Jeremiah 51:49
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English Standard Version
Babylon must fall for the slain of Israel, just as for Babylon have fallen the slain of all the earth.

King James Bible
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

American Standard Version
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as Babylon caused that there should fall slain in Israel: so of Babylon there shall fall slain in all the earth.

English Revised Version
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

Webster's Bible Translation
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Description of the fall. The sea that has come over Babylon and covered it with its waves, was taken figuratively, even by the Chaldee paraphrasts, and understood as meaning the hostile army that overwhelms the land with its hosts. Only J. D. Michaelis was inclined to take the words in their proper meaning, and understood them as referring to the inundation of Babylon by the Euphrates in August and in winter. But however true it may be, that, in consequence of the destruction or decay of the great river-walls built by Nebuchadnezzar, the Euphrates may inundate the city of Babylon when it wells into a flood, yet the literal acceptation of the words is unwarranted, for the simple reason that they do not speak of any momentary or temporary inundation, and that, because Babylon is to be covered with water, the cities of Babylonia are to become an arid steppe. The sea is therefore the sea of nations, cf. Jeremiah 46:7; the description reminds us of the destruction of Pharaoh and his host in the Red Sea. On Jeremiah 51:43, cf. Jeremiah 48:9; Jeremiah 49:18, Jeremiah 49:33., Jeremiah 50:12. The suffix in בּהן refers to "her cities;" but the repetition of ארץ is not for that reason wrong, as Graf thinks, but is to be explained on the ground that the cities of Babylonia are compared to a barren land; and the idea is properly this: The cities become an arid country of steppes, a land in whose cities nobody can dwell.

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As Babylon, etc. or, Both Babylon is to fall, O ye slain of Israel and with Babylon shall fall the slain of all the country

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Jeremiah 51:10,11,24,35 The LORD has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God...

Jeremiah 50:11,17,18,29,33,34 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of my heritage, because you are grown fat as the heifer at grass...

Judges 1:7 And Adonibezek said, Three score and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table...

Psalm 137:8,9 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewards you as you have served us...

Matthew 7:2 For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you again.

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

Revelation 18:5,6 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities...

Cross References
Revelation 18:24
And in her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all who have been slain on earth."

Psalm 137:8
O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us!

Jeremiah 50:29
"Summon archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow. Encamp around her; let no one escape. Repay her according to her deeds; do to her according to all that she has done. For she has proudly defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.

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