Jeremiah 51:56
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New International Version
A destroyer will come against Babylon; her warriors will be captured, and their bows will be broken. For the LORD is a God of retribution; he will repay in full.

New Living Translation
Destroying armies come against Babylon. Her mighty men are captured, and their weapons break in their hands. For the LORD is a God who gives just punishment; he always repays in full.

English Standard Version
for a destroyer has come upon her, upon Babylon; her warriors are taken; their bows are broken in pieces, for the LORD is a God of recompense; he will surely repay.

New American Standard Bible
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay.

King James Bible
Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
for a destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon. Her warriors will be captured, their bows shattered, for the LORD is a God of retribution; He will certainly repay.

International Standard Version
Indeed, the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon. Her warriors are captured, and her bows are broken. For the LORD is a God of recompense, and he will repay in full.

NET Bible
For a destroyer is attacking Babylon. Her warriors will be captured; their bows will be broken. For the LORD is a God who punishes; he pays back in full.

New Heart English Bible
for the destroyer has come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for the LORD is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A destroyer will attack Babylon, its soldiers will be captured, and their bows and arrows will be broken. "I, the LORD, am a God who punishes evil. I will certainly punish them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, And her mighty men are taken, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompenses, He will surely requite.

New American Standard 1977
For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon,
            And her mighty men will be captured,
            Their bows are shattered;
            For the LORD is a God of recompense,
            He will fully repay.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because the destroyer is come against her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bow is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite.

King James 2000 Bible
Because the plunderer has come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, everyone of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely repay.

American King James Version
Because the spoiler is come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite.

American Standard Version
for the destroyer is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Jehovah is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the spoiler is come upon her, that is, upon Babylon, and her valiant men are taken, and their bow is weakened, because the Lord, who is a strong revenger, will surely repay.

Darby Bible Translation
For the spoiler is come against her, against Babylon, and her mighty men are taken; their bows are broken in pieces; for Jehovah, the God of recompences, will certainly requite.

English Revised Version
for the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces: for the LORD is a God of recompences, he shall surely requite.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite.

World English Bible
for the destroyer is come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Yahweh is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite.

Young's Literal Translation
For come in against it -- against Babylon -- hath a spoiler, And captured have been its mighty ones, Broken have been their bows, For the God of recompences -- Jehovah -- doth certainly repay.
Study Bible
Instructions for the Exiles
55For the LORD is going to destroy Babylon, And He will make her loud noise vanish from her. And their waves will roar like many waters; The tumult of their voices sounds forth. 56For the destroyer is coming against her, against Babylon, And her mighty men will be captured, Their bows are shattered; For the LORD is a God of recompense, He will fully repay. 57"I will make her princes and her wise men drunk, Her governors, her prefects and her mighty men, That they may sleep a perpetual sleep and not wake up," Declares the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:35
'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.'

Psalm 46:9
He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire.

Psalm 76:3
There He broke the flaming arrows, The shield and the sword and the weapons of war. Selah.

Psalm 94:1
O LORD, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!

Psalm 94:2
Rise up, O Judge of the earth, Render recompense to the proud.

Jeremiah 49:35
"Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'Behold, I am going to break the bow of Elam, The finest of their might.

Jeremiah 50:29
"Summon many against Babylon, All those who bend the bow: Encamp against her on every side, Let there be no escape. Repay her according to her work; According to all that she has done, so do to her; For she has become arrogant against the LORD, Against the Holy One of Israel.

Jeremiah 51:6
Flee from the midst of Babylon, And each of you save his life! Do not be destroyed in her punishment, For this is the LORD'S time of vengeance; He is going to render recompense to her.

Jeremiah 51:24
"But I will repay Babylon and all the inhabitants of Chaldea for all their evil that they have done in Zion before your eyes," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:48
"Then heaven and earth and all that is in them Will shout for joy over Babylon, For the destroyers will come to her from the north," Declares the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

Because the spoiler is come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompenses shall surely requite.

the spoiler

Jeremiah 51:48 Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing …

Jeremiah 50:10 And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, …

Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals …

Habakkuk 2:8 Because you have spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people …

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these shall hate the …

her mighty

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

Jeremiah 50:36 A sword is on the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is on her mighty …

every

Genesis 49:24 But his bow stayed in strength, and the arms of his hands were made …

1 Samuel 2:4 The bows of the mighty men are broken, and they that stumbled are …

Psalm 37:15 Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.

Psalm 46:9 He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, …

Psalm 76:3 There broke he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, …

Ezekiel 39:3,9 And I will smite your bow out of your left hand, and will cause your …

the Lord

Jeremiah 51:6,24 Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: …

Jeremiah 50:28,29 The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, …

Deuteronomy 32:35 To me belongs vengeance and recompense; their foot shall slide in …

Psalm 94:1,2 O Lord God, to whom vengeance belongs; O God, to whom vengeance belongs, …

Psalm 137:8 O daughter of Babylon, who are to be destroyed; happy shall he be, …

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

Isaiah 35:4 Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, …

Isaiah 59:18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his …

2 Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation …

Revelation 18:5,6,20 For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities…

Revelation 19:2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he has judged the great …

(56) The Lord God of recompences . . .--The prophet clothes the law of retribution which he has been asserting throughout the chapter with a new majesty by connecting it with a new Divine Name (comp. Jeremiah 23:6). Jehovah delights, as it were, to manifest Himself in that aspect. He is a God of retribution, Jehovah, and will be true to that title.

Verse 56. - The Lord God of recompenses shall, etc.; rather, The Lord is a God of recompense; he will, etc. Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon,.... That is, Cyrus, with his army:

and her mighty men are taken; unawares, by surprise:

everyone of their bows is broken; they had no strength to withstand the enemy, and were obliged to yield at once; lay down their arms, and submit:

for the Lord God of recompences shall surely requite; that God to whom vengeance belongs, and will recompense it; who is a God of justice and equity, the Judge of all the earth; he will render tribulation to them that trouble his; and requite his enemies and the enemies of his people, in a righteous manner, for all the evil they have done, as literal, so mystical Babylon; see Revelation 18:6. 56. taken—when they were least expecting it, and in such a way that resistance was impossible.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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