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From Ben Fronczek... Father’s Day Toolbox

Father’s Day Toolbox

Father’s Day 2012   My Father’s Tools
It is said that “God has ordained 3 great institutions here on this earth: The home, the government, the church. The oldest, and greatest of these institutions is the home. The church is a great institution, but is only as great as its homes. Our nation is great, though it has been far greater, but it is only as great as its churches.   “As the home goes, so goes the church, as the church goes, so goes the nation.”

Through the years, much of the burden of having the right kind of home has been placed on “mother.” But the Bible places most of the burden squarely in the lap of “Dad.”
Dad should be the one to set the moral & spiritual example in the home, and make sure that the Word of God is honored and revered. He should be the one to take lead in spiritual matters, and make sure his children are raised in nurtured to understand the Lord and His ways. They should also impress the importance of faith and church, and charity. Thank God for Christian mothers, some of which have many of these responsibilities fall to them because too many dads have not. But remember, dad will answer to God for it!

It was Joshua who said, “as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” He was the leader of the band.  Eve may have taken that first bite–but God came looking for Adam!
We live in a day in which it is very difficult to be a good man. It is even more difficult to be a good husband. But it is most difficult to be a good Christian dad.
The world has a warped concept of what it means to be a good dad. Just turn on the TV and you’ll know it’s true. Have you noticed that the dad of most TV households is made out to be a buffoon and an idiot? (Like Homer Simpson, or Ray Romano?)

Well, our standard should not be the television but rather the Word of God…
Jesus tells us that everyone builds on some kind of foundation, but not every foundation is a good one. For example, He tells the parable of 2 men who built on different foundations:
 
• A wise man built upon a foundation of rock (God and His Word) and his house stood in the storm
 
• But the foolish man built his house on a foundation of sand and the rain washed it away.
How many times have we gone to our fathers with a problem or project and he had just the right solution? Today I’ve brought a tool box with me full of tools that just may help you to be a better dad, or just a better person. Now this tools are just object lessons for what is really important.

1. The Instruction manual: The first thing we should do is refer to the instruction manual. Following them truly does make life simpler.  And concerning life matter God has provided the greatest instructional manual of all – the Bible. There is no other book like it in all the world. God has given it to us so that we can learn the best way to live. When you come right down to it, when you know how to do something the right way it gives you confidence and faith to take a project on. 

2 Timothy 3:16-17

16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2. Level or Plumb:  These tools are meant to help a carpenter get things on the level or get them true. If you start building something off level or tipped cock-eyed and before you know it you are going to have some big problems. We likewise should do our best to speak the truth and learn the truth in situations. You may have heard it said that there are 3 sides to every story; your side, their side and then, the truth. Years ago I remember the advice of a Christian counselor who told me just like Jesus did, ‘that the truth will set me free,’ (John 8:31) Find out the real truth in any situation and that will be the first step in fixing your problem.    You must also realize that sometimes the truth hurts.

3. Light: It doesn’t matter what you are trying to do, if you don’t have enough light it’s hard to do anything properly. Light dispels darkness. Likewise spiritual light illuminates and helps an individual to know which path to take. Your light can also guide others. 

In Matt. 5:14 Jesus said,

 14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.”

4. Knee Pads: As you know there is no better ways to get things done than to get down on your knees and pray. Paul encourages us to pray without ceasing. It is our spiritual link to our heavenly father.  It’s a lot like this (show them an extension cord.)
As long as we stay plugged in to our heavenly Father we will have the energy to do what we have to do. (Pray for wisdom, understanding, patience, not to fall into temptation…)

5. Wrench or screwdriver : Sometimes you just need to turn things around. (that’s what repentance is all about – turning around!)   Many times we need to turn or convince others to turn their life around

6. Knife, chisel, or saw:  Or sometime you need to cut things away or cut things out.  We all have those defects that we need to get rid of. (Lying, cheating, foul mouth, all kinds of evil.  Sand Paper is good to smooth off the rough edges. (Where harsh words only exasperate or upset another)

7. Funnel: Sometimes you need a funnel to help you pour good things into others like God’s wisdom and instruction, encouragement,  sometime even a concerned rebuke.

8. There are times when you feel like to need a torch to melt some hearts. How do we do this? By having courage to be honest and confront sometimes with tough love)

9. Rubber mallet; and then there are other times.. well you get the idea. (discipline)  It always should be a Godly discipline.

10. This something you will use a lot, a putty knife to smooth things over. (forgiving)

11. Jumper Cables:  You might need these to jump start someone. Love and encouragement work better than any set wires. (We may even be talking about tuff love)

12. Clamps or duct tape are good for holding two close together, but arms are meant for hugging. And there is nothing like a hug to give comfort to another.

13. Glue is meant to bond things permanently together; but so does love, dedication and commitment. ‘

14. Hand Cleaner and rags; we all make messes that we need to clean up. Learning to be humble and learning to say I’m sorry works even better when dealing with relationships.  We also need to show others how Jesus can really clean up our life.

Even though today is Father’s Day, and dads are the ones that usually use these kind of tools, they are something we should all be using in a spiritual way.
All these implements require the individual getting personally involved. And getting involve in others lives in a positive way is about the most important thing you can do with your own life.
Over and over we read how Our Heavenly Father expressed His own love for us. No He did not use hand tools such as these, but He showed us His love,  - He showed us the way the truth and the life.

- He does His best to melt our heart and turn us around for our own good.

- He is willing to cut away the imperfections in our life and smooth off the ruff edges.

- He wants to pour His wisdom and good instruction into us.

- And rather than taking a rubber mallet to the side of our head, He would rather jump start us with encouragement, love and the hug of someone who really cares for you.

- He did not clean us with a detergent or hand cleaner, rather out of love He cleansed us by the blood of His Son.

When Jesus washed the feet of His disciples He finished up by telling them this in John 13:12-17,  

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. 15 I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. 16 I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. 17 Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”

Learn from our Father’s example, learn to use these tools, and take time to Love one another.
For more lessons click on the following link: http://granvillenychurchofchrist.org/?page_id=566

From Jim McGuiggan... DEATH OF A TYRANT

DEATH OF A TYRANT


The ancient Greeks told stories of Sisyphus, the cunning founder of Corinth. For making fools of the gods of the underworld he was punished to labor at a hopeless task. He was to roll a huge block of granite up a high, very steep hill and roll it down the other side. Each time he got the huge stone to the pinnacle his strength was gone and it rolled back down to the bottom. It wasn't just the effort that bathed him in sweat and exhausted him completely that made the punishment intolerable, it was the 'almost but never' aspect of it. Had he believed, without doubt, that it was beyond him, the torment wouldn't have been so exquisite but coupled with the endless failure was the conviction that this time he could manage it.

Exodus 14 tells of Israel trapped between the Red Sea and the most powerful army in the world, between an insurmountable obstacle to freedom and pitiless tyranny. In response to their despairing protests Moses assures them God will deliver them. “You see these Egyptians?” asked God (14:13), “you will see them again no more, for ever!” The waters opened up for Israel and closed to bury forever the army of their bitter oppressor. The text tells us that Israel looked at the dead bodies of their once feared tormentors and believed in God and Moses. Finally! Those who picked their bones clean, those who bled them white were dead! 'You will never see them again' said God. Whatever they had to face in years ahead-this battle was won and it would remain as a prophecy, a promise that nothing was beyond their hope!

Years of torture and generations of humiliation—ended. How many rebellions had been planned and come to nothing? How often had they turned their eyes heavenward in despair? The hope born in youth would often die in old age. Optimism and cheerfulness would have been replaced in a nation's heart by grim submission and a sullen endurance. Then with such speed and finality the tyranny was obliterated and the years of bondage were forgotten in the joy of liberty as they gaped on the corpses of their oppressors on the shores of the Sea (Exodus 14:30).

And has "the Exodus" no message for the world at large? Is there any aspect of biblical teaching more eagerly sought than the message that the God of all the earth hates oppression, punishes oppressors, takes note of the weeping of the poor and exploited? That the Lord of all the earth will right all wrongs? Israel wasn't just lucky that their God happened to hate cruelty and felt the pain of the defenseless. No, Israel's God is the God of all humans and they all need to hear that he is as opposed to their tormentors as he was to Israel's! This is the one true God we must take to the nations of the world who (often in desperation) have turned their eyes to lifeless idols or dark and savage deities.

Well bred and well fed secularists sneer at a message which has become too familiar to them but which has laid the foundations of their freedom and prosperity. Theologian Clark Pinnock protests that we in the West allow the bored and argumentative secularists to set the agenda for our proclamation while multiplied millions of bewildered people are eager and need to hear about the true God who delivers the oppressed from the clutches of their enemies (see Psalm 10). Since secularists thrust the message from them, we turn to the rest of the world and (maybe) they will hear.

But the message of the Exodus is not only for brutalized nations and communities; it has a word of assurance and hope for all who suffer under tyranny of any sort. Too many of us have lived under a tyranny of a personal nature. Uncleanness, bitterness, drunkenness, greed, gossip, arrogance, immorality, self righteousness. To be endlessly assured that we were forgiven was grand but not nearly enough. Years ago we became captives. So long ago, perhaps, that we can't remember when we knew what freedom was. There was never a doubt in our minds that it was slavery and there never was a time when we didn't long to be free but endless rebellions, countless uprisings against the dictator came to nothing, hope died and we were left with gloomy views of the future; a future in which we saw ourselves as old men and old women still in the clutches of a cruel parasite. When we came to see it as that, life became grim submission, a joyless patience; better than nothing, of course, but so far beneath the life in which the soul dares to  believe that the tyrant can and will die.

Then one day it happened. For some of us the calendar could be marked because on that day our Redeemer arrived, not silently and in secret but as though with a mighty rush of water and we saw the enemy dead and lying all around us. For many of us the passage from death to life, from slavery to liberty, from shame and humiliation to honour, happened without our noticing it and the tyrants we saw in former days passed away. We saw them again no more. Whatever the future was to hold, whatever tyrant we were to face-we'd see that slave-lord never again for ever. (I don't believe every person is enslaved to a particular besetting sin that is of life-destroying proportions but I believe that every person—no exceptions—is in dire need of saving and keeping grace. I believe that every person—no exceptions—can be humbled by a tyrant and I believe that there are those who haven't yet seen their bondage. Comparing themselves with themselves they're blinded by their own glory. I believe that God is anxious to deliver hosts of us not from particular and grievous wickedness but from pathetic lives, shallow views and trivial pursuits. But it's mainly for those who struggle with evils that single them out, evils that make others doubt the genuineness of their discipleship, evils that cause even themselves to doubt their longing for a holy freedom—it's for those these words are especially aimed.)

The healing of others must not be viewed as one more nail in your coffin but as another prophecy, another assurance that tyranny will die. That God will not allow his child to vanish without rescue. Your day is coming. Your name is not Sisyphus. Those who have never known a deep, enduring and awful struggle can still sympathize and are praying you on. Those who have finally found God's redeemer in a friend, a husband, a wife, a child, a parent, a doctor and now know the joy of liberation, they are urging you on. One day God looking out of heaven will hear you, out of the darkness of your own crucifixion, taking on your lips the words his own Son had on his: 'It is finished!'

Finished the power and lure of the evil, finished the shame and humiliation of it, the bird has escaped the snare and the tyrant is dead!

[I borrowed most of this from my HEADING HOME WITH GOD [Weaver Publications, check home page on books and how to order.]

