Jeremiah 51:32
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New International Version
the river crossings seized, the marshes set on fire, and the soldiers terrified."

New Living Translation
All the escape routes are blocked. The marshes have been set aflame, and the army is in a panic.

English Standard Version
the fords have been seized, the marshes are burned with fire, and the soldiers are in panic.

New American Standard Bible
The fords also have been seized, And they have burned the marshes with fire, And the men of war are terrified.

King James Bible
And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The fords have been seized, the marshes set on fire, and the soldiers are terrified.

International Standard Version
The fords have been captured, and the marshes burned with fire. The soldiers are terrified.

NET Bible
They will report that the fords have been captured, the reed marshes have been burned, the soldiers are terrified.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The river crossings have been taken. The enemy has burned its marshes, and its soldiers are terrified.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the fords are seized, And the castles they have burned with fire, And the men of war are affrighted.

New American Standard 1977
The fords also have been seized,
            And they have burned the marshes with fire,
            And the men of war are terrified.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the fords were taken, and they have burned the reeds with fire, and the men of war were astounded.

King James 2000 Bible
And that the fords are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are terrified.

American King James Version
And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

American Standard Version
and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that the fords are taken, and the marshes are burnt with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

Darby Bible Translation
and the passages are seized, and the reedy places are burnt with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

English Revised Version
and the passages are surprised, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

Webster's Bible Translation
And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

World English Bible
and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are frightened.

Young's Literal Translation
And the passages have been captured, And the reeds they have burnt with fire, And the men of war have been troubled.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Study Bible
Babylon's Punishment
31One courier runs to meet another, And one messenger to meet another, To tell the king of Babylon That his city has been captured from end to end; 32The fords also have been seized, And they have burned the marshes with fire, And the men of war are terrified. 33For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor At the time it is stamped firm; Yet in a little while the time of harvest will come for her."…
Cross References
Isaiah 47:14
"Behold, they have become like stubble, Fire burns them; They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame; There will be no coal to warm by Nor a fire to sit before!

Jeremiah 50:38
"A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they are mad over fearsome idols.

Jeremiah 51:31
One courier runs to meet another, And one messenger to meet another, To tell the king of Babylon That his city has been captured from end to end;

Jeremiah 51:33
For thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: "The daughter of Babylon is like a threshing floor At the time it is stamped firm; Yet in a little while the time of harvest will come for her."

Jeremiah 52:7
Then the city was broken into, and all the men of war fled and went forth from the city at night by way of the gate between the two walls which was by the king's garden, though the Chaldeans were all around the city. And they went by way of the Arabah.
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And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

the passages

Jeremiah 50:38 A drought is on her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is …

Isaiah 44:27 That said to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers:

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Jeremiah 51:30 The mighty men of Babylon have declined to fight, they have remained …

Jeremiah 50:37 A sword is on their horses, and on their chariots, and on all the …

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