|New International Version (© 2011)|
For I will stir up and bring against Babylon an alliance of great nations from the land of the north. They will take up their positions against her, and from the north she will be captured. Their arrows will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed.
King James Bible
For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.
American Standard Version
For, lo, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain.
Young's Literal Translation
For, lo, I am stirring up, And am causing to come up against Babylon, An assembly of great nations from a land of the north, And they have set in array against her, From thence she is captured, Its arrow -- as a skilful hero -- returneth not empty,
Jeremiah 50:9 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
An assembly of great nations - The army of Cyrus was composed of Medes, Persians, Armenians, Caducians, Sacae, etc. Though all these did not come from the north; yet they were arranged under the Medes, who did come from the north, in reference to Babylon.
Their arrows - They are such expert archers, that they shall never miss their mark.
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I will raise
Jeremiah 50:3,21,26,41,42 For out of the north there comes up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein...
Jeremiah 15:14 And I will make you to pass with your enemies into a land which you know not: for a fire is kindled in my anger...
Jeremiah 51:1-4,11,27,28 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the middle of them that rise up against me...
Ezra 1:1,2 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled...
Isaiah 13:2-5,17 Lift you up a banner on the high mountain, exalt the voice to them, shake the hand, that they may go into the gates of the nobles...
Isaiah 21:2 A grievous vision is declared to me; the treacherous dealer deals treacherously, and the spoiler spoils. Go up, O Elam: besiege...
Isaiah 41:25 I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call on my name...
Isaiah 45:1-4 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him...
an assembly The army of Cyrus was composed of Medes, Persians, Armenians, Caducians, Sacae, etc. all of which, arranged under the Medes, came from the north.
Jeremiah 50:14,29 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all you that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows...
expert man. or, destroyer
2 Samuel 1:22 From the blood of the slain, from the fat of the mighty, the bow of Jonathan turned not back, and the sword of Saul returned not empty.
Isaiah 13:18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb...
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Song 3:8 all of them wearing the sword, all experienced in battle, each with his sword at his side, prepared for the terrors of the night.
Jeremiah 25:14 They themselves will be enslaved by many nations and great kings; I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands."
Jeremiah 25:26 and all the kings of the north, near and far, one after the other--all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshak will drink it too.
Jeremiah 50:3 A nation from the north will attack her and lay waste her land. No one will live in it; both people and animals will flee away.
Jeremiah 50:41 "Look! An army is coming from the north; a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.
Jeremiah 50:42 They are armed with bows and spears; they are cruel and without mercy. They sound like the roaring sea as they ride on their horses; they come like men in battle formation to attack you, Daughter Babylon.
Jeremiah 51:1 This is what the LORD says: "See, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon and the people of Leb Kamai.