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.

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.

New King James Version
“Move from the midst of Babylon, Go out of the land of the Chaldeans; And be like the rams before the flocks.

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

NASB 1995
"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.

NASB 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.

Amplified Bible
“Wander away from the midst of Babylon And go out of the land of the Chaldeans; Be like the male goats [who serve as leaders] at the head of the flocks.

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

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Flee from within Babel and go out from the land of the Chaldeans and be as goats before sheep

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Flee ye out of the midst of Babylon, and from the land of the Chaldeans, and go forth, and be as serpents before sleep.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Literal Standard Version
Move from the midst of Babylon, "" And go out from the land of the Chaldeans; And be as male goats before a 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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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, their true pasture, 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 of 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 midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence…

Numbers 16:26
And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

Isaiah 48:20
Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans, with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth; say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob.

he goats

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









(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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Flee
נֻ֚דוּ (nu·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 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 8432: A bisection, the centre

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

depart
צֵ֑אוּ (ṣê·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 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 776: Earth, land

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

be
וִהְי֕וּ (wih·yū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 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 6260: Prepared, full grown, of he-goats, leaders of the people

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

the flock.
צֹֽאן׃ (ṣōn)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock


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