Jeremiah 51:3
Good News Translation
Don't give its soldiers time to shoot their arrows or to put on their armor. Do not spare the young men! Destroy the whole army!

Contemporary English Version
I will tell these soldiers, "Attack quickly, before the Babylonians can string their bows or put on their armor. Kill their best soldiers and destroy their army!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let not him that bendeth, bend his bow, and let not him go up that is armed with a coat of mail: spare not her young men, destroy all her army.

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Let not him that bendeth, bend his bow, and let not him go up that is armed with a coat of mail: spare not her young men, destroy all her army.

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Jeremiah 50:14,41,42 Prepare yourselves against Babylon round about, all you that bend the bow: fight against her, spare not arrows: because she hath sinned against the Lord. . . .

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Jeremiah 46:4 Harness the horses, and get up, ye horsemen: stand forth with helmets, furbish the spears, put on coats of mail.

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Jeremiah 9:21 For death is come up through our windows, it is entered into our houses to destroy the children from without, the young men from the streets.

Jeremiah 50:27,30 Destroy all her valiant men, let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them, for their day is come, the time of their visitation. . . .

Deuteronomy 32:25 Without, the sword shall lay them waste, and terror within, both the young man and the virgin, the sucking child with the man in years.

Psalm 137:9 Blessed be he that shall take and dash thy little ones against the rock.

Isaiah 13:10-18 For the stars of heaven, and their brightness shall not display their light: the sun shall be darkened in his rising, and the moon shall not shine with her light. . . .

James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.

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Jeremiah 50:21 Go up against the land of the rulers, and punish the inhabitants thereof, waste, and destroy all behind them, saith the Lord: and do according to all that I have commanded thee.

Context
The Judgment on Babylon
2And I will send to Babylon fanners, and they shall fan her, and shall destroy her land: for they are come upon her on every side in the day of her affliction. 3Let not him that bendeth, bend his bow, and let not him go up that is armed with a coat of mail: spare not her young men, destroy all her army.4And the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and the wounded in the regions thereof.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:15
Every one that shall be found, shall be slain: and every one that shall come to their aid, shall fall by the sword.

Jeremiah 46:4
Harness the horses, and get up, ye horsemen: stand forth with helmets, furbish the spears, put on coats of mail.

Jeremiah 50:14
Prepare yourselves against Babylon round about, all you that bend the bow: fight against her, spare not arrows: because she hath sinned against the Lord.

Jeremiah 50:29
Declare to many against Babylon, to all that bend the bow: stand together against her round about, and let none escape; pay her according to her work: according to all that she hath done, do ye to her: for she hath lifted up herself against the Lord, against the Holy One of Israel.

Additional Translations
Do not let the archer bend his bow or put on his armor. Do not spare her young men; devote all her army to destruction!Against him that bends let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifts himself up in his brigandine: and spare you not her young men; destroy you utterly all her host.

Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his coat of mail: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

Let the archer bend his bow, and him that has armour put it on: and spare ye not her young men, but destroy ye all her host.

Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his coat of mail; and spare not her young men: destroy utterly all her host.

Let not the archer bend his bow, and let him not lift himself up in his coat of mail: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his coat of mail: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host.

Against [him who] bends let the archer bend his bow, and against [him who] lifts himself up in his coat of mail: and don't spare her young men; utterly destroy all her army.

Let not the treader tread his bow, Nor lift himself up in his coat of mail, Nor have ye pity on her young men, Devote ye to destruction all her host.
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