Jeremiah 50:8
New International Version
"Flee out of Babylon; leave the land of the Babylonians, and be like the goats that lead the flock.

New Living Translation
"But now, flee from Babylon! Leave the land of the Babylonians. Like male goats at the head of the flock, lead my people home again.

English Standard Version
“Flee from the midst of Babylon, and go out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as male goats before the flock.

Berean Study Bible
Flee from the midst of Babylon; depart from the land of the Chaldeans; be like the he-goats that lead the flock.

New American Standard Bible
"Wander away from the midst of Babylon And go forth from the land of the Chaldeans; Be also like male goats at the head of the flock.

King James Bible
Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.

Christian Standard Bible
Escape from Babylon; depart from the Chaldeans' land. Be like the rams that lead the flock.

Contemporary English Version
Escape from Babylonia, my people. Get out of that country! Don't wait for anyone else.

Good News Translation
"People of Israel, run away from Babylonia! Leave the country! Be the first to leave!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Escape from Babylon; depart from the Chaldeans' land. Be like the rams that lead the flock.

International Standard Version
Move away from the middle of Babylon, and go out of the land of the Chaldeans. Be like male goats at the head of the flock.

NET Bible
"People of Judah, get out of Babylon quickly! Leave the land of Babylonia! Be the first to depart! Be like the male goats that lead the herd.

New Heart English Bible
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats before the flocks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Run away from Babylon. Leave the land of the Babylonians. Be like the male goats that lead the flock.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, And go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, And be as the he-goats before the flocks.

New American Standard 1977
“Wander away from the midst of Babylon, And go forth from the land of the Chaldeans; Be also like male goats at the head of the flock.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the meek in front of the flocks.

King James 2000 Bible
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats before the flocks.

American King James Version
Remove out of the middle of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.

American Standard Version
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he-goats before the flocks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans: and be ye as kids at the head of the flock.

Darby Bible Translation
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he-goats before the flock.

English Revised Version
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he-goats before the flocks.

Webster's Bible Translation
Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth from the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he-goats before the flocks.

World English Bible
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats before the flocks.

Young's Literal Translation
Move ye from the midst of Babylon, And from the land of the Chaldeans go out. And be as he-goats before a flock.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Hope for Israel and Judah
7All who found them devoured them, and their enemies said, ‘We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of righteousness, the LORD, the hope of their fathers.’ 8Flee from the midst of Babylon; depart from the land of the Chaldeans; be like the he-goats that lead the flock. 9For 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.…
Cross References
Revelation 18:4
Then I heard another voice from heaven say: "Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins or contract any of her plagues.

Isaiah 48:20
Leave Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans! Declare it with a shout of joy, proclaim it, let it go out to the ends of the earth, saying, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!"

Isaiah 52:11
Depart, depart, go out from there! Touch no unclean thing; come out from it, purify yourselves, you who carry the vessels of the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:6
Flee from Babylon; escape with your lives! Do not be destroyed in her punishment. For this is the time of the LORD's vengeance; He will pay her what she deserves.

Jeremiah 51:45
Come out from among her, My people! Save your lives, each of you, from the fierce anger of the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

Remove out of the middle of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks.

out of the midst

Jeremiah 51:6,45 Flee out of the middle of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: …

Numbers 16:26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from …

Isaiah 48:20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice …

Isaiah 52:1 Awake, awake; put on your strength, O Zion; put on your beautiful …

Zechariah 2:6,7 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, said the …

2 Corinthians 6:17 Why come out from among them, and be you separate, said the Lord, …

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my …

he goats

Proverbs 30:31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.







Lexicon
Flee
נֻ֚דוּ (nu·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5110: To nod, waver, to wander, flee, disappear, to console, deplore, taunt

from the midst
מִתּ֣וֹךְ (mit·tō·wḵ)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8432: A bisection, the centre

of Babylon;
בָּבֶ֔ל (bā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 894: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city

depart
צֵ֑אוּ (ṣê·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

from the land
וּמֵאֶ֥רֶץ (ū·mê·’e·reṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

of the Chaldeans;
כַּשְׂדִּ֖ים (kaś·dîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3778: Chaldeans -- a region of southern Babylon and its inhab

be
וִהְי֕וּ (wih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like the he-goats
כְּעַתּוּדִ֖ים (kə·‘at·tū·ḏîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 6260: Prepared, full grown, of he-goats, leaders of the people

that lead
לִפְנֵי־ (lip̄·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the flock.
צֹֽאן׃ (ṣōn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock
(8) Remove out of the midst of Babylon . . .--The prophet re-echoes almost the very words of Isaiah 48:20; Isaiah 52:11. It is obviously in marked contrast with the counsels in Jeremiah 29:5-7 that the exiles should build houses and plant gardens, and seek the peace of the city of their conquerors. That was a wise and right counsel for the time, but it was for a time only; and when the hour of the fall of Babylon came they were to be as the he-goats (better, rams) of the flock, leading the captives of other nations in the work of liberation and of flight. That was their only way of escape from being involved in the destruction of the doomed city.

Verse 8. - The prophet returns to the fate of Babylon. He exhorts the captive Israelites to flee in time, before the hostile army reaches the city (comp. Isaiah 48:20). Be as the he goats before the flocks; rather, as the rams, whose example is followed unhesitatingly by the flock. The "flocks" in this case are the strangers in Babylon (ver. 16). 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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