Jeremiah 50:38
Good News Translation
Bring a drought on its land and dry up its rivers. Babylonia is a land of terrifying idols that have made fools of the people.

Contemporary English Version
Your rivers and canals will dry up. All of this will happen, because your land is full of idols, and they have made fools of you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A drought upon her waters, and they shall be dried up: because it is a land of idols, and they glory in monstrous things.

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A drought upon her waters, and they shall be dried up: because it is a land of idols, and they glory in monstrous things.

A drought

Jeremiah 50:12 Your mother is confounded exceedingly, and she that bore you is made even with the dust: behold she shall be the last among the nations, a wilderness unpassable, and dry.

Jeremiah 51:32-36 And that the fords are taken, and the marshes are burnt with fire, and the men of war are affrighted. . . .

Isaiah 44:27 Who say to the deep: Be thou desolate, and I will dry up thy rivers.

Revelation 16:12 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon that great river Euphrates and dried up the water thereof, that a way might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the sun.

Revelation 17:15,16 And he said to me: The waters which thou sawest, where the harlot sitteth, are peoples and nations and tongues. . . .

the land

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and publish it, lift up a standard: proclaim, and conceal it not: say: Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is overthrown, their graven things are confounded, their idols are overthrown.

Jeremiah 51:44,47,52 And I will visit against Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he had swallowed down: and the nations shall no more flow together to him, for the wall also of Babylon shall fall. . . .

Isaiah 46:1-7 In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified and praised. . . .

Daniel 3:1-30 King Nabuchodonosor made a statue of gold, of sixty cubits high, and six cubits broad, and he set it up in the plain of Dura, of the province of Babylon. . . .

Daniel 5:4 They drank wine, and praised their gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, and of wood, and of stone.

Habakkuk 2:18,19 What doth the graven thing avail, because the maker thereof hath graven it, a molten, and a false image? because the forger thereof hath trusted in a thing of his own forging, to make dumb idols. . . .

Revelation 17:5 And on her forehead a name was written: A mystery: Babylon the great, the mother of the fornications and the abominations of the earth.

mad

Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon hath been a golden cup in the hand of the Lord, that made all the earth drunk: the nations have drunk of her wine, and therefore they have staggered.

Isaiah 44:25 That make void the tokens of diviners, and make the soothsayers mad. That turn the wise backward, and that make their knowledge foolish.

Acts 17:16 Now whilst Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred within him, seeing the city wholly given to idolatry.

Context
The Destruction of Babylon
37A sword upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the people that are in the midst of her: and they shall become as women: a sword upon her treasures, and they shall be made a spoil. 38A drought upon her waters, and they shall be dried up: because it is a land of idols, and they glory in monstrous things.39Therefore shall dragons dwell there with the fig fauns: and ostriches shall dwell therein, and it shall be no more inhabited for ever, neither shall it be built up from generation to generation.…
Cross References
Revelation 16:12
And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon that great river Euphrates and dried up the water thereof, that a way might be prepared for the kings from the rising of the sun.

Isaiah 44:27
Who say to the deep: Be thou desolate, and I will dry up thy rivers.

Isaiah 46:1
In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified and praised.

Isaiah 46:6
To whom have you likened me, and made me equal, and compared me, and made me like?

Jeremiah 51:32
And that the fords are taken, and the marshes are burnt with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

Jeremiah 51:36
Therefore thus saith the Lord: Behold I will judge thy cause, and will take vengeance for thee, and I will make her sea desolate, I and will dry up her spring.

Jeremiah 51:52
Therefore behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will visit her graven things, and in all her land the wounded shall groan:

Additional Translations
A drought is upon her waters, and they will be dried up. For it is a land of graven images, and the people go mad over idols.A drought is on her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad on their idols.

A drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of graven images, and they are mad over idols.

and they shall be ashamed: for it is a land of graven images; and in the islands, where they boasted.

a drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of graven images, and they are mad after frightful idols.

A drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up: for it is a land of graven images, and they are mad upon idols.

A drouth is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols.

A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.

A sword is on her waters, and they have been dried up, For it is a land of graven images, And in idols they do boast themselves.
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