Jeremiah 51:31
Good News Translation
Messenger after messenger runs to tell the king of Babylonia that his city has been broken into from every side.

Contemporary English Version
One messenger after another announces to the king, "Babylon has been captured!

Douay-Rheims Bible
One running post shall meet another, and messenger shall meet messenger: to tell the king of Babylon that his city is taken from one end to the other:

New American Bible
One runner meets another, herald meets herald, Telling the king of Babylon that his entire city has been taken.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

One running post shall meet another, and messenger shall meet messenger: to tell the king of Babylon that his city is taken from one end to the other:

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Jeremiah 4:20 Destruction upon destruction is called for, and all the earth is laid waste: my tents are destroyed on a sudden, and my pavilions in a moment.

Jeremiah 50:24 I have caused thee to fall into a snare, and thou art taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware of it: thou art found and caught, because thou hast provoked the Lord.

1 Samuel 4:12-18 And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Silo the same day, with his clothes rent, and his head strewed with dust. . . .

2 Samuel 18:19-31 And Achimaas the son of Sadoc said: I will run and tell the king, that the Lord hath done judgment for him from the hand of his enemies. . . .

2 Chronicles 30:6 And the posts went with letters by commandment of the king, and his princes, to all Israel and Juda, proclaiming according to the king's orders: Ye children of Israel, turn again to the Lord the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Israel: and he will return to the remnant of you that have escaped the hand of the king of the Assyrians.

Esther 3:13-15 Were sent by the king's messengers to all provinces, to kill and destroy all the Jews, both young and old, little children, and women, in one day, that is, on the thirteenth of the twelfth month, which is called Adar, and to make a spoil of their goods. . . .

Esther 8:10,14 And these letters which were sent in the king's name, were sealed with his ring, and sent by posts: who were to run through all the provinces, to prevent the former letters with new messages. . . .

Job 9:25 My days have been swifter than a post: they have fled away and have not seen good.

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Jeremiah 50:43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands are grown feeble: anguish hath taken hold of him, pangs as a woman in labour.

Isaiah 21:3-9 Therefore are my loins filled with pain, anguish hath taken hold of me, as the anguish of a woman in labour: I fell down at the hearing of it, I was troubled at the seeing of it. . . .

Isaiah 47:11-13 Evil shall come upon thee, and thou shalt not know the rising thereof: and calamity shall fall violently upon thee, which thou canst not keep off: misery shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know. . . .

Daniel 5:2-5,30 And being now drunk, he commanded that they should bring the vessels of gold and silver, which Nabuchodonosor, his father, had brought away out of the temple, that was in Jerusalem, that the king and his nobles, and his wives, and his concubines, might drink in them. . . .

Context
Babylon's Punishment
30The valiant men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have dwelt in holds: their strength hath failed, and they are become as women: her dwelling places are burnt, her bars are broken. 31One running post shall meet another, and messenger shall meet messenger: to tell the king of Babylon that his city is taken from one end to the other:32And that the fords are taken, and the marshes are burnt with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 18:19
And Achimaas the son of Sadoc said: I will run and tell the king, that the Lord hath done judgment for him from the hand of his enemies.

2 Chronicles 30:6
And the posts went with letters by commandment of the king, and his princes, to all Israel and Juda, proclaiming according to the king's orders: Ye children of Israel, turn again to the Lord the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Israel: and he will return to the remnant of you that have escaped the hand of the king of the Assyrians.

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 50:24
I have caused thee to fall into a snare, and thou art taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware of it: thou art found and caught, because thou hast provoked the Lord.

Jeremiah 50:43
The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands are grown feeble: anguish hath taken hold of him, pangs as a woman in labour.

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

Daniel 5:30
The same night Baltasar, the Chaldean king, was slain.

Additional Translations
One courier races to meet another, and messenger follows messenger, to announce to the king of Babylon that his city has been captured from end to end.One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,

One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to met another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:

One shall rush, running to meet another runner, and one shall go with tidings to meet another with tidings, to bring tidings to the king of Babylon, that his city is taken.

Courier runneth to meet courier, and messenger to meet messenger, to announce to the king of Babylon that his city is taken from end to end;

One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:

One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,

One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:

Runner to meet runner doth run, And announcer to meet announcer, To announce to the king of Babylon, For, captured hath been his city -- at the extremity.
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