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

New Living Translation
Many nations and great kings will enslave the Babylonians, just as they enslaved my people. I will punish them in proportion to the suffering they cause my people."

English Standard Version
For many nations and great kings shall make slaves even of them, and I will recompense them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.”

New American Standard Bible
'(For many nations and great kings will make slaves of them, even them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds and according to the work of their hands.)'"

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For many nations and great kings will enslave them, and I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.'"

International Standard Version
Indeed many nations and great kings will make slaves even of them, and I'll repay them according to their deeds, according to what they have done.'"

NET Bible
For many nations and great kings will make slaves of the king of Babylon and his nation too. I will repay them for all they have done!'"

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

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many nations and great kings will make slaves of the people of Babylon, and I will pay them back for what they have done."

JPS Tanakh 1917
For many nations and great kings shall make bondmen of them also; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their own hands.

New American Standard 1977
‘(For many nations and great kings shall make slaves of them, even them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.)’”

Jubilee Bible 2000
For many Gentiles and great kings shall serve themselves of them also; and I will recompense them according to their deeds and according to the works of their own hands.

King James 2000 Bible
For many nations and great kings shall be served by them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.

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

American Standard Version
For many nations and great kings shall make bondmen of them, even of them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they have served them, whereas they were many nations, and great kings: and I will repay them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their hands.

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

English Revised Version
For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them, even of them: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the work of their hands.

Webster's Bible Translation
For many nations and great kings shall reduce them to subjection also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands.

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

Young's Literal Translation
For laid service on them -- also them -- have many nations and great kings, and I have given recompence to them according to their doing, and according to the work of their hands.
Study Bible
The Destruction of Babylon
13'I will bring upon that land all My words which I have pronounced against it, all that is written in this book which Jeremiah has prophesied against all the nations. 14(For many nations and great kings will make slaves of them, even them; and I will recompense them according to their deeds and according to the work of their hands.)'" 15For thus the LORD, the God of Israel, says to me, "Take this cup of the wine of wrath from My hand and cause all the nations to whom I send you to drink it.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 27:7
"All the nations shall serve him and his son and his grandson until the time of his own land comes; then many nations and great kings will make him their servant.

Jeremiah 50:9
"For behold, I am going to arouse and bring up against Babylon A horde of great nations from the land of the north, And they will draw up their battle lines against her; From there she will be taken captive. Their arrows will be like an expert warrior Who does not return empty-handed.

Jeremiah 50:41
"Behold, a people is coming from the north, And a great nation and many kings Will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.

Jeremiah 51:6
Flee from the midst of Babylon, And each of you save his life! Do not be destroyed in her punishment, For this is the LORD'S time of vengeance; He is going to render recompense to her.

Jeremiah 51:24
"But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:27
Lift up a signal in the land, Blow a trumpet among the nations! Consecrate the nations against her, Summon against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz; Appoint a marshal against her, Bring up the horses like bristly locusts.

Jeremiah 51:28
Consecrate the nations against her, The kings of the Medes, Their governors and all their prefects, And every land of their dominion.

Hosea 9:7
The days of punishment have come, The days of retribution have come; Let Israel know this! The prophet is a fool, The inspired man is demented, Because of the grossness of your iniquity, And because your hostility is so great.
Treasury of Scripture

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

many.

Jeremiah 27:7 And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, …

Jeremiah 50:9,41 For, see, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly …

Jeremiah 51:6,27,28 Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: …

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

Isaiah 45:1-3 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I …

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

Habakkuk 2:8-16 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people …

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Jeremiah 50:29-34 Call together the archers against Babylon: all you that bend the …

Jeremiah 51:6,20-27,35-41 Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: …

Psalm 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, …

Isaiah 66:6 A voice of noise from the city, a voice from the temple, a voice …

Revelation 18:20-24 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; …

(14) Shall serve themselves of them.--Better, shall make them their servants. The English "serve themselves" (a Gallicism in common use in the seventeenth century), which occurs again in Jeremiah 27:7, is now ambiguous, and hardly conveys the force of the original. What is meant is that the law of retribution will in due time be seen in its action upon those who were now masters of the world. The thought is the same as that expressed in the familiar "Grcia capta ferum victorem cepit" of Horace (Ep II. i., 156).

Verse 14. - For many nations... shall serve themselves of them else; i.e. put forced labor upon them also. The same phrase is used of the conduct of the Egyptians to the Israelites (Exodus 1:14). Of them also; and "also" suggests that the calamity of the Chaldeans is a retribution (comp. Isaiah 66:4), as the next clause, in harmony with Jeremiah 50:29, 51:24, emphatically declares. For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also,.... Take their cities, seize upon the kingdoms, spoil them of their wealth and riches, and bring them into servitude to them: these "many nations", which should and did do all this, were the Medes and Persians, and those that were subject to them, or were their allies and auxiliaries in this expedition; and the "great kings" were Cyrus and Darius, and those that were confederate with them:

and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands; as they have done to others, it shall be done to them; as they have served themselves of other nations, other nations shall serve themselves of them; as they have cruelly used others, they shall be used with cruelty themselves; and as they have made other countries desolate, their land shall become desolate also; not only their tyranny and cruelty, but all their other sins, shall receive a just recompence of reward. 14. serve themselves—(Jer 27:7; 30:8; 34:10). Avail themselves of their services as slaves.

them also—the Chaldees, who heretofore have made other nations their slaves, shall themselves also in their turn be slaves to them. Maurer translates, "shall impose servitude on them, even them."

recompense them—namely, the Chaldees and other nations against whom Jeremiah had prophesied (Jer 25:13), as having oppressed the Jews.

their deeds—rather, "deed," namely, their bad treatment of the Jews (Jer 50:29; 51:6, 24; compare 2Ch 36:17).25:8-14 The fixing of the time during which the Jewish captivity should last, would not only confirm the prophecy, but also comfort the people of God, and encourage faith and prayer. The ruin of Babylon is foretold: the rod will be thrown into the fire when the correcting work is done. When the set time to favour Zion is come, Babylon shall be punished for their iniquity, as other nations have been punished for their sins. Every threatening of the Scripture will certainly be accomplished.
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