©2004 Jim McGuiggan. All materials are free to be copied and used as long as money is not being made.

Many thanks to brother Ed Healy, for allowing me to post from his website, the abiding word.com.

From Mark Copeland... Paul's Concern For His Brethren (1 Thessalonians 3:1-10)

               "THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS"

               Paul's Concern For His Brethren (3:1-10)

INTRODUCTION

1. It is evident from this epistle that Paul loved his brethren...
   a. In their presence, he treated them like a nursing mother and
      exhorted them like a caring father - 1Th 2:7,11
   b. When absent from them, he longed to see them time and again 
      - 1Th 2:17-18

2. His concern for them is also evident as we continue our study of
   this epistle...
   a. As we notice his anxiety over their faith - 1Th 3:1-5
   b. As we read of his joy in hearing of their steadfastness - 1Th 3:6-10

3. What of our concern for one another?  Are we troubled at all over
   the spiritual welfare of our  brethren?

[As we take a closer look at "Paul's Concern For His Brethren", perhaps
there are things to be learned that will ensure we have a proper
concern for one another as well...]

I. PAUL'S CONCERN FOR HIS BRETHREN

   A. IMPLIED BY HIS ANXIETY...
      1. Paul was concerned about how they were holding up under
         tribulation - 1Th 3:1-4
         a. He did not want them to be shaken by them
         b. He had even warned them when he was still with them
      2. Paul was concerned about their faith - 1Th 3:5
         a. He was afraid that the tempter (Satan) might have tempted 
            them
         b. He was fearful that his labor might have been in vain
            1) A concern expressed for churches in Galatia - Ga 4:11
            2) A concern expressed for brethren at Philippi - Php 2:16
      -- Note:  if the doctrine "once saved, always saved" were true, 
         why did Paul worry?

   B. INSINUATED BY HIS HELP...
      1. He sent Timothy, at expense to himself - 1Th 3:1-2
         a. It meant being left in Athens alone
         b. It meant being without the aid of a brother, a minister of 
            God and fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ
      2. He sent Timothy for two reasons - 1Th 3:2,5
         a. To establish and encourage them in their faith
         b. To learn of the condition of their faith
      -- Note again:  if the doctrine "once saved, always saved" were 
         true, why the need to hinder the work at Athens by sending 
         Timothy back to Thessalonica?

   C. INDICATED BY HIS JOY...
      1. Timothy had now returned with good news - 1Th 3:6
         a. About their faith and love
         b. About their good remembrance of Paul
         c. About their great desire to see Paul
      2. Paul's reaction to this news - 1Th 3:7-9
         a. Comforted in his own affliction and distress by their faith
         b. Made to really live by their steadfastness
         c. Rejoicing with thankfulness for their condition before God

   D. ILLUSTRATED BY HIS PRAYERS...
      1. Note the frequency of his prayers for them - 1Th 3:10
         a. Praying night and day
         b. Praying exceedingly
      2. Note the content of his prayers for them - 1Th 3:10
         a. To see their face once again
         b. To perfect what is lacking in their faith

[Paul's concern for his brethren is certainly evidenced by his anxiety,
his help, his joy, and his prayers.  To provoke our thinking, let us
now examine whether there is evidence of...]

II. OUR CONCERN FOR OUR BRETHREN

   A. DO WE HAVE ANY ANXIETY...?
      1. Are we concerned about the welfare of our brethren, especially 
         the weak?
      2. Have we noticed their absence, does it not trouble us?
      -- Do we act as though we believed in the doctrine "once saved,
         always saved"?

   B. DO WE EXTEND ANY HELP...?
      1. Have we made an effort to call, write, or in some way contact
         them?
      2. Are we helping by setting a good example with our own service 
         and attendance?
      3. Are we doing what we can to establish and encourage them in 
         the faith?
      -- Paul was willing to make personal sacrifices to provide help 
         for his brethren, are we?

   C. DO WE EXPERIENCE ANY JOY...?  
      1. Are we moved at all when we see a brother or sister restored 
         to the Lord?
      2. Do we have any joy when we see them returned to our midst?
      3. Can we say with Paul, "For now we live, if you stand fast in 
         the Lord"?
      -- Our reaction to seeing brethren who are weak make an effort
         reveals much about our level of concern for them

   D. DO WE OFFER ANY PRAYERS...?
      1. Prayers of thanks when we hear or see evidence of their
         faithfulness?
      2. Prayers to see them and perfect what is lacking in their 
         faith?
      -- Paul prayed exceedingly, night and day...how often do we pray 
         for those who are weak or experiencing trials?

CONCLUSION

1. Much joy comes from seeing the faithfulness and steadfastness of
   other Christians...
   a. Paul was comforted in his own afflictions by their faith - 1Th 3:7
   b. He was "alive" because of their steadfastness - 1Th 3:8
   c. He was filled with thanksgiving for the joy that came from seeing
      their faith - 1Th 3:9
   -- The apostle John could relate to this joy of which Paul wrote 
      - cf. 3Jn 3-4

2. To experience such joy, we need to have concern for our brethren...
   a. Enough concern to be anxious over their condition
   b. Enough concern to do something about it
   -- Perhaps "Paul's Concern For His Brethren" might spark our own
      concern!

Without concern for our brethren, there is the very real danger of our
labor being in vain.  May our concern for our brethren be such that
when we hear of their faithfulness we too can say:

     "For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord." (1Th 3:8)

Executable Outlines, Copyright © Mark A. Copeland, 2011

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study November 25







Bible Reading and Study   


November 25


The World English Bible




Nov. 25
Jeremiah 50-52

Jer 50:1 The word that Yahweh spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet.
Jer 50:2 Declare you among the nations and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and don't conceal: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is disappointed, Merodach is dismayed; her images are disappointed, her idols are dismayed.
Jer 50:3 For out of the north there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they are fled, they are gone, both man and animal.
Jer 50:4 In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Yahweh their God.
Jer 50:5 They shall inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, saying, Come you, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten.
Jer 50:6 My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.
Jer 50:7 All who found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said, We are not guilty, because they have sinned against Yahweh, the habitation of righteousness, even Yahweh, the hope of their fathers.
Jer 50:8 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats before the flocks.
Jer 50:9 For, behold, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain.
Jer 50:10 Chaldea shall be a prey: all who prey on her shall be satisfied, says Yahweh.
Jer 50:11 Because you are glad, because you rejoice, O you who plunder my heritage, because you are wanton as a heifer that treads out the grain, and neigh as strong horses;
Jer 50:12 your mother shall be utterly disappointed; she who bore you shall be confounded: behold, she shall be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
Jer 50:13 Because of the wrath of Yahweh she shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate: everyone who goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
Jer 50:14 Set yourselves in array against Babylon all around, all you who bend the bow; shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against Yahweh.
Jer 50:15 Shout against her all around: she has submitted herself; her bulwarks are fallen, her walls are thrown down; for it is the vengeance of Yahweh: take vengeance on her; as she has done, do to her.
Jer 50:16 Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him who handles the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn everyone to his people, and they shall flee everyone to his own land.
Jer 50:17 Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first, the king of Assyria devoured him; and now at last Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.
Jer 50:18 Therefore thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
Jer 50:19 I will bring Israel again to his pasture, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and in Gilead.
Jer 50:20 In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant.
Jer 50:21 Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: kill and utterly destroy after them, says Yahweh, and do according to all that I have commanded you.
Jer 50:22 A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
Jer 50:23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut apart and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Jer 50:24 I have laid a snare for you, and you are also taken, Babylon, and you weren't aware: you are found, and also caught, because you have striven against Yahweh.
Jer 50:25 Yahweh has opened his armory, and has brought forth the weapons of his indignation; for the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, has a work to do in the land of the Chaldeans.
Jer 50:26 Come against her from the utmost border; open her storehouses; cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly; let nothing of her be left.
Jer 50:27 Kill all her bulls; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
Jer 50:28 The voice of those who flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of Yahweh our God, the vengeance of his temple.
Jer 50:29 Call together the archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow; encamp against her all around; let none of it escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against Yahweh, against the Holy One of Israel.
Jer 50:30 Therefore shall her young men fall in her streets, and all her men of war shall be brought to silence in that day, says Yahweh.
Jer 50:31 Behold, I am against you, you proud one, says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies; for your day is come, the time that I will visit you.
Jer 50:32 The proud one shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all who are around him.
Jer 50:33 Thus says Yahweh of Armies: The children of Israel and the children of Judah are oppressed together; and all who took them captive hold them fast; they refuse to let them go.
Jer 50:34 Their Redeemer is strong; Yahweh of Armies is his name: he will thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Jer 50:35 A sword is on the Chaldeans, says Yahweh, and on the inhabitants of Babylon, and on her princes, and on her wise men.
Jer 50:36 A sword is on the boasters, and they shall become fools; a sword is on her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.
Jer 50:37 A sword is on their horses, and on their chariots, and on all the mixed people who are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is on her treasures, and they shall be robbed.
Jer 50:38 A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.
Jer 50:39 Therefore the wild animals of the desert with the wolves shall dwell there, and the ostriches shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited forever; neither shall it be lived in from generation to generation.
Jer 50:40 As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities of it, says Yahweh, so shall no man dwell there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein.
Jer 50:41 Behold, a people comes from the north; and a great nation and many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
Jer 50:42 They lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride on horses, everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Babylon.
Jer 50:43 The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
Jer 50:44 Behold, the enemy shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd who can stand before me?
Jer 50:45 Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh, that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely they shall drag them away, even the little ones of the flock; surely he shall make their habitation desolate over them.
Jer 50:46 At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles, and the cry is heard among the nations.
Jer 51:1 Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against those who dwell in Lebkamai, a destroying wind.
Jer 51:2 I will send to Babylon strangers, who shall winnow her; and they shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her around.
Jer 51:3 Against him who bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him who lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don't you spare her young men; destroy you utterly all her army.
Jer 51:4 They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, and thrust through in her streets.
Jer 51:5 For Israel is not forsaken, nor Judah, of his God, of Yahweh of Armies; though their land is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.
Jer 51:6 Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and save every man his life; don't be cut off in her iniquity: for it is the time of Yahweh's vengeance; he will render to her a recompense.
Jer 51:7 Babylon has been a golden cup in Yahweh's hand, who made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Jer 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Jer 51:9 We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go everyone into his own country; for her judgment reaches to heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
Jer 51:10 Yahweh has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of Yahweh our God.
Jer 51:11 Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: Yahweh has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Yahweh, the vengeance of his temple.
Jer 51:12 Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for Yahweh has both purposed and done that which he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
Jer 51:13 You who dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, the measure of your covetousness.
Jer 51:14 Yahweh of Armies has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with the canker worm; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
Jer 51:15 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:
Jer 51:16 when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightning for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries.
Jer 51:17 Every man is become brutish and is without knowledge; every goldsmith is disappointed by his image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Jer 51:18 They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Jer 51:19 The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the tribe of his inheritance: Yahweh of Armies is his name.
Jer 51:20 You are my battle axe and weapons of war: and with you will I break in pieces the nations; and with you will I destroy kingdoms;
Jer 51:21 and with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider;
Jer 51:22 and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and him who rides therein; and with you will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces the old man and the youth; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the virgin;
Jer 51:23 and with you will I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen; and with you will I break in pieces governors and deputies.
Jer 51:24 I will render to Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, says Yahweh.
Jer 51:25 Behold, I am against you, destroying mountain, says Yahweh, which destroys all the earth; and I will stretch out my hand on you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burnt mountain.
Jer 51:26 They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, says Yahweh.
Jer 51:27 Set up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker worm.
Jer 51:28 Prepare against her the nations, the kings of the Medes, its governors, and all its deputies, and all the land of their dominion.
Jer 51:29 The land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of Yahweh against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.
Jer 51:30 The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their might has failed; they are become as women: her dwelling places are set on fire; her bars are broken.
Jer 51:31 One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:
Jer 51:32 and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened.
Jer 51:33 For thus says Yahweh of Armies, the God of Israel: The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it is trodden; yet a little while, and the time of harvest shall come for her.
Jer 51:34 Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out.
Jer 51:35 The violence done to me and to my flesh be on Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and, My blood be on the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
Jer 51:36 Therefore thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry.
Jer 51:37 Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.
Jer 51:38 They shall roar together like young lions; they shall growl as lions' cubs.
Jer 51:39 When they are heated, I will make their feast, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says Yahweh.
Jer 51:40 I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.
Jer 51:41 How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
Jer 51:42 The sea is come up on Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of its waves.
Jer 51:43 Her cities are become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass thereby.
Jer 51:44 I will execute judgment on Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up; and the nations shall not flow any more to him: yes, the wall of Babylon shall fall.
Jer 51:45 My people, go you out of the midst of her, and save yourselves every man from the fierce anger of Yahweh.
Jer 51:46 Don't let your heart faint, neither fear for the news that shall be heard in the land; for news shall come one year, and after that in another year shall come news, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
Jer 51:47 Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will execute judgment on the engraved images of Babylon; and her whole land shall be confounded; and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
Jer 51:48 Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for joy over Babylon; for the destroyers shall come to her from the north, says Yahweh.
Jer 51:49 As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.
Jer 51:50 You who have escaped the sword, go you, don't stand still; remember Yahweh from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.
Jer 51:51 We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Yahweh's house.
Jer 51:52 Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will execute judgment on her engraved images; and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
Jer 51:53 Though Babylon should mount up to the sky, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall destroyers come to her, says Yahweh.
Jer 51:54 The sound of a cry from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
Jer 51:55 For Yahweh lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered:
Jer 51:56 for the destroyer is come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Yahweh is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite.
Jer 51:57 I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake up, says the King, whose name is Yahweh of Armies.
Jer 51:58 Thus says Yahweh of Armies: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary.
Jer 51:59 The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was chief quartermaster.
Jer 51:60 Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come on Babylon, even all these words that are written concerning Babylon.
Jer 51:61 Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words,
Jer 51:62 and say, Yahweh, you have spoken concerning this place, to cut it off, that none shall dwell therein, neither man nor animal, but that it shall be desolate forever.
Jer 51:63 It shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates:
Jer 51:64 and you shall say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise again because of the evil that I will bring on her; and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
Jer 52:1 Zedekiah was twenty-one 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.
Jer 52:2 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
Jer 52:3 For through the anger of Yahweh did it happen in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
Jer 52:4 It happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it; and they built forts against it round about.
Jer 52:5 So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
Jer 52:6 In the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
Jer 52:7 Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were against the city all around;) and they went toward the Arabah.
Jer 52:8 But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
Jer 52:9 Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; and he gave judgment on him.
Jer 52:10 The king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he killed also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
Jer 52:11 He put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in fetters, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison until the day of his death.
Jer 52:12 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, who stood before the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem:
Jer 52:13 and he burned the house of Yahweh, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great house, burned he with fire.
Jer 52:14 All the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down all the walls of Jerusalem all around.
Jer 52:15 Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the poorest of the people, and the residue of the people who were left in the city, and those who fell away, who fell to the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude.
Jer 52:16 But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vineyard keepers and farmers.
Jer 52:17 The pillars of brass that were in the house of Yahweh, and the bases and the bronze sea that were in the house of Yahweh, did the Chaldeans break in pieces, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.
Jer 52:18 The pots also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass with which they ministered, took they away.
Jer 52:19 The cups, and the fire pans, and the basins, and the pots, and the lampstands, and the spoons, and the bowls--that which was of gold, in gold, and that which was of silver, in silver,--the captain of the guard took away.
Jer 52:20 The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve bronze bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made for the house of Yahweh. The brass of all these vessels was without weight.
Jer 52:21 As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and its thickness was four fingers: it was hollow.
Jer 52:22 A capital of brass was on it; and the height of the one capital was five cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital all around, all of brass: and the second pillar also had like these, and pomegranates.
Jer 52:23 There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; all the pomegranates were one hundred on the network all around.
Jer 52:24 The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
Jer 52:25 and out of the city he took an officer who was set over the men of war; and seven men of those who saw the king's face, who were found in the city; and the scribe of the captain of the army, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the midst of the city.
Jer 52:26 Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
Jer 52:27 The king of Babylon struck them, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away captive out of his land.
Jer 52:28 This is the people whom Nebuchadnezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand twenty-three Jews;
Jer 52:29 in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty-two persons;
Jer 52:30 in the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty-five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
Jer 52:31 It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon, in the first year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;
Jer 52:32 and he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon,
Jer 52:33 and changed his prison garments. Jehoiachin ate bread before him continually all the days of his life:
Jer 52:34 and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him by the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life. 



