Jeremiah 51:26
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New International Version
No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate forever," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
You will be desolate forever. Even your stones will never again be used for building. You will be completely wiped out," says the LORD.

English Standard Version
No stone shall be taken from you for a corner and no stone for a foundation, but you shall be a perpetual waste, declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"They will not take from you even a stone for a corner Nor a stone for foundations, But you will be desolate forever," declares the LORD.

King James Bible
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No one will be able to retrieve a cornerstone or a foundation stone from you, because you will become desolate forever. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
They won't get a cornerstone or a foundation stone from you, because you will be a wasteland forever," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
No one will use any of your stones as a cornerstone. No one will use any of them in the foundation of his house. For you will lie desolate forever," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People won't find any stones in you to use as a cornerstone. They won't find any stones in you to use for a foundation. You will become permanent ruins," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, Nor a stone for foundations; But thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“And they will not take from you even a stone for a corner
            Nor a stone for foundations,
            But you will be desolate forever,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate forever, says the LORD.

American King James Version
And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall not take of thee a stone for the corner, nor a stone for foundations, but thou shalt be destroyed for ever, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
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.

Young's Literal Translation
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.
Study Bible
Babylon's Punishment
25"Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, Who destroys the whole earth," declares the LORD, "And I will stretch out My hand against you, And roll you down from the crags, And I will make you a burnt out mountain. 26"They will not take from you even a stone for a corner Nor a stone for foundations, But you will be desolate forever," declares the LORD. 27Lift 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.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the beauty of kingdoms, the glory of the Chaldeans' pride, Will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 50:13
"Because of the indignation of the LORD she will not be inhabited, But she will be completely desolate; Everyone who passes by Babylon will be horrified And will hiss because of all her wounds.

Jeremiah 51:29
So the land quakes and writhes, For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand, To make the land of Babylon A desolation without inhabitants.
Treasury of Scripture

And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, said the LORD.

shall not

Jeremiah 51:37,43 And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for dragons, an …

Jeremiah 50:12,13 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bore you shall be …

Isaiah 13:19-22 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, …

Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: …

desolate for ever [heb] everlasting desolations

Jeremiah 50:40,41 As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, …

Isaiah 34:8-17 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses …

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

(26) They shall not take of thee a stone for a corner.--The prophet uses general language applicable to any city destroyed by fire, without noting the special fact that Babylon was built of bricks.

Verse 26. - And they shall not take of thee, etc. "Of thee," i.e. "of the Babylonian power" personified - not "of Babylon," which was built of brick, not of stone. The figure of the mountain is still preserved. And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations,.... Signifying that it should be so utterly consumed by fire, that there should not be a stone left fit to be put into any new building, especially to be a corner or a foundation stone. The Targum understands it figuratively,

"and they shall not take of thee a king for a kingdom, and a ruler for government:''

but thou shall be desolate for ever, saith the Lord; see Jeremiah 50:39. 26. corner … stone … foundations—The corner-stone was the most important one in the building, the foundation-stones came next in importance (Eph 2:20). So the sense is, even as there shall be no stones useful for building left of thee, so no leading prince, or governors, shall come forth from thy inhabitants.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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