Jeremiah 51:14
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
The LORD Almighty has sworn by himself: I will surely fill you with troops, as with a swarm of locusts, and they will shout in triumph over you.

New Living Translation
The LORD of Heaven's Armies has taken this vow and has sworn to it by his own name: "Your cities will be filled with enemies, like fields swarming with locusts, and they will shout in triumph over you."

English Standard Version
The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself: Surely I will fill you with men, as many as locusts, and they shall raise the shout of victory over you.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD of hosts has sworn by Himself: "Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts, And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you."

King James Bible
The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD of Hosts has sworn by Himself: I will fill you up with men as with locusts, and they will sing the victory song over you.

International Standard Version
The LORD of the Heavenly Armies has sworn by himself: "I'll surely fill you with soldiers like a swarm of locusts, and they'll sing songs of victory over you."

NET Bible
The LORD who rules over all has solemnly sworn, 'I will fill your land with enemy soldiers. They will swarm over it like locusts. They will raise up shouts of victory over it.'

New Heart English Bible
The LORD 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."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD of Armies has taken an oath on himself: "I will certainly fill you with many enemy armies. They will swarm like locusts. People will shout their victory over you."

JPS Tanakh 1917
The LORD of hosts hath sworn by Himself: Surely I will fill thee with men, as with the canker-worm, And they shall lift up a shout against thee.

New American Standard 1977
The LORD of hosts has sworn by Himself:
            “Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts,
            And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD of the hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men as with locusts; and they shall sing the song of the winepress against thee.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with locusts; and they shall lift up a shout against you.

American King James Version
The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout against you.

American Standard Version
Jehovah of hosts hath sworn by himself,'saying , Surely I will fill thee with men, as with the canker-worm; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying : I will fill thee with men as with locusts, and they shall lift up a joyful shout against thee.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with the cankerworm; and they shall lift up a shout against thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall raise a shout against thee.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
Severe Judgment against Babylon
13O you who dwell by many waters, Abundant in treasures, Your end has come, The measure of your end. 14The LORD of hosts has sworn by Himself: "Surely I will fill you with a population like locusts, And they will cry out with shouts of victory over you." 15It is He who made the earth by His power, Who established the world by His wisdom, And by His understanding He stretched out the heavens.…
Cross References
Psalm 105:34
He spoke, and locusts came, And young locusts, even without number,

Jeremiah 49:13
"For I have sworn by Myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins."

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.

Amos 6:8
The Lord GOD has sworn by Himself, the LORD God of hosts has declared: "I loathe the arrogance of Jacob, And detest his citadels; Therefore I will deliver up the city and all it contains."

Nahum 3:15
There fire will consume you, The sword will cut you down; It will consume you as the locust does. Multiply yourself like the creeping locust, Multiply yourself like the swarming locust.
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD of hosts has sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill you with men, as with caterpillars; and they shall lift up a shout against you.

sworn

Jeremiah 49:13 For I have sworn by myself, said the LORD, that Bozrah shall become …

Amos 6:8 The Lord GOD has sworn by himself, said the LORD the God of hosts, …

Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no …

himself [heb] his soul
as with

Jeremiah 46:23 They shall cut down her forest, said the LORD, though it cannot be …

Judges 6:5 For they came up with their cattle and their tents, and they came …

Joel 1:4-7 That which the palmerworm has left has the locust eaten; and that …

Joel 2:3,4 A fire devours before them; and behind them a flame burns: the land …

Nahum 3:15-17 There shall the fire devour you; the sword shall cut you off, it …

lift up [heb] utter

Jeremiah 50:15 Shout against her round about: she has given her hand: her foundations …

(14) The Lord of hosts hath sworn by himself.--This is, as in Jeremiah 49:13; Amos 6:8, the most solemn form of affirmation. Compare Hebrews 6:13, and Note on Jeremiah 49:13.

Surely I will fill thee with men, as with Caterpillers.--Better, with grasshoppers or locusts, the fullest type of the swarms of the destroyer (Nahum 3:15). The "Surely" answers to the Hebrew "For if," as giving the condition on which the shouting depends.

They shall lift up a shout against thee.--The thought is the same as in Jeremiah 25:30. The "shout" is that of those who tread the grapes in the wine-press, and that, as in Isaiah 63:2-3, is the received symbol of conquest and destruction.

