Jeremiah 25:14
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New International Version
They themselves will be enslaved by many nations and great kings; I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands."

King James Bible
For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.

Darby Bible Translation
For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.

World English Bible
For many nations and great kings shall make bondservants of them, even of them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.

Young's Literal Translation
For laid service on them -- also them -- have many nations and great kings, and I have given recompence to them according to their doing, and according to the work of their hands.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Many nations and great kings - The Medes and the Persians, under Cyrus; and several princes, his vassals or allies.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Jeremiah 27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until the very time of his land come...

Jeremiah 50:9,41 For, see, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country...

Jeremiah 51:6,27,28 Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity...

Isaiah 14:2 And the people shall take them, and bring them to their place...

Isaiah 45:1-3 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him...

Daniel 5:28 PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Habakkuk 2:8-16 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil you; because of men's blood...

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Jeremiah 50:29-34 Call together the archers against Babylon: all you that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape...

Jeremiah 51:6,20-27,35-41 Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity...

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

Isaiah 66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice of the LORD that renders recompense to his enemies.

Revelation 18:20-24 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; for God has avenged you on her...

Library
Appendix ii. Philo of Alexandria and Rabbinic Theology.
(Ad. vol. i. p. 42, note 4.) In comparing the allegorical Canons of Philo with those of Jewish traditionalism, we think first of all of the seven exegetical canons which are ascribed to Hillel. These bear chiefly the character of logical deductions, and as such were largely applied in the Halakhah. These seven canons were next expanded by R. Ishmael (in the first century) into thirteen, by the analysis of one of them (the 5th) into six, and the addition of this sound exegetical rule, that where two
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Return of the Exiles
The advent of the army of Cyrus before the walls of Babylon was to the Jews a sign that their deliverance from captivity was drawing nigh. More than a century before the birth of Cyrus, Inspiration had mentioned him by name, and had caused a record to be made of the actual work he should do in taking the city of Babylon unawares, and in preparing the way for the release of the children of the captivity. Through Isaiah the word had been spoken: "Thus saith the Lord to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Jeremiah
The interest of the book of Jeremiah is unique. On the one hand, it is our most reliable and elaborate source for the long period of history which it covers; on the other, it presents us with prophecy in its most intensely human phase, manifesting itself through a strangely attractive personality that was subject to like doubts and passions with ourselves. At his call, in 626 B.C., he was young and inexperienced, i. 6, so that he cannot have been born earlier than 650. The political and religious
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Jeremiah 27:7
All nations will serve him and his son and his grandson until the time for his land comes; then many nations and great kings will subjugate him.

Jeremiah 50:9
For I will stir up and bring against Babylon an alliance of great nations from the land of the north. They will take up their positions against her, and from the north she will be captured. Their arrows will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed.

Jeremiah 50:41
"Look! An army is coming from the north; a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.

Jeremiah 51:6
"Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the LORD's vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves.

Jeremiah 51:24
"Before your eyes I will repay Babylon and all who live in Babylonia for all the wrong they have done in Zion," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:27
"Lift up a banner in the land! Blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations for battle against her; summon against her these kingdoms: Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz. Appoint a commander against her; send up horses like a swarm of locusts.

Jeremiah 51:28
Prepare the nations for battle against her-- the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their officials, and all the countries they rule.

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