 
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Jeremiah
 
Jeremiah 50 1
The word that Yahweh spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans, by Jeremiah the prophet.
The word that Jehovah spoke concerning Babylon, concerning the land of the Chaldeans,
through Jeremiah the prophet.
The word that Jehovah hath spoken concerning Babylon, concerning the land of
the Chaldeans, by the hand of Jeremiah the prophet:
Jeremiah 50 2
Declare you among the nations and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and don`t conceal: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed; her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.
Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and lift up a banner; publish, conceal not!
Say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed: her images are put to
shame, her idols are dismayed.
`Declare ye among nations, and sound, And lift up an ensign, sound, do not hide,
Say ye: Captured hath been Babylon, Put to shame hath been Bel, Broken hath been
Merodach, Put to shame have been her grievous things, Broken have been her
idols.
Jeremiah 50 3
For out of the north there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they are fled, they are gone, both man and animal.
For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land
desolate, and none shall dwell therein: both man and beast are fled; they are gone.
For come up against her hath a nation from the north, It maketh her land become
a desolation, And there is not an inhabitant in it. From man even unto beast, They
have moved, they have gone.
Jeremiah 50 4
In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Yahweh their God.
In those days, and at that time, saith Jehovah, the children of Israel shall come, they and
the children of Judah together, going and weeping as they go, and shall seek Jehovah
their God.
In those days, and at that time, An affirmation of Jehovah, Come in do sons of
Israel, They and sons of Judah together, Going on and weeping they go, And
Jehovah their God they seek.
Jeremiah 50 5
They shall inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, [saying], Come you, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten.
They shall inquire concerning Zion, with their faces thitherward, [saying,] Come, and let
us join ourselves to Jehovah, in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten.
[To] Zion they ask the way, Thitherward [are] their faces: Come in, and we are
joined unto Jehovah, A covenant age-during -- not forgotten.
Jeremiah 50 6
My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray; they have turned them away on the mountains; they have gone from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting-place.
My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they turned
them away on the mountains: they went from mountain to hill, they forgot their resting-
place.
A perishing flock hath My people been, Their shepherds have caused them to err,
[To] the mountains causing them to go back, From mountain unto hill they have
gone, They have forgotten their crouching-place.
Jeremiah 50 7
All who found them have devoured them; and their adversaries said, We are not guilty, because they have sinned against Yahweh, the habitation of righteousness, even Yahweh, the hope of their fathers.
All that found them devoured them, and their adversaries said, We are not guilty,
because they have sinned against Jehovah, the habitation of righteousness, even Jehovah,
the hope of their fathers.
All finding them have devoured them, And their adversaries have said: We are not
guilty, Because that they sinned against Jehovah, The habitation of righteousness, And the hope of their fathers -- Jehovah.
Jeremiah 50 8
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats before the flocks.
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as
the he-goats before the flock.
Move ye from the midst of Babylon, And from the land of the Chaldeans go out. And
be as he-goats before a flock.
Jeremiah 50 9
For, behold, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain.
For behold, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon, an assemblage of great
nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her: from
thence shall she be taken. Their arrows shall be as those of a mighty expert man: none
shall return empty.
For, lo, I am stirring up, And am causing to come up against Babylon, An assembly
of great nations from a land of the north, And they have set in array against her,
From thence she is captured, Its arrow -- as a skilful hero -- returneth not empty,
Jeremiah 50 10
Chaldea shall be a prey: all who prey on her shall be satisfied, says Yahweh.
And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all the spoilers thereof shall be satiated, saith Jehovah.
And Chaldea hath been for a spoil, All her spoilers are satisfied, An affirmation of
Jehovah.
Jeremiah 50 11
Because you are glad, because you rejoice, O you who plunder my heritage, because you are wanton as a heifer that treads out [the grain], and neigh as strong horses;
For ye rejoiced, for ye triumphed, ye plunderers of my heritage; for ye have been wanton
as the heifer at grass, and neighed as steeds.
Because thou rejoicest, because thou exultest, O spoilers of Mine inheritance,
Because thou increasest as a heifer [at] the tender grass, And dost cry aloud as
bulls,
Jeremiah 50 12
your mother shall be utterly put to shame; she who bore you shall be confounded: behold, she shall be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.
Your mother hath been sorely put to shame; she that bore you hath been covered with
reproach: behold, [she is become] hindmost of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a
desert.
Ashamed hath been your mother greatly, Confounded hath she been that bare you,
Lo, the hindermost of nations [is] a wilderness, A dry land, and a desert.
Jeremiah 50 13
Because of the wrath of Yahweh she shall not be inhabited, but she shall be wholly desolate: everyone who goes by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues.
Because of the wrath of Jehovah, it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate;
every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and shall hiss, because of all her
plagues.
Because of the wrath of Jehovah it is not inhabited, And it hath been a desolation -
- all of it. Every passer by at Babylon is astonished, And doth hiss because of all
her plagues.
Jeremiah 50 14
Set yourselves in array against Babylon round about, all you who bend the bow; shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she has sinned against Yahweh.
Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about, all ye that bend the bow; shoot at
her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against Jehovah.
Set yourselves in array against Babylon round about, All ye treading a bow, Shoot
at her, have no pity on the arrow, For against Jehovah she hath sinned.
Jeremiah 50 15
Shout against her round about: she has submitted herself; her bulwarks are fallen, her walls are thrown down; for it is the vengeance of Yahweh: take vengeance on her; as she has done, do to her.
Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand; her ramparts are fallen, her
walls are thrown down: for this is the vengeance of Jehovah. Take vengeance upon her; as
she hath done, do unto her.
Shout against her round about, She hath given forth her hand, Fallen have her
foundations, Thrown down have been her walls, For it [is] the vengeance of
Jehovah, Be avenged of her, as she did -- do ye to her.
Jeremiah 50 16
Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him who handles the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn everyone to his people, and they shall flee everyone to his own land.
Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest.
For fear of the oppressing sword let them turn every one to his people, and let them flee
every one to his own land.
Cut off the sower from Babylon, And him handling the sickle in the time of
harvest, Because of the oppressing sword, Each unto his people -- they turn, And
each to his land -- they flee.
Jeremiah 50 17
Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first, the king of Assyria devoured him; and now at last Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.
Israel is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria
devoured him, and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones.
A scattered sheep is Israel, lions have driven away, At first, devour him did the king of Asshur, And now, at last, broken his bone Hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.
Jeremiah 50 18
Therefore thus says Yahweh of Hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will visit the king of
Babylon and his land, like as I have visited the king of Assyria.
Therefore thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel: Lo, I am seeing after the king of
Babylon, And after his land, As I have seen after the king of Asshur;
Jeremiah 50 19
I will bring Israel again to his pasture, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and in Gilead.
And I will bring Israel again to his pasture, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and
his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and in Gilead.
And I have brought back Israel unto his habitation, And he hath fed on Carmel,
and on Bashan. And in mount Ephraim, and on Gilead is his soul satisfied.
Jeremiah 50 20
In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I leave as a remnant.
In those days, and at that time, saith Jehovah, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for,
and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will
pardon those whom I leave remaining.
In those days, and at that time, An affirmation of Jehovah, Sought is the iniquity
of Israel, and it is not, And the sin of Judah, and it is not found, For I am propitious to those whom I leave!
Jeremiah 50 21
Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: kill and utterly destroy after them, says Yahweh, and do according to all that I have commanded you.
Go up against the land of double rebellion, against it, and against the inhabitants of
visitation; waste and utterly destroy after them, saith Jehovah, and do according to all
that I have commanded thee.
Against the land of Merathaim: Go up against it, and unto the inhabitants of
Pekod, Waste and devote their posterity, An affirmation of Jehovah, And do
according to all that I have commanded thee.
Jeremiah 50 22
A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
A sound of battle is in the land, and great destruction.
A noise of battle [is] in the land, and of great destruction.
Jeremiah 50 23
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut apart and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!
How hath it been cut and broken, The hammer of the whole earth! How hath
Babylon been for a desolation among nations!
Jeremiah 50 24
I have laid a snare for you, and you are also taken, Babylon, and you weren`t aware: you are found, and also caught, because you have striven against Yahweh.
I have laid a snare for thee, and thou, Babylon, art also taken, and thou wast not aware;
thou art found, and also caught, for thou hast contended with Jehovah.
I have laid a snare for thee, And also -- thou art captured, O Babylon, And thou --
thou hast known, Thou hast been found, and also art caught, For against Jehovah
thou hast stirred thyself up.
Jeremiah 50 25
Yahweh has opened his armory, and has brought forth the weapons of his indignation; for the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts, has a work [to do] in the land of the Chaldeans.
Jehovah hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his
indignation; for this is a work for the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, in the land of the Chaldeans.
Jehovah hath opened His treasury, And He bringeth out the weapons of His indignation, For a work [is] to the Lord Jehovah of Hosts, In the land of the Chaldeans.
Jeremiah 50 26
Come against her from the utmost border; open her store-houses; cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly; let nothing of her be left.
Come ye against her from every quarter, open her storehouses; pile her up like sheaves,
and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left.
Come ye in to her from the extremity, Open ye her storehouses, Raise her up as
heaps, and devote her, Let her have no remnant.
Jeremiah 50 27
Kill all her bulls; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is
come, the time of their visitation.
Slay all her kine, they go down to slaughter, Wo [is] on them, for come hath their
day, The time of their inspection.
Jeremiah 50 28
The voice of those who flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the
vengeance of Yahweh our God, the vengeance of his temple.
The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the
vengeance of Jehovah our God, the vengeance of his temple.
A voice of fugitives and escaped ones [Is] from the land of Babylon, To declare in
Zion the vengeance of Jehovah our God, The vengeance of His temple.
Jeremiah 50 29
Call together the archers against Babylon, all those who bend the bow; encamp against her round about; let none of it escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she has done, do to her; for she has been proud against Yahweh, against the Holy One of Israel.
Call together the archers against Babylon, all those that bend the bow: encamp against
her round about; let there be no escaping: recompense her according to her work;
according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath acted proudly against
Jehovah, against the Holy One of Israel.
Summon unto Babylon archers, all treading the bow, Encamp against her round
about, Let [her] have no escape; Recompense to her according to her work,
According to all that she did -- do to her, For unto Jehovah she hath been proud,
Unto the Holy One of Israel.
Jeremiah 50 30
Therefore shall her young men fall in her streets, and all her men of war shall be brought to silence in that day, says Yahweh.
Therefore shall her young men fall in her streets; and all her men of war shall be cut off
in that day, saith Jehovah.
Therefore fall do her young men in her broad places, And all her men of war are
cut off in that day, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 50 31
Behold, I am against you, you proud one, says the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts; for your day is come, the time that I will visit you.
Behold, I am against thee, proud one, saith the Lord Jehovah of hosts; for thy day is come,
the time that I visit thee:
Lo, I [am] against thee, O pride, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah of Hosts, For
thy day hath come, the time of thy inspection.
Jeremiah 50 32
The proud one shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all who are round about him.
and the proud one shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up; yea, I will kindle a
fire in his cities, and it shall devour all that are round about him.
And stumbled hath pride, And he hath fallen, and hath no raiser up, And I have
kindled a fire in his cities, And it hath devoured all round about him.
Jeremiah 50 33
Thus says Yahweh of hosts: The children of Israel and the children of Judah are oppressed
together; and all who took them captive hold them fast; they refuse to let them go.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The children of Israel and the children of Judah were
together oppressed; and all that took them captives held them fast: they refused to let
them go.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Oppressed are the sons of Israel, And the sons of Judah
together, And all their captors have kept hold on them, They have refused to send
them away.
Jeremiah 50 34
Their Redeemer is strong; Yahweh of Hosts is his name: he will thoroughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the earth, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Their Redeemer is strong; Jehovah of hosts is his name: he will thoroughly plead their
cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon.
Their Redeemer [is] strong, Jehovah of Hosts [is] His name, He doth thoroughly
plead their cause, So as to cause the land to rest, And He hath given trouble to the
inhabitants of Babylon.
Jeremiah 50 35
A sword is on the Chaldeans, says Yahweh, and on the inhabitants of Babylon, and on her princes, and on her wise men.
The sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith Jehovah, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and
upon her princes, and upon her wise men;
A sword [is] for the Chaldeans, An affirmation of Jehovah, And it [is] on the
inhabitants of Babylon, And on her heads, and on her wise men;
Jeremiah 50 36
A sword is on the boasters, and they shall become fools; a sword is on her mighty men, and they shall be dismayed.
the sword is upon the liars, and they shall become fools; the sword is upon her mighty
men, and they shall be dismayed;