Verse 14. - Surely I will fill thee, etc. This is the rendering of Hitzig and Graf; the enemies are compared to locusts, as in Jeremiah 46:23. But the expression, "to fill a city with men," is more naturally taken of the increase of the population of the city; and it is better to render, with Ewald and Keil, "Even though [or, 'Surely even though'] I have filled thee with men, as with locusts, they shall raise over thee the cheer of the vintage;" i.e. the millions of Babylon's population will not save her from the most utter ruin. For the vintage cheer, see on Jeremiah 25:30; and for the figures, see especially, Isaiah 63:1-6. The Lord hath sworn by himself, saying,.... Or, "by his soul" or "life" (q); which is himself, than which he cannot swear by a greater, Hebrews 6:13; and the certain performance of what he swears unto need not be doubted of; and indeed the design of the oath is to assure of the truth of the thing, about which, after this, there ought to be no hesitation:

surely I fill thee with men as with caterpillars; or "locusts" (r); march in vast numbers, and make sad desolation where they come; and to which a numerous army may fitly be compared; and which are here meant, even the army of Cyrus, that should enter Babylon, and fill it, as it did. So the Targum,

"the Lord of hosts hath sworn by his word, if I fill them with armies of many people as locusts:''

and they shall lift up a shout against thee; as soldiers, when they make the onset in battle; or as besiegers, when they make their attack on a city; or as when grape gatherers bring in their vintage, or tread out their wine, to which the allusion is: it signifies that her enemies should get an entire victory, and triumph over her.

(q) "per animam suam", Pagninus, Cocceius, Schmidt. (r) "ut, vel quasi brucho", V. L. Cocceius, Montanus, Grotius, Schmidt. 14. by himself—literally, "by His soul" (2Sa 15:21; Heb 6:13).

fill … with caterpillars—locusts (Na 3:15). Numerous as are the citizens of Babylon, the invaders shall be more numerous.51:1-58 The particulars of this prophecy are dispersed and interwoven, and the same things left and returned to again. Babylon is abundant in treasures, yet neither her waters nor her wealth shall secure her. Destruction comes when they did not think of it. Wherever we are, in the greatest depths, at the greatest distances, we are to remember the Lord our God; and in the times of the greatest fears and hopes, it is most needful to remember the Lord. The feeling excited by Babylon's fall is the same with the New Testament Babylon, Re 18:9,19. The ruin of all who support idolatry, infidelity, and superstition, is needful for the revival of true godliness; and the threatening prophecies of Scripture yield comfort in this view. The great seat of antichristian tyranny, idolatry, and superstition, the persecutor of true Christians, is as certainly doomed to destruction as ancient Babylon. Then will vast multitudes mourn for sin, and seek the Lord. Then will the lost sheep of the house of Israel be brought back to the fold of the good Shepherd, and stray no more. And the exact fulfilment of these ancient prophecies encourages us to faith in all the promises and prophecies of the sacred Scriptures.
Jump to Previous
Almighty Armies Assuredly Canker Cankerworm Canker-Worm Caterpillars Caterpillers Cry Fill Filled Full Hosts Lift Oath Population Raise Shout Shouts Surely Swarm Sworn Triumph Victory Voices Worm
Jump to Next
Almighty Armies Assuredly Canker Cankerworm Canker-Worm Caterpillars Caterpillers Cry Fill Filled Full Hosts Lift Oath Population Raise Shout Shouts Surely Swarm Sworn Triumph Victory Voices Worm
Links
Jeremiah 51:14 NIV
Jeremiah 51:14 NLT
Jeremiah 51:14 ESV
Jeremiah 51:14 NASB
Jeremiah 51:14 KJV

Jeremiah 51:14 Biblia Paralela
Jeremiah 51:14 Chinese Bible
Jeremiah 51:14 French Bible
Jeremiah 51:14 German Bible

Alphabetical: a Almighty and as by cry fill has himself hosts I in like locusts LORD men of out over population shout shouts surely swarm sworn The they triumph victory will with you

OT Prophets: Jeremiah 51:14 Yahweh of Armies has sworn by himself (Jer.) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Jeremiah 51:13
Top of Page
Top of Page