Behold, I will stir up against them the Medes, who have no regard for silver and no desire for gold.
Cross References2 Kings 17:6
In the ninth year of the reign of Hoshea, the king of Assyria captured Samaria and carried away the Israelites to Assyria, where he settled them in Halah, in Gozan by the Habor River, and in the cities of the Medes.
For jealousy enrages a husband, and he will show no mercy in the day of vengeance.
He will not be appeased by any ransom, or persuaded by lavish gifts.
all the kings of Zimri, Elam, and Media;
For a nation from the north will come against her; it will make her land an object of horror. No one will live in it; both man and beast will flee."
Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will perish in that day," declares the LORD.
They grasp the bow and javelin. They are cruel and without mercy. Their voice roars like the sea, and they ride on horses, lined up like men in battle formation against you, O Daughter of Babylon.
Sharpen the arrows! Take up the shields! The LORD has aroused the spirit of the kings of the Medes, because His plan is aimed at Babylon to destroy her, for it is the vengeance of the LORD--vengeance for His temple.
And this is the interpretation of the message: MENE means that God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end.
PERES means that your kingdom has been divided and given over to the Medes and Persians."
Chapter Outline1. God musters the armies of his wrath
6. He threatens to destroy Babylon by the Medes
19. The desolation of Babylon
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Jeremiah 51:11, 27, 28
shall not regard
Proverbs 6:34, 35
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