Jeremiah 51:20
Good News Translation
The LORD says, "Babylonia, you are my hammer, my weapon of war. I used you to crush nations and kingdoms,

Contemporary English Version
Babylonia, you were my hammer; I used you to pound nations and break kingdoms,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou dashest together for me the weapons of war, and with thee I will dash nations together, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms:

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Thou dashest together for me the weapons of war, and with thee I will dash nations together, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms:

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Jeremiah 50:23 How is the hammer of the whole earth broken, and destroyed! how is Babylon turned into a desert among the nations!

Isaiah 10:5,15 Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands. . . .

Isaiah 13:5 To them that come from a country afar off, from the end of heaven: the Lord and the instruments of his wrath, to destroy the whole land.

Isaiah 14:5,6 The Lord hath broken the staff of the wicked, the rod of the rulers, . . .

Isaiah 37:26 Hast thou not heard what I have done to him of old? from the days of old I have formed it: and now I have brought it to effect: and it hath come to pass that hills fighting together, and fenced cities should be destroyed.

Isaiah 41:15,16 I have made thee as a new thrashing wain, with teeth like a saw: thou shalt thrash the mountains, and break them in pieces: and shalt make the hills as chaff. . . .

Micah 4:13 But they have not known the thoughts of the Lord, and have not understood his counsel: because he hath gathered them together as the hay of the floor.

Zechariah 9:13,14 Because I have bent Juda for me as a bow, I have filled Ephraim: and I will raise up thy sons, O Sion, above thy sons, O Greece, and I will make thee as the sword of the mighty. . . .

Matthew 22:7 But when the king had heard of it, he was angry: and sending his armies, he destroyed those murderers and burnt their city.

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Jeremiah 25:9,11 Behold I will send, and take all the kindreds of the north, saith the Lord, and Nabuchodonosor the king of Babylon my servant: and I will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all the nations that are round about it: and I will destroy them, and make them an astonishment and a hissing, and perpetual desolations. . . .

Jeremiah 27:5-7 I made the earth, and the men and the beasts that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power, and by my stretched out arm: and I have given it to whom it seemed good in my eyes. . . .

Context
Babylon's Punishment
20Thou dashest together for me the weapons of war, and with thee I will dash nations together, and with thee I will destroy kingdoms:21And with thee I will break in pieces the horse, and his rider, and with thee I will break in pieces the chariot, and him that getteth up into it:…
Cross References
Isaiah 8:9
Gather yourselves together, O ye people, and be overcome, and give ear, all ye lands afar off: strengthen yourselves, and be overcome, gird yourselves, and be overcome.

Isaiah 10:5
Woe to the Assyrian, he is the rod and the staff of my anger, and my indignation is in their hands.

Isaiah 10:15
Shall the axe boast itself against him that cutteth with it? or shall the saw exalt itself against him by whom it is drawn? as if a rod should lift itself up against him that lifteth it up, and a staff exalt itself, which is but wood.

Isaiah 41:15
I have made thee as a new thrashing wain, with teeth like a saw: thou shalt thrash the mountains, and break them in pieces: and shalt make the hills as chaff.

Isaiah 41:16
Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away, and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the Lord, in the Holy One of Israel thou shalt be joyful.

Isaiah 45:1
Thus saith the Lord to my anointed Cyrus, whose right hand I have taken hold of, to subdue nations before his face, and to turn the backs of kings, and to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut.

Jeremiah 50:23
How is the hammer of the whole earth broken, and destroyed! how is Babylon turned into a desert among the nations!

Ezekiel 21:31
And I will pour out upon thee my indignation: in the fire of my rage will I blow upon thee, and will give thee into the hands of men that are brutish and contrive thy destruction.

Micah 4:12
And now many nations are gathered together against thee, and they say: Let her be stoned: and let our eye look upon Sion.

Micah 4:13
But they have not known the thoughts of the Lord, and have not understood his counsel: because he hath gathered them together as the hay of the floor.

Nahum 2:1
He is come up that shall destroy before thy face, that shall keep the siege: watch the way, fortify thy loins, strengthen thy power exceedingly.

Zechariah 9:13
Because I have bent Juda for me as a bow, I have filled Ephraim: and I will raise up thy sons, O Sion, above thy sons, O Greece, and I will make thee as the sword of the mighty.

Zechariah 10:4
Out of him shall come forth the corner, out of him the pin, out of him the bow of battle, out of him every exacter together.

Additional Translations
“You are My war club, My weapon for battle. With you I shatter nations; with you I bring kingdoms to ruin.You are my battle ax and weapons of war: for with you will I break in pieces the nations, and with you will I destroy kingdoms;

Thou art my battle-axe and weapons of war: and with thee will I break in pieces the nations; and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

Thou scatterest for me the weapons of war: and I will scatter nations by thee, and will destroy kings by means of thee.

Thou art my maul, [my] weapons of war: and with thee I will break in pieces the nations, and I will with thee destroy kingdoms;

Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: and with thee will I break in pieces the nations; and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

Thou art my battle-ax and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms;

You are my battle axe and weapons of war: and with you will I break in pieces the nations; and with you will I destroy kingdoms;

An axe art thou to me -- weapons of war, And I have broken in pieces by thee nations, And I have destroyed by thee kingdoms,
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