Jeremiah 51:41
Good News Translation
The LORD says about Babylon: "The city that the whole world praised has been captured! What a horrifying sight Babylon has become to the nations!

Contemporary English Version
All nations now praise Babylon, but when it is captured, those same nations will be horrified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How is Sesach taken, and the renowned one of all the earth surprised? How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations?

New American Bible
How she has been seized, taken captive, the glory of the whole world! What a horror Babylon has become among the nations:

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

How is Sesach taken, and the renowned one of all the earth surprised? How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations?

Jeremiah 25:26 And all the kings of the north far and near, every one against his brother: and all the kingdoms of the earth, which are upon the face thereof: and the king of Sesac shall drink after them.

Daniel 5:1-3 Baltasar, the king, made a great feast for a thousand of his nobles: and every one drank according to his age. . . .

the praise

Jeremiah 49:25 How have they forsaken the city of renown, the city of joy!

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 13:19 And that Babylon, glorious among kingdoms, the famous pride of the Chaldeans, shall be even as the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrha.

Isaiah 14:4 Thou shalt take up this parable against the king of Babylon, and shalt say: How is the oppressor come to nothing, the tribute hath ceased?

Daniel 2:38 And all places wherein the children of men, and the beasts of the field do dwell: he hath also given the birds of the air into thy hand, and hath put all things under thy power: thou, therefore, art the head of gold.

Daniel 4:22,30 They shall cast thee out from among men, and thy dwelling shall be with cattle, and with wild beasts, and thou shalt eat grass, as an ox, and shalt be wet with the dew of heaven: and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth over the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. . . .

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

Revelation 18:10-19 Standing afar off for fear of her torments, saying: Alas! alas! that great city, Babylon, that mighty city: for in one hour is thy judgment come. . . .

an astonishment

Jeremiah 51:37 And Babylon shall be reduced to heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an astonishment and a hissing, because there is no inhabitant.

Jeremiah 50:46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard amongst the nations.

Deuteronomy 28:37 And thou shalt be lost, as a proverb and a byword to all people, among whom the Lord shall bring thee in.

2 Chronicles 7:21 And this house shall be for a proverb to all that pass by, and they shall be astonished and say: Why hath the Lord done thus to this land, and to this house?

Ezekiel 27:35 All the inhabitants of the islands are astonished at thee: and all their kings being struck with the storm have changed their countenance.

Context
Babylon's Punishment
40I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, and like rams with kids. 41How is Sesach taken, and the renowned one of all the earth surprised? How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations?42The sea is come up over Babylon : she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 25:26
And all the kings of the north far and near, every one against his brother: and all the kingdoms of the earth, which are upon the face thereof: and the king of Sesac shall drink after them.

Jeremiah 49:25
How have they forsaken the city of renown, the city of joy!

Additional Translations
How Sheshach has been captured! The praise of all the earth has been seized. What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

How has the boast of all the earth been taken and caught in a snare! how has Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth seized! How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

How hath Sheshach been captured, Yea, caught is the praise of the whole earth, How hath Babylon been for an astonishment among nations.
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