A sword [is] on the princes, And they have become foolish; A sword [is] on her
mighty ones, And they have been broken down;
Jeremiah 50 37
A sword is on their horses, and on their chariots, and on all the mingled people who are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is on her treasures, and they shall be robbed.
the sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people
that are in the midst of her, and they shall become as women; the sword is upon her
treasures, and they shall be robbed:
A sword [is] on his horses and on his chariot, And on all the rabble who [are] in
her midst, And they have become women; A sword [is] on her treasuries, And they
have been spoiled;
Jeremiah 50 38
A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.
a drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of graven
images, and they are mad after frightful idols.
A sword [is] on her waters, and they have been dried up, For it [is] a land of
graven images, And in idols they do boast themselves.
Jeremiah 50 39
Therefore the wild animals of the desert with the wolves shall dwell there, and the ostriches shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited forever; neither shall it be lived in from generation to generation.
Therefore wild beasts of the desert with jackals shall dwell there, and ostriches shall
dwell therein; and it shall be no more inhabited for ever, neither shall it be dwelt in
from generation to generation.
Therefore dwell do Ziim with Iim, Yea, dwelt in her have daughters of the ostrich,
And it is not inhabited any more for ever, Nor dwelt in unto all generations.
Jeremiah 50 40
As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities of it, says Yahweh, so shall no man dwell there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein.
As when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and their neighbour cities, saith Jehovah,
no one shall dwell there, neither shall a son of man sojourn therein.
As overthrown by God with Sodom, And with Gomorrah, and with its neighbours,
An affirmation of Jehovah, none doth dwell there, Nor sojourn in her doth a son of
man.
Jeremiah 50 41
Behold, a people comes from the north; and a great nation and many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.
Behold, a people cometh from the north, and a great nation. And many kings shall arise
from the uttermost parts of the earth.
Lo, a people hath come from the north, Even a great nation, And many kings are
stirred up from the sides of the earth.
Jeremiah 50 42
They lay hold on bow and spear; they are cruel, and have no mercy; their voice roars like the sea; and they ride on horses, everyone set in array, as a man to the battle, against you, daughter of Babylon.
They lay hold of bow and spear; they are cruel, and will not shew mercy; their voice
roareth like the sea, and they ride upon horses -- set in array like a man for the battle,
against thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Bow and halbert they seize, Cruel [are] they, and they have no mercy, Their voice
as a sea soundeth, and on horses they ride, Set in array as a man for battle, Against
thee, O daughter of Babylon.
Jeremiah 50 43
The king of Babylon has heard the news of them, and his hands wax feeble: anguish has taken hold of him, [and] pangs as of a woman in travail.
The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands wax feeble; trouble
hath taken hold of him, pangs as of a woman in travail.
Heard hath the king of Babylon their report, And feeble have been his hands,
Distress hath seized him; pain as a travailing woman.
Jeremiah 50 44
Behold, [the enemy] shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoever is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd who can stand before me?
Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of the Jordan against the strong
habitation; for I will make him suddenly run away from it; and who is a chosen [man]
whom I may appoint over her? For who is like me? and who will assign me a time? and
who is that shepherd that will stand before me?
Lo, as a lion he cometh up, Because of the rising of the Jordan, Unto the enduring
habitation, But I cause to rest, I cause them to run from off her. And who is chosen? on her I lay a charge, For who [is] like Me? And who doth convene Me? And who [is] this shepherd who standeth before Me?
Jeremiah 50 45
Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh, that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely they shall drag them away, [even] the little ones of the flock; surely he shall make their habitation desolate over them.
Therefore hear the counsel of Jehovah, which he hath taken against Babylon, and his
purposes which he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: The little ones of the
flock shall certainly draw them away; he shall certainly make their habitation desolate
for them.
Therefore, hear ye the counsel of Jehovah, That He counselled concerning Babylon,
And His devices that He hath devised Concerning the land of the Chaldeans; Drag them out do not little ones of the flock, Doth He not make desolate over them the habitation?
Jeremiah 50 46
At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles, and the cry is heard among the nations.
At the sound of the taking of Babylon the earth hath quaked, and the cry is heard among
the nations.
From the voice: Captured was Babylon, Hath the earth been shaken, And a cry
among nations hath been heard!
Jeremiah 51 1
Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against those who dwell in Leb-
kamai, a destroying wind.Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the heart of those that rise against me, a destroying wind;
Thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am stirring up against Babylon, And the inhabitants of
Leb -- My withstanders, A destroying wind,
Jeremiah 51 2
I will send to Babylon strangers, who shall winnow her; and they shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
and I will send unto Babylon strangers, who shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in
the day of trouble they shall be against her round about.
And I have sent to Babylon fanners, And they have fanned it, and they empty its
land, For they have been against it, Round about -- in the day of evil.
Jeremiah 51 3
Against [him who] bends let the archer bend his bow, and against [him who] lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don`t you spare her young men; destroy you utterly all her host.
Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth
himself up in his coat of mail; and spare not her young men: destroy utterly all her host.
Let not the treader tread his bow, Nor lift himself up in his coat of mail, Nor have
ye pity on her young men, Devote ye to destruction all her host.
Jeremiah 51 4
They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, and thrust through in her streets.
And the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in
her streets.
And fallen have the wounded in the land of the Chaldeans, And the pierced-
through in her streets.
Jeremiah 51 5
For Israel is not forsaken, nor Judah, of his God, of Yahweh of Hosts; though their land is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.
For Israel is not forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of Jehovah of hosts; for their land is full of guilt against the Holy One of Israel.
For, not forsaken is Israel and Judah, By its God -- by Jehovah of Hosts, For their
land hath been full of guilt, Against the Holy One of Israel.
Jeremiah 51 6
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and save every man his life; don`t be cut off in her iniquity: for it is the time of Yahweh`s vengeance; he will render to her a recompense.
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and save every man his life; be ye not cut off in her
iniquity: for this is the time of Jehovah`s vengeance: he shall render unto her a recompence.
Flee ye from the midst of Babylon, And deliver ye each his soul, Be not cut off in
its iniquity, For a time of vengeance it [is] to Jehovah, Recompence He is
rendering to her.
Jeremiah 51 7
Babylon has been a golden cup in Yahweh`s hand, who made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunk of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.
Babylon hath been a golden cup in Jehovah`s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the
nations have drunk of her wine; therefore have the nations become mad.
A golden cup [is] Babylon in the hand of Jehovah, Making drunk all the earth, Of
its wine drunk have nations, Therefore boast themselves do nations.
Jeremiah 51 8
Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: wail for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed.
Babylon is suddenly fallen and ruined. Howl over her; take balm for her pain, if so be she
may be healed.
Suddenly hath Babylon fallen, Yea, it is broken, howl ye for it, Take balm for her
pain, if so be it may be healed.
Jeremiah 51 9
We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go everyone into his own country; for her judgment reaches to heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.
We have treated Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into
his own country; for her judgment reacheth unto the heavens, and is lifted up to the
skies.
We healed Babylon, and she was not healed, Forsake her, and we go, each to his
land, For come unto the heavens hath its judgment, And it hath been lifted up
unto the clouds.
Jeremiah 51 10
Yahweh has brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of
Yahweh our God.
Jehovah hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work
of Jehovah our God.
Jehovah hath brought forth our righteousnesses, Come, and we recount in Zion the
work of Jehovah our God.
Jeremiah 51 11
Make sharp the arrows; hold firm the shields: Yahweh has stirred up the spirit of the kings of the Medes; because his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it: for it is the vengeance of Yahweh, the vengeance of his temple.
Sharpen the arrows; take the shields. Jehovah hath stirred up the spirit of the kings of
the Medes; for his purpose is against Babylon, to destroy it; for this is the vengeance of
Jehovah, the vengeance of his temple.
Cleanse ye the arrows, fill the shields, Stirred up hath Jehovah the spirit of the
kings of Madia, For against Babylon His device [is] to destroy it, For the
vengeance of Jehovah it [is], The vengeance of His temple.
Jeremiah 51 12
Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen, prepare the ambushes; for Yahweh has both purposed and done that which he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
Lift up a banner towards the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set the watchmen,
prepare the ambushes; for Jehovah hath both devised and done that which he spoke
against the inhabitants of Babylon.
Unto the walls of Babylon lift up an ensign, Strengthen the watch, Establish the
watchers, prepare the ambush, For Jehovah hath both devised and done that which
He spake, Concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
Jeremiah 51 13
You who dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, the measure of your covetousness.
Thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, the
measure of thy rapacity.
O dweller on many waters, abundant in treasures, Come in hath thine end, the
measure of thy dishonest gain.
Jeremiah 51 14
Yahweh of Hosts has sworn by himself, [saying], Surely I will fill you with men, as with the canker-worm; and they shall lift up a shout against you.
Jehovah of hosts hath sworn by himself, I will assuredly fill thee with men, as with
caterpillars; and they shall raise a shout against thee.
Sworn hath Jehovah of Hosts by Himself, That, Surely I have filled thee [with] men
as the cankerworm, And they have cried against thee -- shouting.
Jeremiah 51 15
He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world by his wisdom, and by his understanding has he stretched out the heavens:
He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and
hath stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
The maker of earth by His power, The establisher of the world by His wisdom, Who
by His understanding stretched out the heavens,
Jeremiah 51 16
when he utters his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes lightnings for the rain, and brings forth the wind out of his treasuries.
When he uttereth his voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the end of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain, and
bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
At the voice He giveth forth, A multitude of waters [are] in the heavens, And He
causeth vapours to come up from the end of the earth, Lightnings for rain He hath
made, And He bringeth out wind from His treasures.
Jeremiah 51 17
Every man is become brutish [and is] without knowledge; every goldsmith is put to shame by his image; for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Every man is become brutish, so as to have no knowledge; every founder is put to shame
by the graven image, for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
Brutish hath been every man by knowledge, Put to shame hath been every refiner
by a graven image, For false [is] his molten image, And there is no breath in them.
Jeremiah 51 18
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
Vanity [are] they -- work of errors, In the time of their inspection they perish.
Jeremiah 51 19
The portion of Jacob is not like these; for he is the former of all things; and [Israel] is the tribe of his inheritance: Yahweh of Hosts is his name.
The portion of Jacob is not like them; for it is he that hath formed all things: and [Israel]
is the rod of his inheritance: Jehovah of hosts is his name.
Not like these [is] the portion of Jacob, For He [is] former of all things, And [Israel
is] the rod of His inheritance, Jehovah of Hosts [is] His name.
Jeremiah 51 20
You are my battle-ax and weapons of war: and with you will I break in pieces the nations; and with you will I destroy kingdoms;
Thou art my maul, [my] weapons of war: and with thee I will break in pieces the nations,
and I will with thee destroy kingdoms;
An axe [art] thou to me -- weapons of war, And I have broken in pieces by thee
nations, And I have destroyed by thee kingdoms,
Jeremiah 51 21
and with you will I break in pieces the horse and his rider;
and with thee I will break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee I will break in
pieces the chariot and its driver;
And I have broken in pieces by thee horse and its rider, And I have broken in
pieces by thee chariot and its charioteer,
Jeremiah 51 22
and with you will I break in pieces the chariot and him who rides therein; and with you will I break in pieces man and woman; and with you will I break in pieces the old man and the youth; and with you will I break in pieces the young man and the virgin;
and with thee will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces
old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid;
And I have broken in pieces by thee man and woman, And I have broken in pieces
by thee old and young, And I have broken in pieces by thee young man and virgin,
Jeremiah 51 23
and with you will I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the farmer and his yoke [of oxen]; and with you will I break in pieces governors and rulers.
  and with thee will I break in pieces the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I
break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in
pieces governors and rulers.
And I have broken in pieces by thee shepherd and his drove, And I have broken in
pieces by thee husbandman and his team, And I have broken in pieces by thee
governors and prefects.
Jeremiah 51 24
I will render to Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, says Yahweh.
And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea, in your sight, all
their evil which they have done in Zion, saith Jehovah.
And I have recompensed to Babylon, And to all inhabitants of Chaldea, All the evil
that they have done in Zion, Before your eyes -- an affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 51 25
Behold, I am against you, destroying mountain, says Yahweh, which destroy all the earth; and I will stretch out my hand on you, and roll you down from the rocks, and will make you a burnt mountain.
Behold, I am against thee, mount of destruction, saith Jehovah, which destroyest all the
earth; and I will stretch out my hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and
will make thee a burning mountain.
Lo, I [am] against thee, O destroying mount, An affirmation of Jehovah, That is
destroying all the earth, And I have stretched out My hand against thee, And I
have rolled thee from the rocks, And given thee for a burnt mountain.
Jeremiah 51 26
They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, says Yahweh.
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; for thou
shalt be desolate for ever, saith Jehovah.
