Jeremiah 51:54
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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
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Clarke'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

Jeremiah 48:3-5 A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction...

Jeremiah 50:22,27,43,46 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction...

Isaiah 13:6-9 Howl you; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty...

Isaiah 15:5 My heart shall cry out for Moab; his fugitives shall flee to Zoar, an heifer of three years old...

Zephaniah 1:10 And it shall come to pass in that day, said the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate...

Revelation 18:17-19 For in one hour so great riches is come to nothing. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors...

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
Isaiah 25:5
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.

Jeremiah 48:3
Cries of anguish arise from Horonaim, cries of great havoc and destruction.

Jeremiah 50:22
The noise of battle is in the land, the noise of great destruction!

Jeremiah 50:46
At the sound of Babylon's capture the earth will tremble; its cry will resound among the nations.

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