Jeremiah 50:12
New International Version
your mother will be greatly ashamed; she who gave you birth will be disgraced. She will be the least of the nations-- a wilderness, a dry land, a desert.

New Living Translation
But your homeland will be overwhelmed with shame and disgrace. You will become the least of nations--a wilderness, a dry and desolate land.

English Standard Version
your mother shall be utterly shamed, and she who bore you shall be disgraced. Behold, she shall be the last of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

Berean Study Bible
your mother will be greatly ashamed; she who bore you will be disgraced. Behold, she will be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

New American Standard Bible
Your mother will be greatly ashamed, She who gave you birth will be humiliated. Behold, she will be the least of the nations, A wilderness, a parched land and a desert.

King James Bible
Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

Christian Standard Bible
your mother will be utterly humiliated; she who bore you will be put to shame. Look! She will lag behind all the nations--an arid wilderness, a desert.

Contemporary English Version
The city of Babylon was like a mother to you. But it will be disgraced and become nothing but a barren desert.

Good News Translation
but your own great city will be humiliated and disgraced. Babylonia will be the least important nation of all; it will become a dry and waterless desert.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
your mother will be utterly humiliated; she who bore you will be put to shame. Look! She will lag behind all the nations-- a dry land, a wilderness, an Arabah.

International Standard Version
your mother will be greatly devastated, she who gave birth to you will be ashamed. She will become the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

NET Bible
But Babylonia will be put to great shame. The land where you were born will be disgraced. Indeed, Babylonia will become the least important of all nations. It will become a dry and barren desert.

New Heart English Bible
your mother shall be utterly disappointed; she who bore you shall be confounded: look, she shall be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But your mother will be greatly ashamed. The woman who gave birth to you will be disgraced. Babylon, you will be the least important nation. You will become a parched desert.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Your mother shall be sore ashamed, She that bore you shall be confounded; Behold, the hindermost of the nations Shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

New American Standard 1977
Your mother will be greatly ashamed, She who gave you birth will be humiliated. Behold, she will be the least of the nations, A wilderness, a parched land, and a desert.

Jubilee Bible 2000
your mother was sore confounded; she that bore you was ashamed: see here the latter end of the Gentiles: wilderness, dry land, and desert.

King James 2000 Bible
Your mother shall be utterly confounded; she that bore you shall be ashamed: behold, the least of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

American King James Version
Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bore you shall be ashamed: behold, the last of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

American Standard Version
your mother shall be utterly put to shame; she that bare you shall be confounded: behold, she shall be the hindermost of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Your mother is confounded exceedingly, and she that bore you is made even with the dust: behold she shall be the last among the nations, a wilderness unpassable, and dry.

Darby Bible Translation
Your mother hath been sorely put to shame; she that bore you hath been covered with reproach: behold, [she is become] hindmost of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

English Revised Version
your mother shall be sore ashamed; she that bare you shall be confounded: behold, she shall be the hindermost of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

Webster's Bible Translation
Your mother shall be greatly confounded; she that bore you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

World English Bible
your mother shall be utterly disappointed; she who bore you shall be confounded: behold, she shall be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

Young's Literal Translation
Ashamed hath been your mother greatly, Confounded hath she been that bare you, Lo, the hindermost of nations is a wilderness, A dry land, and a desert.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Babylon's Fall is Certain
11“Because you rejoice, because you sing in triumph—you who plunder My inheritance—because you frolic like a heifer treading grain and neigh like stallions, 12your mother will be greatly ashamed; she who bore you will be disgraced. Behold, she will be the least of the nations, a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. 13Because of the wrath of the LORD, she will not be inhabited; she will become completely desolate. All who pass through Babylon will be horrified and scoff at all her wounds.…
Cross References
Jeremiah 12:14
This is what the LORD says: "As for all My evil neighbors who attack the inheritance that I bequeathed to My people Israel, I am about to uproot them from their land, and I will uproot the house of Judah from among them.

Jeremiah 15:9
The mother of seven will grow faint; she will breath her last breath. Her sun will set while it was still day; she will be disgraced and humiliated. And the rest I will put to the sword in the presence of their enemies," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 22:6
For this is what the LORD says concerning the house of the king of Judah: "You are like Gilead to Me, like the summit of Lebanon; but I will certainly turn you into a desert, like cities that are uninhabited.

Jeremiah 51:43
Her cities have become a desolation, a dry and arid land, a land where no one lives, where no son of man passes through.

Jeremiah 51:47
Therefore, behold, the days are coming when I will punish the idols of Babylon. Her entire land will suffer shame, and all her slain will lie fallen within her.

Treasury of Scripture

Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bore you shall be ashamed: behold, the last of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert.

mother

Jeremiah 49:2 Therefore, behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will cause …

Galatians 4:26 But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Revelation 17:5 And on her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, …

the hindermost

Jeremiah 25:26 And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and …

Isaiah 23:13 Behold the land of the Chaldeans; this people was not, till the Assyrian …

a wilderness

Jeremiah 50:35-40 A sword is on the Chaldeans, said the LORD, and on the inhabitants …

Jeremiah 25:12 And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that …

Jeremiah 51:25,26,43,62-64 Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, said the LORD, which …

Isaiah 13:20-22 It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelled in from …

Isaiah 14:22 For I will rise up against them, said the LORD of hosts, and cut …

Revelation 18:21-23 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast …







Lexicon
your mother
אִמְּכֶם֙ (’im·mə·ḵem)
Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 517: A mother, )

will be greatly
מְאֹ֔ד (mə·’ōḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 3966: Vehemence, vehemently, wholly, speedily

ashamed;
בּ֤וֹשָׁה (bō·wō·šāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 954: To pale, to be ashamed, to be disappointed, delayed

she who bore you
יֽוֹלַדְתְּכֶ֑ם (yō·w·laḏ·tə·ḵem)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

will be disgraced.
חָפְרָ֖ה (ḥā·p̄ə·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2659: To blush, to be ashamed, disappointed, to shame, reproach

Behold,
הִנֵּה֙ (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

[she will be] the least
אַחֲרִ֣ית (’a·ḥă·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

of the nations,
גּוֹיִ֔ם (gō·w·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts

a wilderness,
מִדְבָּ֖ר (miḏ·bār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4057: A pasture, a desert, speech

a dry land,
צִיָּ֥ה (ṣî·yāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6723: Aridity, a desert

and a desert.
וַעֲרָבָֽה׃ (wa·‘ă·rā·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6160: Arabah -- a steppe or desert plain, also a desert valley running south from the Sea of Galilee
(12) Your mother shall be sore confounded . . .--The prophet speaks to the people of Babylon, and the city is therefore described as their mother.

The hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness . . .--The interpolated words mar the force of the sentence. Better, behold the hindermost of the nations, a wilderness, a waste, and a desert. This was to be the state to which Babylon should be reduced.

50:8-20 The desolation that shall be brought upon Babylon is set forth in a variety of expressions. The cause of this destruction is the wrath of the Lord. Babylon shall be wholly desolated; for she hath sinned against the Lord. Sin makes men a mark for the arrows of God's judgments. The mercy promised to the Israel of God, shall not only accompany, but arise from the destruction of Babylon. These sheep shall be gathered from the deserts, and put again into good pasture. All who return to God and their duty, shall find satisfaction of soul in so doing. Deliverances out of trouble are comforts indeed, when fruits of the forgiveness of sin.
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