Jeremiah 51:18
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New International Version
They are worthless, the objects of mockery; when their judgment comes, they will perish.

New Living Translation
Idols are worthless; they are ridiculous lies! On the day of reckoning they will all be destroyed.

English Standard Version
They are worthless, a work of delusion; at the time of their punishment they shall perish.

New American Standard Bible
They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish.

King James Bible
They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They are worthless, a work to be mocked. At the time of their punishment they will be destroyed.

International Standard Version
They're worthless, a work of mockery, and when the time of punishment comes, they'll perish.

NET Bible
They are worthless, objects to be ridiculed. When the time comes to punish them, they will be destroyed.

New Heart English Bible
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They can't breathe. They are worthless jokes. When they are punished, they will disappear.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They are vanity, a work of delusion; In the time of their visitation they shall perish,

New American Standard 1977
They are worthless, a work of mockery;
            In the time of their punishment they will perish.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They are vanity, the work of errors; in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

King James 2000 Bible
They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their judgment they shall perish.

American King James Version
They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

American Standard Version
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are vain works, and worthy to be laughed at, in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Darby Bible Translation
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

English Revised Version
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Webster's Bible Translation
They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

World English Bible
They are vanity, a work of delusion: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

Young's Literal Translation
Vanity are they -- work of errors, In the time of their inspection they perish.
Study Bible
Song of Praise
17All mankind is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols, For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them. 18They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish. 19The portion of Jacob is not like these; For the Maker of all is He, And of the tribe of His inheritance; The LORD of hosts is His name.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 10:14
Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, And there is no breath in them.

Jeremiah 10:15
They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish.

Jeremiah 18:15
'For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,
Treasury of Scripture

They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

vanity

Jeremiah 10:8,15 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine …

Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like …

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Jeremiah 43:12,13 And I will kindle a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt; and …

Jeremiah 46:25 The LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, said; Behold, I will punish …

Jeremiah 48:7 For because you have trusted in your works and in your treasures, …

Jeremiah 50:2 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; …

Exodus 12:12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite …

Isaiah 19:1 The burden of Egypt. Behold, the LORD rides on a swift cloud, and …

Isaiah 46:1 Bel bows down, Nebo stoops, their idols were on the beasts, and on …

Zephaniah 2:11 The LORD will be terrible to them: for he will famish all the gods …

They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. See Gill on Jeremiah 10:15. 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.
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