And they take not out of thee a stone for a corner, And a stone for foundations, For
desolations age-during art thou, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 51 27
Set you up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz: appoint a marshal against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough canker-worm.
Lift up a banner in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare nations
against her; call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz;
appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the bristly caterpillars.
Lift ye up an ensign in the land, Blow a trumpet among nations, Sanctify against
it nations, Summon against it the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz,
Appoint against it an infant head, Cause the horse to ascend as the rough
Jeremiah 51 28
Prepare against her the nations, the kings of the Medes, the governors of it, and all the deputies of it, and all the land of their dominion.
Prepare nations against her, the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their rulers,
yea, all the land of their dominion.
Sanctify against it the nations with the kings of Media, Its governors and all its
prefects, And all the land of its dominion.
Jeremiah 51 29
The land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of Yahweh against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.
And the land trembleth and is in pain; for the purposes of Jehovah against Babylon do
stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.
And shake doth the land, and it is pained, For stood against Babylon have the
purposes of Jehovah, To make the land of Babylon a desolation without inhabitant.
Jeremiah 51 30
The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their
might has failed; they are become as women: her dwelling-places are set on fire; her bars are broken
The mighty men of Babylon have ceased to fight, they are sitting in the fortresses; their
might hath failed, they are become as women: they have set her dwelling places on fire;
her bars are broken.
Ceased have the mighty of Babylon to fight, They have remained in strongholds,
Failed hath their might, they have become woman, They have burnt her
tabernacles, Broken have been her bars.
Jeremiah 51 31
One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to met another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:
Courier runneth to meet courier, and messenger to meet messenger, to announce to the
king of Babylon that his city is taken from end to end;
Runner to meet runner doth run, And announcer to meet announcer, To announce
to the king of Babylon, For, captured hath been his city -- at the extremity.
Jeremiah 51 32
and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened.
and the passages are seized, and the reedy places are burnt with fire, and the men of war
are affrighted.
And the passages have been captured, And the reeds they have burnt with fire,
And the men of war have been troubled.
Jeremiah 51 33
For thus says Yahweh of hosts, the God of Israel: The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor at the time when it is trodden; yet a little while, and the time of harvest shall come for her.
For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel: The daughter of Babylon is like a
threshing-floor, at the time of its being trodden; yet a little while, and the time of
harvest shall come for her.
For thus said Jehovah of Hosts, God of Israel, The daughter of Babylon [is] as a
threshing-floor, The time of her threshing -- yet a little, And come hath the time
of her harvest.
Jeremiah 51 34
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon has devoured me, he has crushed me, he has made me an empty vessel, he has, like a monster, swallowed me up, he has filled his maw with my delicacies; he has cast me out.
Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath
made me an empty vessel; he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly
with my delicates, he hath cast me out.
Devoured us, crushed us, hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, He hath set us [as]
an empty vessel, He hath swallowed us as a dragon, He hath filled his belly with
my dainties, He hath driven us away.
Jeremiah 51 35
The violence done to me and to my flesh be on Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and, My blood be on the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitress of Zion
say; and, My blood be upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.
My wrong, and [that of] my flesh [is] on Babylon, Say doth the inhabitant of Zion,
And my blood [is] on the inhabitants of Chaldea, Say doth Jerusalem.
Jeremiah 51 36
Therefore thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will plead your cause, and take vengeance for you; and I will dry up her sea, and make her fountain dry.
Therefore thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee;
and I will dry up her sea, and make her spring dry.
Therefore, thus said Jehovah: Lo, I am pleading thy cause, And I have avenged thy
vengeance, And dried up its sea, and made its fountains dry.
Jeremiah 51 37
Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing,
without inhabitant.
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place of jackals, an astonishment, and a
hissing, without inhabitant.
And Babylon hath been for heaps, A habitation of dragons, An astonishment, and a
hissing, without inhabitant.
Jeremiah 51 38
They shall roar together like young lions; they shall growl as lions` whelps.
They shall roar together like young lions, growl as lions` whelps.
Together as young lions they roar, They have shaken themselves as lions` whelps.
Jeremiah 51 39
When they are heated, I will make their feast, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, says Yahweh.
When they are heated, I will prepare their drink, and I will make them drunken, that
they may exult, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith Jehovah.
In their heat I make their banquets, And I have caused them to drink, so that they
exult, And have slept a sleep age-during, And awake not -- an affirmation of
Jehovah.
Jeremiah 51 40
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he-goats.
I cause them to go down as lambs to slaughter, As rams with he-goats.
Jeremiah 51 41
How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth seized! How is Babylon
become an astonishment among the nations!
How hath Sheshach been captured, Yea, caught is the praise of the whole earth,
How hath Babylon been for an astonishment among nations.
Jeremiah 51 42
The sea is come up on Babylon; she is covered with the multitude of the waves of it.
The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of its waves.
Come up against Babylon hath the sea, With a multitude of its billows it hath been
covered.
Jeremiah 51 43
Her cities are become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land in which no man dwells, neither does any son of man pass thereby.
Her cities are become a desolation, a dry land, and a desert, a land wherein no one
dwelleth, neither doth a son of man pass thereby.
Its cities have been for a desolation, A dry land, and a wilderness, A land -- none
doth dwell in them, Nor pass over into them doth a son of man.
Jeremiah 51 44
I will execute judgment on Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he has swallowed up; and the nations shall not flow any more to him: yes, the wall of Babylon shall fall.
And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth what he hath
swallowed up; and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of
Babylon is fallen.
And I have seen after Bel in Babylon, And I have brought forth that which he
swallowed -- from his mouth, And flow no more unto him do nations, Also the wall
of Babylon hath fallen.
Jeremiah 51 45
My people, go you out of the midst of her, and save yourselves every man from the fierce anger of Yahweh.
Go ye out of the midst of her, my people, and deliver every man his soul from the fierce
anger of Jehovah!
Go forth from its midst, O My people, And deliver ye, each his soul, Because of the
fierceness of the anger of Jehovah,
Jeremiah 51 46
Don`t let your heart faint, neither fear you for the news that shall be heard in the land; for news shall come one year, and after that in another year [shall come] news, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler.
lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; for a
rumour shall come [one] year, and after that a rumour in [another] year, and violence in
the earth, ruler against ruler.
And lest your heart be tender, And ye be afraid of the report that is heard in the
land, And come in a year hath the report, And after it in a year the report, And
violence [is] in the land, ruler against ruler;
Jeremiah 51 47
Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will execute judgment on the engraved images of
Babylon; and her whole land shall be confounded; and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
Therefore behold, days are coming when I will punish the graven images of Babylon; and
her whole land shall be put to shame, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her.
Therefore, lo, days are coming, And I have seen after the graven images of
Babylon. And all its land is ashamed, And all its pierced ones do fall in its midst.
Jeremiah 51 48
Then the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for joy over Babylon; for the destroyers shall come to her from the north, says Yahweh.
And the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall shout aloud over Babylon; for
out of the north the spoilers shall come against her, saith Jehovah.
And cried aloud against Babylon Have heavens and earth, and all that [is] in them,
For, from the north come to it do the spoilers, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 51 49
As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.
As Babylon caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the
earth.
Even Babylon [is] to fall, ye pierced of Israel, Even they of Babylon have fallen, Ye
pierced of all the earth.
Jeremiah 51 50
You who have escaped the sword, go you, don`t stand still; remember Yahweh from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.
Ye that have escaped the sword, go, stand not still: remember Jehovah from afar, and let
Jerusalem come into your mind.
Ye escaped of the sword, go on, stand not, Remember ye from afar Jehovah, And let
Jerusalem come up on your heart.
Jeremiah 51 51
We are confounded, because we have heard reproach; confusion has covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Yahweh`s house.
-- We are put to shame, for we have heard reproach; confusion hath covered our face: for
strangers are come into the sanctuaries of Jehovah`s house.
We have been ashamed, for we heard reproach, Covered hath shame our faces, For
come in have strangers, against the sanctuaries of the house of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 51 52
Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will execute judgment on her engraved images; and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
-- Therefore behold, days come, saith Jehovah, that I will punish her graven images; and
throughout her land the wounded shall groan.
Therefore, lo, days are coming, An affirmation of Jehovah, And I have seen after its
graven images, And in all its land groan doth the wounded.
Jeremiah 51 53
Though Babylon should mount up to the sky, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall destroyers come to her, says Yahweh.
Though Babylon should mount up to the heavens, and though she should fortify the
height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith Jehovah.
Because Babylon goeth up to the heavens, And because it fenceth the high place of
its strength, From Me come into it do spoilers, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Jeremiah 51 54
The sound of a cry from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!
The sound of a cry [cometh] from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the
Chaldeans;
A voice of a cry [is] from Babylon, And of great destruction from the land of the
Chaldean.
Jeremiah 51 55
For Yahweh lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered:
for Jehovah spoileth Babylon, and he will destroy out of her the great voice; and their
waves roar like great waters, the noise of their voice resoundeth.
For Jehovah is spoiling Babylon, And hath destroyed out of it a great voice, And
sounded have its billows as many waters, Given forth a noise hath their voice.
Jeremiah 51 56
for the destroyer is come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Yahweh is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite.
For the spoiler is come against her, against Babylon, and her mighty men are taken;
their bows are broken in pieces; for Jehovah, the ·God of recompences, will certainly
For come in against it -- against Babylon -- hath a spoiler, And captured have been
its mighty ones, Broken have been their bows, For the God of recompences --
Jehovah -- doth certainly repay.
Jeremiah 51 57
I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her
mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake up, says the King, whose name is Yahweh of Hosts.
And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her governors, and her rulers, and
her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King,
whose name is Jehovah of hosts.
And I have caused its princes to drink, And its wise men, its governors, And its
prefects, and its mighty ones, And they have slept a sleep age-during, And they
awake not -- an affirmation of the king, Jehovah of Hosts [is] His name.
Jeremiah 51 58
Thus says Yahweh of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the  nations for the fire; and they shall be weary.
Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly laid bare, and her
high gates shall be burned with fire; so that the peoples will have laboured in vain, and
the nations for the fire: and they shall be weary.
Thus said Jehovah of Hosts, the wall of Babylon -- The broad one -- is utterly made
bare, And her high gates with fire are burnt, And peoples labour in vain, And
nations in fire, and have been weary!
Jeremiah 51 59
The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of
Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. Now Seraiah was chief chamberlain.
The word that Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Nerijah, the son of
Mahseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah to Babylon in the fourth year of
his reign. Now Seraiah was chief chamberlain.
The word that Jeremiah the prophet hath commanded Seraiah son of Neriah, son of
Maaseiah, in his going with Zedekiah king of Judah to Babylon, in the fourth year
of his reign -- and Seraiah [is] a quiet prince;
Jeremiah 51 60
Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come on Babylon, even all these words that are written concerning Babylon.
And Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, all these words
that are written against Babylon.
and Jeremiah writeth all the evil that cometh unto Babylon on one book -- all
these words that are written concerning Babylon.
Jeremiah 51 61
Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words, And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, see that thou read all these
words;
And Jeremiah saith unto Seraiah, `When thou dost enter Babylon, then thou hast
seen, and hast read all these words,
Jeremiah 51 62
and say, Yahweh, you have spoken concerning this place, to cut it off, that none shall dwell therein, neither man nor animal, but that it shall be desolate forever.
and say, Jehovah, thou hast spoken concerning this place, that thou wilt cut it off, so that
none shall dwell in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever.
and hast said: Jehovah, Thou, Thou hast spoken concerning this place, to cut it off,
that there is none dwelling in it, from man even unto cattle, for it is a desolation
age-during.
Jeremiah 51 63
It shall be, when you have made an end of reading this book, that you shall bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates:
And it shall be, when thou hast ended reading this book, [that] thou shalt bind a stone to
it, and cast it into the midst of the Euphrates;
And it hath come to pass, when thou dost finish reading this book, thou dost bind
to it a stone, and hast cast it into the midst of Phrat,
Jeremiah 51 64
and you shall say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise again because of the evil that I will bring on her; and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah.
and shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise, because of the evil that I will
bring upon it: and they shall be weary. Thus far the words of Jeremiah.
and said, Thus sink doth Babylon, and it doth not arise, because of the evil that I
am bringing in against it, and they have been weary.` Hitherto [are] words of
Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 52 1
Zedekiah was twenty-one 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.
