New International Version
"The sound of a cry comes from Babylon, the sound of great destruction from the land of the Babylonians.
King James Bible
A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
Darby Bible Translation
The sound of a cry [cometh] from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans;
World English Bible
The sound of a cry from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
Young's Literal Translation
A voice of a cry is from Babylon, And of great destruction from the land of the Chaldean.
Jeremiah 51:54 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though Babylon should mount up to heaven - Though it were fortified even to the skies, it shall fall by the enemies that I will send against it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe 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
and like the heat of the desert. You silence the uproar of foreigners; as heat is reduced by the shadow of a cloud, so the song of the ruthless is stilled.
Cries of anguish arise from Horonaim, cries of great havoc and destruction.
The noise of battle is in the land, the noise of great destruction!
At the sound of Babylon's capture the earth will tremble; its cry will resound among the nations.
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