Jeremiah 51:50
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New International Version
You who have escaped the sword, leave and do not linger! Remember the LORD in a distant land, and call to mind Jerusalem."

New Living Translation
Get out, all you who have escaped the sword! Do not stand and watch--flee while you can! Remember the LORD, though you are in a far-off land, and think about your home in Jerusalem."

English Standard Version
“You who have escaped from the sword, go, do not stand still! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come into your mind:

New American Standard Bible
You who have escaped the sword, Depart! Do not stay! Remember the LORD from afar, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.

King James Bible
Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go and do not stand still! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to your mind.

International Standard Version
Go, you who escaped the sword! Don't stand around! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to your mind.

NET Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go, do not delay. Remember the LORD in a faraway land. Think about Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go, do not stand still; remember the LORD from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You people who escaped from the sword, leave! Don't just stand there. Remember the LORD in a distant land, and think about Jerusalem.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye that have escaped the sword, Go ye, stand not still; Remember the LORD from afar, And let Jerusalem come into your mind.

New American Standard 1977
You who have escaped the sword,
            Depart! Do not stay!
            Remember the LORD from afar,
            And let Jerusalem come to your mind.



Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, do not tarry: remember the LORD for many days, and remember Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

American King James Version
You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

American Standard Version
Ye that have escaped the sword, go ye, stand not still; remember Jehovah from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that have escaped the sword, come away, stand not still: remember the Lord afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye that have escaped the sword, go, stand not still: remember Jehovah from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

English Revised Version
Ye that have escaped the sword, go ye, stand not still; remember the LORD from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

World English Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go, don't stand still; remember Yahweh from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye escaped of the sword, go on, stand not, Remember ye from afar Jehovah, And let Jerusalem come up on your heart.

Study Bible
Instructions for the Exiles
49Indeed Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel, As also for Babylon the slain of all the earth have fallen. 50You who have escaped the sword, Depart! Do not stay! Remember the LORD from afar, And let Jerusalem come to your mind. 51We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; Disgrace has covered our faces, For aliens have entered The holy places of the LORD'S house.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:29
"But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.

Psalm 137:6
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth If I do not remember you, If I do not exalt Jerusalem Above my chief joy.

Jeremiah 44:28
'Those who escape the sword will return out of the land of Egypt to the land of Judah few in number. Then all the remnant of Judah who have gone to the land of Egypt to reside there will know whose word will stand, Mine or theirs.

Ezekiel 6:9
"Then those of you who escape will remember Me among the nations to which they will be carried captive, how I have been hurt by their adulterous hearts which turned away from Me, and by their eyes which played the harlot after their idols; and they will loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed, for all their abominations.
Treasury of Scripture

You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

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Jeremiah 51:6,45 Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: …

Jeremiah 31:21 Set you up markers, make you high heaps: set your heart toward the …

Jeremiah 44:28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the …

Jeremiah 50:8 Remove out of the middle of Babylon, and go forth out of the land …

Isaiah 48:20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice …

Isaiah 51:11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing …

Isaiah 52:2,11,12 Shake yourself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose …

Zechariah 2:7-9 Deliver yourself, O Zion, that dwell with the daughter of Babylon…

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my …

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Jeremiah 29:12-14 Then shall you call on me, and you shall go and pray to me, and I …

Deuteronomy 4:29-31 But if from there you shall seek the LORD your God, you shall find …

Deuteronomy 30:1-4 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come on you, …

Ezra 1:3-5 Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and …

Nehemiah 1:2-4 That Hanani, one of my brothers, came, he and certain men of Judah; …

Nehemiah 2:3-5 And said to the king, Let the king live for ever: why should not …

Psalm 102:13,14 You shall arise, and have mercy on Zion: for the time to favor her, …

Psalm 137:5,6 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning…

Daniel 9:2,3,16-19 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number …

Jerusalem

Psalm 122:6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love you.

(50) Ye that have escaped the sword . . .--The words call on the people to fulfil the prediction of Jeremiah 50:4-5. Even in that distant land, "afar off" from the Temple of Jehovah, they are to remember that they are Israelites, and to think of Jerusalem as their home. In Psalm 137:5-6 we have, as it were, by anticipation, the answer of the exiles. They had not forgotten Jerusalem in the revelry of their conquerors. They were not likely to forget her when their conquerors were, in their turn, conquered.

Verses 50-58. - Conclusion of the prophecy. Verse 50. - Ye that have escaped the sword. Evidently Jews are the persons addressed. It is not, however, perfectly clear whether the escape is from the sword of Babylon or from that of Divine vengeance. The parallel of Isaiah 24:14 would suggest the latter; but in the following verses the fall of Babylon is described as still to come. Stand not still. Lest ye be overtaken by the judgment. Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still,.... The Jews, who had escaped the sword of the Chaldeans when Jerusalem was taken, and were carried captive into Babylon, where they had remained to this time; and had also escaped the sword of the Medes and Persians, when Babylon was taken; these are bid to go away from Babylon, and go into their land, and not stay in Babylon, or linger there, as Lot in Sodom; or stop on the road, but make the best of their way to the land of Judea:

remember the Lord afar off; the worship of the Lord, as the Targum interprets it; the worship of the Lord in the sanctuary at Jerusalem, from which they were afar off at Babylon; and had been a long time, even seventy years, deprived of it, as Kimchi explains it:

and let Jerusalem come into your mind; that once famous city, the metropolis of the nation, that now lay in ruins; the temple that once stood in it, and the service of God there; that upon the remembrance of, and calling these to mind, they might be quickened and stirred up to hasten thither, and rebuild the city and temple, and restore the worship of God. It is not easy to say whose words these are, whether the words of the prophet, or of the Lord by him; or of the inhabitants of the heavens and earth, whose song may be here continued, and in it thus address the Jews. 50. escaped … sword—namely, of the Medes. So great will be the slaughter that even some of God's people shall be involved in it, as they had deserved.

afar off—though ye are banished far off from where ye used formerly to worship God.

let Jerusalem come into your mind—While in exile remember your temple and city, so as to prefer them to all the rest of the world wherever ye may be (Isa 62:6).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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