Zedekiah was twenty-one years old when he began to reign; and he reigned eleven years
in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Hamutal, daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah.
A son of twenty and one years [is] Zedekiah in his reigning, and eleven years he
hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Hamutal daughter of
Jeremiah of Libnah.
Jeremiah 52 2
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, according to all that Jehoiakim had done.
and he doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that Jehoiakim
hath done,
Jeremiah 52 3
For through the anger of Yahweh did it happen in Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast them out from his presence. Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
For, because the anger of Jehovah was against Jerusalem and Judah, until he had cast
them out from his presence, Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon.
for, because of the anger of Jehovah, it hath been in Jerusalem and Judah till He
hath cast them from before His face, and Zedekiah doth rebel against the king of
Babylon.
Jeremiah 52 4
It happened in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month,that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and encamped against it; and they built forts against it round about.
And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth of the
month, [that] Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against
Jerusalem; and they encamped against it, and built turrets against it round about.
And it cometh to pass, in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the
tenth of the month, come hath Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon -- he and all his
force -- against Jerusalem, and they encamp against it, and build against it a
fortification round about;
Jeremiah 52 5
So the city was besieged to the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
And the city was besieged until the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
and the city cometh into siege till the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
Jeremiah 52 6
In the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land.
In the fourth month, on the ninth of the month, the famine prevailed in the city, and
there was no bread for the people of the land.
In the fourth month, in the ninth of the month, when the famine is severe in the
city, and there hath been no bread for the people of the land,
Jeremiah 52 7
Then a breach was made in the city, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king`s garden; (now the Chaldeans were against the city round about;) and they went toward the Arabah.
And the city was broken into: and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city
by night, by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king`s garden
(now the Chaldeans were near the city round about); and they went the way toward the
plain.
then is the city broken up, and all the men of war flee, and go forth from the city
by night, the way of the gate between the two walls, that [is] by the king`s garden
-- and the Chaldeans [are] by the city round about -- and they go the way of the
plain.
Jeremiah 52 8
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
And the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the
plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him.
And the forces of the Chaldeans pursue after the king, and overtake Zedekiah in
the plains of Jericho, and all his forces have been scattered from him,
Jeremiah 52 9
Then they took the king, and carried him up to the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; and he gave judgment on him.
And they took the king, and brought him up to the king of Babylon, unto Riblah in the
land of Hamath, and he pronounced judgment upon him.
and they capture the king, and bring him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah,
in the land of Hamath, and he speaketh with him -- judgments.
Jeremiah 52 10
The king of Babylon killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he killed also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
And the king of Babylon slaughtered the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes; and he
slaughtered also all the princes of Judah in Riblah.
And the king of Babylon slaughtereth the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes, and
also all the princes of Judah hath he slaughtered in Riblah;
Jeremiah 52 11
He put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in fetters, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison until the day of his death.
And he put out the eyes of Zedekiah, and bound him with chains of brass; and the king of
Babylon carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death.
and the eyes of Zedekiah he hath blinded, and he bindeth him in brazen fetters,
and the king of Babylon bringeth him to Babylon, and putteth him in the house of
inspection unto the day of his death.
Jeremiah 52 12
Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard, who stood before the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem:
And in the fifth month, on the tenth of the month, which was in the nineteenth year of
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, Nebuzar-adan, captain of the body-guard, who stood
before the king of Babylon, came unto Jerusalem;
And in the fifth month, in the tenth of the month -- it [is] the nineteenth year of
king Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon -- come hath Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the
executioners; he hath stood before the king of Babylon in Jerusalem,
Jeremiah 52 13
and he burned the house of Yahweh, and the king`s house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great house, burned he with fire.
and he burned the house of Jehovah, and the king`s house, and all the houses of Jerusalem; and every great [man`s] house he burned with fire.
and he burneth the house of Jehovah, and the house of the king, and all the houses
of Jerusalem, even every great house he hath burned with fire,
Jeremiah 52 14
All the army of the Chaldeans, who were with the captain of the guard, broke down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the body-guard, broke
down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
and all the walls of Jerusalem round about broken down have all the forces of the
Chaldeans that [are] with the chief of the executioners.
Jeremiah 52 15
Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the poorest of the people, and the residue of the people who were left in the city, and those who fell away, who fell to the king of Babylon, and the residue of the multitude.
And Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard carried away captive of the poorest sort
of the people, and the rest of the people that were left in the city, and the deserters that
had deserted to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.
And of the poor of the people, and the remnant of the people who are left in the
city, and those who are falling away, who have fallen unto the king of Babylon, and
the remnant of the multitude, hath Nebuzar-Adan chief of the executioners,
removed;
Jeremiah 52 16
But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left of the poorest of the land to be vineyard keepers and farmers.
But Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard left of the poor of the land for
vinedressers and for husbandmen.
and of the poor of the land hath Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, left for
vine-dressers and for husbandmen.
Jeremiah 52 17
The pillars of brass that were in the house of Yahweh, and the bases and the brazen sea that were in the house of Yahweh, did the Chaldeans break in pieces, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon.
And the brazen pillars that were in the house of Jehovah, and the bases, and the brazen
sea that was in the house of Jehovah, the Chaldeans broke up, and carried all the brass
thereof to Babylon.
And the pillars of brass that [are] to the house of Jehovah, and the bases, and the
brasen sea that [is] in the house of Jehovah, have the Chaldeans broken, and they
bear away all the brass of them to Babylon;
Jeremiah 52 18
The pots also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the basins, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass with which they ministered, took they away.
The pots also, and the shovels, and the knives, and the bowls, and the cups, and all the
vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, they took away.
and the pots, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and
all the vessels of brass with which they minister, they have taken away;
Jeremiah 52 19
The cups, and the fire pans, and the basins, and the pots, and the lampstands, and the spoons, and the bowls-that which was of gold, in gold, and that which was of silver, in silver,-the captain of the guard took away.
And the basons and the censers, and the bowls, and the pots, and the candlesticks, and the cups, and the goblets, that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in
silver, the captain of the body-guard took away.
and the basins, and the fire-pans, and the bowls, and the pots, and the
candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups, the gold of that which [is] gold, and
the silver of that which [is] silver, hath the chief of the executioners taken.
Jeremiah 52 20
The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve brazen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made for the house of Yahweh-the brass of all these vessels was without weight.
The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve brazen oxen that formed the bases, which
king Solomon had made for the house of Jehovah: for the brass of all these vessels there
was no weight.
The two pillars, the one sea, and the twelve brazen oxen that [are] beneath the
bases, that king Solomon made for the house of Jehovah, there was no weighing of
the brass of all these vessels.
Jeremiah 52 21
As for the pillars, the height of the one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a line of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness of it was four fingers: it was hollow.
And as to the pillars: the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits, and a line of twelve
cubits encompassed it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.
As to the pillars, eighteen cubits [is] the height of the one pillar, and a cord of
twelve cubits doth compass it, and its thickness [is] four fingers hollow.
Jeremiah 52 22
A capital of brass was on it; and the height of the one capital was five cubits, with network and pomegranates on the capital round about, all of brass: and the second pillar also had like these, and pomegranates.
And the capital upon it was brass, and the height of the one capital [was] five cubits; and
the network and the pomegranates, upon the capital round about, all of brass; and
similarly for the second pillar, and the pomegranates.
And the chapiter upon it [is] of brass, and the height of the one chapiter [is] five
cubits, and net-work and pomegranates [are] on the chapiter round about, the
whole [is] of brass; and like these have the second pillar, and pomegranates.
Jeremiah 52 23
There were ninety-six pomegranates on the sides; all the pomegranates were one hundred on the network round about.
And there were ninety-six pomegranates on the [four] sides; all the pomegranates upon
the network were a hundred round about.
And the pomegranates are ninety and six on a side, all the pomegranates [are] a
hundred on the net-work round about.
Jeremiah 52 24
The captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold:
And the captain of the body-guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the
second priest, and the three doorkeepers.
And the chief of the executioners taketh Seraiah the head priest, and Zephaniah
the second priest, and the three keepers of the threshold,
Jeremiah 52 25
and out of the city he took an officer who was set over the men of war; and seven men of those who saw the king`s face, who were found in the city; and the scribe of the captain of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and sixty men of the people of the land, who were found in the midst of the city.
And out of the city he took a eunuch that was set over the men of war, and seven men of
them that were in the king`s presence, who were found in the city, and the scribe of the
captain of the host, who enrolled the people of the land. And sixty men of the people of
the land that were found in the midst of the city.
and out of the city he hath taken a certain eunuch, who hath been inspector over
the men of war, and seven men of those seeing the king`s face, who have been
found in the city, and the head scribe of the host, who mustereth the people of the
land, and sixty men of the people of the land, who are found in the midst of the
city;
Jeremiah 52 26
Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
And Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard took them, and brought them to the
king of Babylon to Riblah;
and Nebuzar-Adan, chief of the executioners, taketh them, and bringeth them
unto the king of Babylon to Riblah,
Jeremiah 52 27
The king of Babylon struck them, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was carried away captive out of his land.
and the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death at Riblah in the land of
Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his land.
and the king of Babylon smiteth them, and putteth them to death in Riblah, in the
land of Hamath, and he removeth Judah from off its own ground.
Jeremiah 52 28
This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three
thousand twenty-three Jews;
This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three
thousand and twenty-three Jews;
This [is] the people whom Nebuchadrezzar hath removed: in the seventh year, of
Jews, three thousand and twenty and three;
Jeremiah 52 29
in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight
hundred thirty-two persons;
in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar [he carried away captive] from Jerusalem
eight hundred and thirty-two persons;
in the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar -- from Jerusalem, souls, eight hundred
thirty and two;
Jeremiah 52 30
in the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard
carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty-five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred.
in the twenty-third year of Nebuchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adan the captain of the body-guard
carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred and forty-five persons: all the persons
were four thousand six hundred.
in the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar, hath Nebuzar-Adan chief of
the guard removed of Jewish souls, seven hundred forty and five; all the souls [are]
four thousand and six hundred.
Jeremiah 52 31
It happened in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon, in the [first] year of his reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;
And it came to pass in the thirty-seventh year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of
Judah, in the twelfth month, on the twenty-fifth of the month, [that] Evil-Merodach king
of Babylon, in the year that he began to reign, lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of
Judah, and brought him forth out of prison;
And it cometh to pass, in the thirty and seventh year of the removal of Jehoiachin
king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the twenty and fifth of the month, hath
Evil-Merodach king of Babylon lifted up, in the year of his reign, the head of
Jehoiachin king of Judah, and bringeth him out from the house of restraint,
Jeremiah 52 32
and he spoke kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings who were with him in Babylon,
and he spoke kindly unto him, and set his seat above the seat of the kings that were with
him in Babylon.
and speaketh with him good things, and setteth his throne above the throne of the
kings who [are] with him in Babylon,
Jeremiah 52 33
and changed his prison garments. [Jehoiachin] ate bread before him continually all the days of his life:
And he changed his prison garments; and he ate bread before him continually all the
days of his life;
and he hath changed his prison garments, and he hath eaten bread before him
continually, all the days of his life.
Jeremiah 52 34
and for his allowance, there was a continual allowance given him by the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
and his allowance was a continual allowance given him by the king of Babylon, every day
a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life.
And his allowance -- a continual allowance -- hath been given to him by the king
of Babylon, the matter of a day in its day, till the day of his death -- all days of his
life.



