Jeremiah 51:49
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New International Version
"Babylon must fall because of Israel's slain, just as the slain in all the earth have fallen because of Babylon.

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

Darby Bible Translation
As Babylon caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

World English Bible
As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

Young's Literal Translation
Even Babylon is to fall, ye pierced of Israel, Even they of Babylon have fallen, Ye pierced of all the earth.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The heaven and the earth - shall sing for Babylon - Its fall shall be a subject of universal rejoicing.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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...

Library
The Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
The Medes and Cimmerians: Lydia--The conquest of Egypt, of Arabia, and of Elam. As we have already seen, Sennacherib reigned for eight years after his triumph; eight years of tranquillity at home, and of peace with all his neighbours abroad. If we examine the contemporary monuments or the documents of a later period, and attempt to glean from them some details concerning the close of his career, we find that there is a complete absence of any record of national movement on the part of either Elam,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

The Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Revelation 18:24
In her was found the blood of prophets and of God's holy people, of all who have been slaughtered on the earth."

Psalm 137:8
Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction, happy is the one who repays you according to what you have done to us.

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

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