no one shall live there, nor shall anyone settle in her.
41 Look, a people is coming from the north; a mighty nation and many kings are stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.
42 They wield bow and spear, they are cruel and have no mercy. The sound of them is like the roaring sea; they ride upon horses, set in array as a warrior for battle, against you, O daughter Babylon!
43 The king of Babylon heard news of them, and his hands fell helpless; anguish seized him, pain like that of a woman in labor.