Study Questions

Name the two groups that will seek the LORD their God? 50:4

The habitation of justice is the _______? 50:7

Give the other title for the redeemer of Israel and Judah? 50:33-34

Who did Israel sin against? 51:5

Who is the rod of his inheritance? 51:19
 
How long will Babylon be a desolation 51:24-26
 
Who will live in Babylon? 51:29
 
The sinking stone was a sign to the land of Egypt, true or false? 51:63, 64
 
Who burned the house of the LORD? 52:12, 13
 
Who took Jehoiachin out of prison? 52:31


 The World English Bible

Nov. 25
Hebrews 11

Heb 11:1 Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.
Heb 11:2 For by this, the elders obtained testimony.
Heb 11:3 By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.
Heb 11:4 By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had testimony given to him that he was righteous, God testifying with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.
Heb 11:5 By faith, Enoch was taken away, so that he wouldn't see death, and he was not found, because God translated him. For he has had testimony given to him that before his translation he had been well pleasing to God.
Heb 11:6 Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.
Heb 11:7 By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared a ship for the saving of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
Heb 11:8 By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went.
Heb 11:9 By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
Heb 11:10 For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
Heb 11:11 By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised.
Heb 11:12 Therefore as many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as innumerable as the sand which is by the sea shore, were fathered by one man, and him as good as dead.
Heb 11:13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and embraced them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
Heb 11:14 For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a country of their own.
Heb 11:15 If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.
Heb 11:16 But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
Heb 11:17 By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son;
Heb 11:18 even he to whom it was said, "In Isaac will your seed be called;"
Heb 11:19 concluding that God is able to raise up even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.
Heb 11:20 By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.
Heb 11:21 By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.
Heb 11:22 By faith, Joseph, when his end was near, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave instructions concerning his bones.
Heb 11:23 By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.
Heb 11:24 By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter,
Heb 11:25 choosing rather to share ill treatment with God's people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;
Heb 11:26 accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
Heb 11:27 By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
Heb 11:28 By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the firstborn should not touch them.
Heb 11:29 By faith, they passed through the Red Sea as on dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do so, they were swallowed up.
Heb 11:30 By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days.
Heb 11:31 By faith, Rahab the prostitute, didn't perish with those who were disobedient, having received the spies in peace.
Heb 11:32 What more shall I say? For the time would fail me if I told of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets;
Heb 11:33 who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
Heb 11:34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, rom weakness were made strong, grew mighty in war, and caused foreign armies to flee.
Heb 11:35 Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
Heb 11:36 Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.
Heb 11:37 They were stoned. They were sawn apart. They were tempted. They were slain with the sword. They went around in sheep skins and in goat skins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated
Heb 11:38 (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts, mountains, caves, and the holes of the earth.
Heb 11:39 These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn't receive the promise,
Heb 11:40 God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.





