Jeremiah 50:41
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New International Version
"Look! An army is coming from the north; a great nation and many kings are being stirred up from the ends of the earth.

New Living Translation
"Look! A great army is coming from the north. A great nation and many kings are rising against you from far-off lands.

English Standard Version
“Behold, a people comes from the north; a mighty nation and many kings are stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.

Berean Study Bible
Behold! A people comes from the north. A great nation and many kings will be stirred up from the remote regions of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, a people is coming from the north, And a great nation and many kings Will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.

King James Bible
Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

Christian Standard Bible
Look! A people comes from the north. A great nation and many kings will be stirred up from the remote regions of the earth.

Contemporary English Version
Far to the north, a nation and its allies have been awakened. They are powerful and ready for war.

Good News Translation
"People are coming from a country in the north, a mighty nation far away; many kings are preparing for war.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look! A people comes from the north. A great nation and many kings will be stirred up from the remote regions of the earth.

International Standard Version
"Look, people are coming from the north. A great nation and many kings will be stirred up from the ends of the earth.

NET Bible
"Look! An army is about to come from the north. A mighty nation and many kings are stirring into action in faraway parts of the earth.

New Heart English Bible
"Look, a people comes from the north; and a great nation and many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"People are going to come from the north. A great nation and many kings will rise from the ends of the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, a people cometh from the north, And a great nation, and many kings Shall be roused from the uttermost parts of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, a people is coming from the north, And a great nation and many kings Will be aroused from the remote parts of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, a people comes from the north, and a great nation and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the ends of the earth.

American King James Version
Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

American Standard Version
Behold, a people cometh from the north; and a great nation and many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold a people cometh from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall rise from the ends of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, a people cometh from the north, and a great nation. And many kings shall arise from the uttermost parts of the earth.

English Revised Version
Behold, a people cometh from the north; and a great nation, and many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the borders of the earth.

World English Bible
Behold, a people comes from the north; and a great nation and many kings shall be stirred up from the uttermost parts of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, a people hath come from the north, Even a great nation, And many kings are stirred up from the sides of the earth.
Study Bible
The Destruction of Babylon
40As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah along with their neighboring towns, declares the LORD, no one will reside there; no man will dwell there. 41Behold! A people comes from the north. A great nation and many kings will be stirred up from the remote regions of the earth. 42They 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.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:2
Raise a banner on a barren hilltop; call aloud to them. Wave your hand, that they may enter the gates of the nobles.

Jeremiah 6:22
This is what the LORD says: "Behold, an army is coming from the land of the north; a great nation is stirred from the ends of the earth.

Jeremiah 25:14
For many nations and great kings will enslave them, and I will repay them according to their deeds and according to the work of their hands.'"

Jeremiah 50:3
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."

Jeremiah 50:9
For behold, I stir up and bring against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the land of the north. They will line up against her; from the north she will be captured. Their arrows will be like skilled warriors who do not return empty-handed.

Jeremiah 51:27
"Raise a banner in the land! blow the trumpet among the nations! Prepare the nations against her. Summon the kingdoms against her--Ararat, Minni, and Ashkenaz. Appoint a captain against her; bring up horses like swarming locusts.

Jeremiah 51:28
Prepare the nations for battle against her--the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their officials, and all the lands they rule.

Daniel 5:26
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.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth.

Jeremiah 50:2,3,9 Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; …

Jeremiah 6:22,23 Thus said the LORD, Behold, a people comes from the north country, …

Jeremiah 25:14 For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: …

Jeremiah 51:1,2,11,27,28 Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and …

Isaiah 13:2-5,17,18 Lift you up a banner on the high mountain, exalt the voice to them, …

Revelation 17:16 And the ten horns which you saw on the beast, these shall hate the …







Verse 41- Jeremiah 51:4. - The instruments of the judgment. The section is partly a cento from other prophecies. Thus vers. 41-43 are a repetition of JeremiahBehold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation,.... The Modes and Persians, whose country lay north of Babylon: See Gill on Jeremiah 50:9;

and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth; the kings of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz, Jeremiah 51:27; and of the Armenians and other nations that Cyrus had subdued and brought with him in his army against Babylon, as Xenophon (s) relates. Ten kings shall be raised up against mystical Babylon, and hate her, and burn her with fire, Revelation 17:12.

(s) Cyropaedia, l. 5. c. 15. 41-43. (Compare Jer 6:22-24). The very language used to describe the calamities which Babylon inflicted on Zion is that here employed to describe Babylon's own calamity inflicted by the Medes. Retribution in kind.

kinds—the allies and satraps of the various provinces of the Medo-Persian empire: Armenia, Hyrcania, Lydia, etc.

coasts—the remote parts.50:33-46 It is Israel's comfort in distress, that, though they are weak, their Redeemer is strong. This may be applied to believers, who complain of the dominion of sin and corruption, and of their own weakness and manifold infirmities. Their Redeemer is able to keep what they commit to him; and sin shall not have dominion over them. He will give them that rest which remains for the people of God. Also here is Babylon's sin, and their punishment. The sins are, idolatry and persecution. He that will not save his people in their sins, never will countenance the wickedness of his open enemies. The judgments of God for these sins will lay them waste. In the judgments denounced against prosperous Babylon, and the mercies promised to afflicted Israel, we learn to choose to suffer affliction with the people of God, rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.
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