Jeremiah 50:27
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New International Version
Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter! Woe to them! For their day has come, the time for them to be punished.

New Living Translation
Destroy even her young bulls--it will be terrible for them, too! Slaughter them all! For Babylon's day of reckoning has come.

English Standard Version
Kill all her bulls; let them go down to the slaughter. Woe to them, for their day has come, the time of their punishment.

New American Standard Bible
Put all her young bulls to the sword; Let them go down to the slaughter! Woe be upon them, for their day has come, The time of their punishment.

King James Bible
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Put all her young bulls to the sword; let them go down to the slaughter. Woe to them, because their day has come, the time of their punishment.

International Standard Version
Put all her bulls to the sword, let them go down to the slaughter. How terrible for them because their day has come, the time of their judgment.

NET Bible
Kill all her soldiers! Let them be slaughtered! They are doomed, for their day of reckoning has come, the time for them to be punished."

New Heart English Bible
Kill all her bulls; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them. for their day has come, the time of their visitation."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Kill all their young bulls. Let them go to be slaughtered. How horrible it will be for them when their time has come, the time for them to be punished.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Slay all her bullocks, let them go down to the slaughter; Woe unto them! for their day is come, The time of their visitation.

New American Standard 1977
Put all her young bulls to the sword;
            Let them go down to the slaughter!
            Woe be upon them, for their day has come,
            The time of their punishment.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter. Woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

King James 2000 Bible
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day has come, the time of their punishment.

American King James Version
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

American Standard Version
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Destroy all her valiant men, let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them, for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Darby Bible Translation
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

English Revised Version
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Webster's Bible Translation
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

World English Bible
Kill all her bulls; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Young's Literal Translation
Slay all her kine, they go down to slaughter, Woe is on them, for come hath their day, The time of their inspection.
Study Bible
The Destruction of Babylon
26Come to her from the farthest border; Open up her barns, Pile her up like heaps And utterly destroy her, Let nothing be left to her. 27Put all her young bulls to the sword; Let them go down to the slaughter! Woe be upon them, for their day has come, The time of their punishment. 28There is a sound of fugitives and refugees from the land of Babylon, To declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, Vengeance for His temple.…
Cross References
Job 18:20
"Those in the west are appalled at his fate, And those in the east are seized with horror.

Psalm 37:13
The Lord laughs at him, For He sees his day is coming.

Isaiah 34:7
Wild oxen will also fall with them And young bulls with strong ones; Thus their land will be soaked with blood, And their dust become greasy with fat.

Jeremiah 12:3
But You know me, O LORD; You see me; And You examine my heart's attitude toward You. Drag them off like sheep for the slaughter And set them apart for a day of carnage!

Jeremiah 25:34
"Wail, you shepherds, and cry; And wallow in ashes, you masters of the flock; For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions have come, And you will fall like a choice vessel.

Jeremiah 46:21
"Also her mercenaries in her midst Are like fattened calves, For even they too have turned back and have fled away together; They did not stand their ground. For the day of their calamity has come upon them, The time of their punishment.

Jeremiah 48:10
"Cursed be the one who does the LORD'S work negligently, And cursed be the one who restrains his sword from blood.

Jeremiah 48:15
"Moab has been destroyed and men have gone up to his cities; His choicest young men have also gone down to the slaughter," Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 48:44
"The one who flees from the terror Will fall into the pit, And the one who climbs up out of the pit Will be caught in the snare; For I shall bring upon her, even upon Moab, The year of their punishment," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:40
"I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams together with male goats.
Treasury of Scripture

Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

bullocks

Jeremiah 50:11 Because you were glad, because you rejoiced, O you destroyers of …

Jeremiah 46:21 Also her hired men are in the middle of her like fatted bullocks; …

Psalm 22:12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

Isaiah 34:7 And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with …

Ezekiel 39:17-20 And, you son of man, thus said the Lord GOD; Speak to every feathered …

their day

Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord GOD of …

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

Jeremiah 48:44 He that flees from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that …

Psalm 37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.

Lamentations 1:21 They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all my …

Ezekiel 7:5-7 Thus said the Lord GOD; An evil, an only evil, behold, is come…

Revelation 16:17-19 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there …

Revelation 18:10 Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas …

(27) Slay all her bullocks.--The words are probably to be taken figuratively of the captains and men of war of Babylon, as in Psalm 22:12; Isaiah 34:7; Jeremiah 48:15 (see Note), and Jeremiah 51:40.

Verse 27. - In this verse we are told that the kherem, i.e. the Divine ban, falls upon the entire male population, as in the holy wars of Joshua (Joshua 6:21; Joshua 11:11, 20). All her bullocks. As in Jeremiah 51:40 and Isaiah 34:6, the doomed people is likened to sacrificial victims (comp. Jeremiah 46:10). The same fact is described without figure in Jeremiah 48:15. Go down to the slaughter; i.e. be forced down to the slaughtering trough. Slay all her bullocks,.... Or, "all her mighty ones", as the Targum and Vulgate Latin version; her princes and great men, as Jarchi, Kimchi, and Abarbinel; compared to bullocks for their strength, fatness, and fierceness; see Psalm 22:12; this may well be applied to the slaughter of kings, captains, and mighty men, at the battle of Armageddon, Revelation 19:18;

let them go down to the slaughter; to the place slaughter, as oxen do, insensible, and whether they will or not:

woe unto them, for their day is come, the time of their visitation; the time of their destruction, of visiting or punishing them for their sins, appointed by the Lord, which they could not pass; and so a woeful and dreadful time to them. 27. bullocks—that is, princes and strong warriors (Jer 46:21; Ps 22:12; Isa 34:7).

go down to … slaughter—The slaughterhouses lay low beside the river; therefore it is said, "go down"; appropriate to Babylon on the Euphrates, the avenue through which the slaughterers entered the city.50:21-32 The forces are mustered and empowered to destroy Babylon. Let them do what God demands, and they shall bring to pass what he threatens. The pride of men's hearts sets God against them, and ripens them apace for ruin. Babylon's pride must be her ruin; she has been proud against the Holy One of Israel; who can keep those up whom God will throw down?
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