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Hebrews

Hebrews 11 1
Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.
Now faith is [the] substantiating of things hoped for, [the] conviction of things not seen.
And faith is of things hoped for a confidence, of matters not seen a conviction,
Hebrews 11 2
For by this, the elders obtained testimony.
For in [the power of] this the elders have obtained testimony.
for in this were the elders testified of;
Hebrews 11 3
By faith, we understand that the universe has been framed by the word of God, so that what is seen has not been made out of things which are visible.
By faith we apprehend that the worlds were framed by [the] word of God, so that that
which is seen should not take its origin from things which appear.
by faith we understand the ages to have been prepared by a saying of God, in
regard to the things seen not having come out of things appearing;
Hebrews 11 4
By faith, Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had
testimony given to him that he was righteous, God bearing witness with respect to his gifts; and through it he, being dead, still speaks.
By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained
testimony of being righteous, God bearing testimony to his gifts, and by it, having died,
he yet speaks.
by faith a better sacrifice did Abel offer to God than Cain, through which he was
testified to be righteous, God testifying of his gifts, and through it, he being
dead, doth yet speak.
Hebrews 11 5
By faith, Enoch was translated, so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God translated him. For he has had testimony given to him that before his translation he had been well pleasing to God.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because
God had translated him; for before [his] translation he has the testimony that he had
pleased God.
By faith Enoch was translated -- not to see death, and was not found, because God
did translate him; for before his translation he had been testified to -- that he had
pleased God well,
Hebrews 11 6
Without faith it is impossible to be well pleasing to him, for he who comes to God must believe that he exists, and that he is a rewarder of those who seek him.
But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]. For he that draws near to God must
believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them who seek him out.
and apart from faith it is impossible to please well, for it behoveth him who is
coming to God to believe that He is, and to those seeking Him He becometh a
rewarder.
Hebrews 11 7
By faith, Noah, being warned about things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his house, through which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
By faith, Noah, oracularly warned concerning things not yet seen, moved with fear,
prepared an ark for the saving of his house; by which he condemned the world, and
became heir of the righteousness which [is] according to faith.
By faith Noah, having been divinely warned concerning the things not yet seen,
having feared, did prepare an ark to the salvation of his house, through which he
did condemn the world, and of the righteousness according to faith he became
heir.
Hebrews 11 8
By faith, Abraham, when he was called, obeyed to go out to the place which he was to receive for  an inheritance. He went out, not knowing where he went.
By faith Abraham, being called, obeyed to go out into the place which he was to receive
for an inheritance, and went out, not knowing where he was going.
By faith Abraham, being called, did obey, to go forth to the place that he was
about to receive for an inheritance, and he went forth, not knowing whither he
doth go;
Hebrews 11 9
By faith, he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a land not his own, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.
By faith he sojourned as a stranger in the land of promise as a foreign country, having
dwelt in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with [him] of the same promise;
by faith he did sojourn in the land of the promise as a strange country, in
tabernacles having dwelt with Isaac and Jacob, fellow-heirs of the same promise,
Hebrews 11 10
For he looked for the city which has the foundations, whose builder and maker is God.
for he waited for the city which has foundations, of which God is [the] artificer and
constructor.
for he was looking for the city having the foundations, whose artificer and
constructor [is] God.
Hebrews 11 11
By faith, even Sarah herself received power to conceive, and she bore a child when she was past age, since she counted him faithful who had promised.
By faith also Sarah herself received strength for [the] conception of seed, and [that]
beyond a seasonable age; since she counted him faithful who promised.
By faith also Sarah herself did receive power to conceive seed, and she bare after
the time of life, seeing she did judge Him faithful who did promise;
Hebrews 11 12
Therefore they were fathered by one, and him as good as dead, as many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as innumerable as the sand which is by the sea shore.
Wherefore also there have been born of one, and that of one become dead, even as the
stars of heaven in multitude, and as the countless sand which [is] by the sea shore.
wherefore, also from one were begotten -- and that of one who had become dead --
as the stars of the heaven in multitude, and as sand that [is] by the sea-shore -- the
innumerable.
Hebrews 11 13
These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them and embraced them from afar, and having confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
All these died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them from afar
off and embraced [them], and confessed that they were strangers and sojourners on the
earth.
In faith died all these, not having received the promises, but from afar having
seen them, and having been persuaded, and having saluted [them], and having
confessed that strangers and sojourners they are upon the earth,
Hebrews 11 14
For those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking after a country of their own.
For they who say such things shew clearly that they seek [their] country.
for those saying such things make manifest that they seek a country;
Hebrews 11 15
If indeed they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had enough time to return.
And if they had called to mind that from whence they went out, they had had opportunity
to have returned;
and if, indeed, they had been mindful of that from which they came forth, they
might have had an opportunity to return,
Hebrews 11 16
But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.
but now they seek a better, that is, a heavenly; wherefore God is not ashamed of them, to
be called their God; for he has prepared for them a city.
but now they long for a better, that is, an heavenly, wherefore God is not ashamed
of them, to be called their God, for He did prepare for them a city.
Hebrews 11 17
By faith, Abraham, being tested, offered up Isaac. Yes, he who had gladly received the promises was offering up his one and only son;
By faith Abraham, [when] tried, offered up Isaac, and he who had received to himself the
promises offered up his only begotten [son],
By faith Abraham hath offered up Isaac, being tried, and the only begotten he did
offer up who did receive the promises,
Hebrews 11 18
even he to whom it was said, "In Isaac will your seed be called;"
as to whom it had been said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called:
of whom it was said -- `In Isaac shall a seed be called to thee;`
Hebrews 11 19
accounting that God is able to raise up, even from the dead. Figuratively speaking, he also did receive him back from the dead.
counting that God [was] able to raise [him] even from among [the] dead, whence also he
received him in a figure.
reckoning that even out of the dead God is able to raise up, whence also in a
figure he did receive [him].
Hebrews 11 20
By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau, even concerning things to come.
By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.
By faith, concerning coming things, Isaac did bless Jacob and Esau;
Hebrews 11 21
By faith, Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshipped, leaning on the top of his staff.
By faith Jacob [when] dying blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshipped on the top
of his staff.
by faith Jacob dying -- each of the sons of Joseph did bless, and did bow down upon
the top of his staff;
Hebrews 11 22
By faith, Joseph, when his end was near, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel; and gave instructions concerning his bones.
By faith Joseph [when] dying called to mind the going forth of the sons of Israel, and gave
commandment concerning his bones.
by faith, Joseph dying, concerning the outgoing of the sons of Israel did make
mention, and concerning his bones did give command.
Hebrews 11 23
By faith, Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that he was a beautiful child, and they were not afraid of the king`s commandment.
By faith Moses, being born, was hid three months by his parents, because they saw the
child beautiful; and they did not fear the injunction of the king.
By faith Moses, having been born, was hid three months by his parents, because
they saw the child comely, and were not afraid of the decree of the king;
Hebrews 11 24
By faith, Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh`s daughter, By faith Moses, when he had become great, refused to be called son of Pharaoh`s daughter;
by faith Moses, having become great, did refuse to be called a son of the daughter
of Pharaoh,
Hebrews 11 25
choosing rather to share ill treatment with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;
choosing rather to suffer affliction along with the people of God than to have [the]
temporary pleasure of sin;
having chosen rather to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have sin`s
pleasure for a season,
Hebrews 11 26
accounting the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he looked to the reward.
esteeming the reproach of the Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt, for he
had respect to the recompense.
greater wealth having reckoned the reproach of the Christ than the treasures in
Egypt, for he did look to the recompense of reward;
Hebrews 11 27
By faith, he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he persevered, as seeing him
who is invisible.
by faith he left Egypt behind, not having been afraid of the wrath of the king, for,
as seeing the Invisible One -- he endured;
Hebrews 11 28
By faith, he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of the
firstborn should not touch them.
By faith he celebrated the passover and the sprinkling of the blood, that the destroyer of
the firstborn might not touch them.
by faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of the blood, that He who is
destroying the first-born might not touch them.
Hebrews 11 29
By faith, they passed through the Red sea as by dry land. When the Egyptians tried to do so, they were swallowed up.
By faith they passed through the Red sea as through dry land; of which the Egyptians
having made trial were swallowed up.
By faith they did pass through the Red Sea as through dry land, which the
Egyptians having received a trial of, were swallowed up;
Hebrews 11 30
By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days.
By faith the walls of Jericho fell, having been encircled for seven days.
by faith the walls of Jericho did fall, having been surrounded for seven days;
Hebrews 11 31
By faith, Rahab, the prostitute, didn`t perish with those who were disobedient, having received the spies in peace.
By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with the unbelieving, having received the
spies in peace.
by faith Rahab the harlot did not perish with those who disbelieved, having
received the spies with peace.
Hebrews 11 32
What will I more say? For the time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets;
And what more do I say? For the time would fail me telling of Gideon, and Barak, and
Samson, and Jephthah, and David and Samuel, and of the prophets:
And what shall I yet say? for the time will fail me recounting about Gideon, Barak
also, and Samson, and Jephthah, David also, and Samuel, and the prophets,
Hebrews 11 33
who, through faith, subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
who by faith overcame kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped
lions` mouths,
who through faith did subdue kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained
promises, stopped mouths of lions,
Hebrews 11 34
quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, grew mighty in war, and turned to flight armies of aliens.
quenched [the] power of fire, escaped [the] edge of the sword, became strong out of
weakness, became mighty in war, made [the] armies of strangers give way.
quenched the power of fire, escaped the mouth of the sword, were made powerful
out of infirmities, became strong in battle, caused to give way camps of the aliens.
Hebrews 11 35
Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their
deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
Women received their dead again by resurrection; and others were tortured, not having
accepted deliverance, that they might get a better resurrection;
Women received by a rising again their dead, and others were tortured, not
accepting the redemption, that a better rising again they might receive,
Hebrews 11 36
Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.
and others underwent trial of mockings and scourgings, yea, and of bonds and
imprisonment.
and others of mockings and scourgings did receive trial, and yet of bonds and
imprisonment;
Hebrews 11 37
They were stoned. They were sawn apart. They were tempted. They were slain with the sword. They went around in sheepskins, in goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated
They were stoned, were sawn asunder, were tempted, died by the death of the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, destitute, afflicted, evil treated,
they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tried; in the killing of the
sword they died; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins -- being destitute,
afflicted, injuriously treated,
Hebrews 11 38
(of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.
(of whom the world was not worthy,) wandering in deserts and mountains, and [in] dens
and caverns of the earth.
of whom the world was not worthy; in deserts wandering, and [in] mountains, and
[in] caves, and [in] the holes of the earth;
Hebrews 11 39
These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn`t receive the promise,
And these all, having obtained witness through faith, did not receive the promise,
and these all, having been testified to through the faith, did not receive the
promise,
Hebrews 11 40
God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
God having foreseen some better thing for us, that they should not be made perfect
without us.
God for us something better having provided, that apart from us they might not
be made perfect.




Study Questions

What is faith? 11:1

What has God provided for us? 11:40