Jeremiah 51:32
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New American Standard Bible
The fords also have been seized, And they have burned the marshes with fire, And the men of war are terrified.

King James Bible
And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

Darby Bible Translation
and the passages are seized, and the reedy places are burnt with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

World English Bible
and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened.

Young's Literal Translation
And the passages have been captured, And the reeds they have burnt with fire, And the men of war have been troubled.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The passages are stopped - The ferries are seized, occupied. The historians state that when Cyrus captured the city his troops moved down the bed of the river and occupied all these ferries, finding at each of them the gates negligently left open. See the Daniel 5:1 note.

The reeds - literally, the marshes or pools, which formed an important part of the defenses of Babylon, were dried up as completely as a piece of wood would be consumed by fire.

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Library
'As Sodom'
'Zedekiah was one and twenty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Hamutal the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah. 2. And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the Lord, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. 3. For through the anger of the Lord it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. 4. And it came to pass, in the ninth year of his reign,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Isaiah 47:14
"Behold, they have become like stubble, Fire burns them; They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame; There will be no coal to warm by Nor a fire to sit before!

Jeremiah 50:38
"A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they are mad over fearsome idols.

Jeremiah 51:31
One courier runs to meet another, And one messenger to meet another, To tell the king of Babylon That his city has been captured from end to end;

Jeremiah 51:33
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor At the time it is stamped firm; Yet in a little while the time of harvest will come for her."

Jeremiah 52:7
Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled and went forth from the city at night by way of the gate between the two walls which was by the king's garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah.

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