Jeremiah 51:61
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New International Version
He said to Seraiah, "When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud.

New Living Translation
He said to Seraiah, "When you get to Babylon, read aloud everything on this scroll.

English Standard Version
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah: “When you come to Babylon, see that you read all these words,

New American Standard Bible
Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "As soon as you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words aloud,

King James Bible
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jeremiah told Seraiah, "When you get to Babylon, see that you read all these words aloud.

International Standard Version
Jeremiah told Seraiah, "When you come to Babylon, see that you read all these words,

NET Bible
Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "When you arrive in Babylon, make sure you read aloud all these prophecies.

New Heart English Bible
Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "When you come to Babylon, see that you read all this.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah: 'When thou comest to Babylon, then see that thou read all these words,

New American Standard 1977
Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, “As soon as you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words aloud,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon and shalt see and shalt read all these things;

King James 2000 Bible
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, and shall see, and shall read all these words;

American King James Version
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, and shall see, and shall read all these words;

American Standard Version
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, then see that thou read all these words,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jeremias said to Saraias: When thou shalt come into Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words,

Darby Bible Translation
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, see that thou read all these words;

English Revised Version
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, then see that thou read all these words,

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou shalt come to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words;

World English Bible
Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jeremiah saith unto Seraiah, 'When thou dost enter Babylon, then thou hast seen, and hast read all these words,
Study Bible
Jeremiah's Prophecy to Seraiah
60So Jeremiah wrote in a single scroll all the calamity which would come upon Babylon, that is, all these words which have been written concerning Babylon. 61Then Jeremiah said to Seraiah, "As soon as you come to Babylon, then see that you read all these words aloud, 62and say, 'You, O LORD, have promised concerning this place to cut it off, so that there will be nothing dwelling in it, whether man or beast, but it will be a perpetual desolation.'…
Cross References
Jeremiah 51:60
So Jeremiah wrote in a single scroll all the calamity which would come upon Babylon, that is, all these words which have been written concerning Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:62
and say, 'You, O LORD, have promised concerning this place to cut it off, so that there will be nothing dwelling in it, whether man or beast, but it will be a perpetual desolation.'
Treasury of Scripture

And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When you come to Babylon, and shall see, and shall read all these words;

(61) When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read . . .--The meaning of the Hebrew would be better expressed by, thou shalt see to it and read, or see to it and read. The English version, as it is, leaves it doubtful who or what is to be seen. The verb for "read" implies reading aloud. Saraiah was to read the prophecy to those whom it concerned, probably to a chosen few among his own countrymen. The idea that it was to be read to the Babylonians is in the highest degree improbable.

Verse 61. - (Comp. 50:3; 51:26.) And shalt see, and shalt read; rather, See that thou read. And Jeremiah said to Seraiah,.... At the time he delivered the copy to him:

when thou comest to Babylon; or art come to Babylon, to the city of Babylon, and to the captive Jews there:

and shalt see them; the captives; or rather the great and populous city of Babylon, its high walls, gates, and towers, whose destruction is foretold in this book, and which might seem incredible. Abarbinel interprets it of his looking into the book given him; which he thinks was not to be opened and looked into till he came to Babylon:

and shalt read all these words; not before the king of Babylon and his princes, and yet not privately to himself; but in some proper place, in the presence of the captive Jews, or the chief of them, convened for that purpose. 61. read—not in public, for the Chaldeans would not have understood Hebrew; but in private, as is to be inferred from his addressing himself altogether to God (Jer 51:62) [Calvin].51:59-64 This prophecy is sent to Babylon, to the captives there, by Seraiah, who is to read it to his countrymen in captivity. Let them with faith see the end of these threatening powers, and comfort themselves herewith. When we see what this world is, how glittering its shows, and how flattering its proposals, let us read in the book of the Lord that it shall shortly be desolate. The book must be thrown into the river Euphrates. The fall of the New Testament Babylon is thus represented, Re 18:21. Those that sink under the weight of God's wrath and curse, sink for ever. Babylon, and every antichrist, will soon sink and rise no more for ever. Let us hope in God's word, and quietly wait for his salvation; then we shall see, but shall not share, the destruction of the wicked.
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