Jeremiah 51:26
New International Version
No rock will be taken from you for a cornerstone, nor any stone for a foundation, for you will be desolate forever," declares the LORD.

New Living Translation
You will be desolate forever. Even your stones will never again be used for building. You will be completely wiped out,” says the LORD.

English Standard Version
No stone shall be taken from you for a corner and no stone for a foundation, but you shall be a perpetual waste, declares the LORD.

Berean Study Bible
No one shall retrieve from you a cornerstone or a foundation stone, because you will become desolate forever,” declares the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"They will not take from you even a stone for a corner Nor a stone for foundations, But you will be desolate forever," declares the LORD.

New King James Version
They shall not take from you a stone for a corner Nor a stone for a foundation, But you shall be desolate forever,” says the LORD.

King James Bible
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
No one will be able to retrieve a cornerstone or a foundation stone from you, because you will become desolate forever. This is the LORD's declaration.

Contemporary English Version
Your stone blocks won't be reused for cornerstones or foundations, and I promise that forever you will be a desert. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Good News Translation
None of the stones from your ruins will ever be used again for building. You will be like a desert forever. I, the LORD, have spoken.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
No one will be able to retrieve a cornerstone or a foundation stone from you, because you will become desolate forever. This is the LORD's declaration.

International Standard Version
They won't get a cornerstone or a foundation stone from you, because you will be a wasteland forever," declares the LORD.

NET Bible
No one will use any of your stones as a cornerstone. No one will use any of them in the foundation of his house. For you will lie desolate forever," says the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever," says the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People won't find any stones in you to use as a cornerstone. They won't find any stones in you to use for a foundation. You will become permanent ruins," declares the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, Nor a stone for foundations; But thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“And they will not take from you even a stone for a corner Nor a stone for foundations, But you will be desolate forever,” declares the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, said the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate forever, says the LORD.

American King James Version
And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, said the LORD.

American Standard Version
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith Jehovah.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall not take from thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for a foundation: for thou shalt be a desolation for ever, saith the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall not take of thee a stone for the corner, nor a stone for foundations, but thou shalt be destroyed for ever, saith the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; for thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD.

World English Bible
They shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, says Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And they take not out of thee a stone for a corner, And a stone for foundations, For desolations age-during art thou, An affirmation of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Babylon's Punishment
25“Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, you who devastate the whole earth, declares the LORD. I will stretch out My hand against you; I will roll you over the cliffs, and turn you into a charred mountain. 26No one shall retrieve from you a cornerstone or a foundation stone, because you will become desolate forever,” declares the LORD. 27“Raise a banner in the land! Blow the ram’s horn 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.…
Cross References
Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the jewel of the kingdoms, the glory of the pride of the Chaldeans, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 50:13
Because 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.

Jeremiah 51:29
The earth quakes and writhes because the LORD's intentions against Babylon stand: to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without an inhabitant.

Treasury of Scripture

And they shall not take of you a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be desolate for ever, said the LORD.

shall not

Jeremiah 51:37,43
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant…

Jeremiah 50:12,13
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…

Isaiah 13:19-22
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah…

Jeremiah 50:40,41
As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein…

Isaiah 34:8-17
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion…

Revelation 18:20-24
Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her…







Lexicon
No one
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

shall retrieve
יִקְח֤וּ (yiq·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

from you
מִמְּךָ֙ (mim·mə·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

a cornerstone
אֶ֣בֶן (’e·ḇen)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

or a foundation
לְמֽוֹסָד֑וֹת (lə·mō·w·sā·ḏō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4146: A foundation

stone,
וְאֶ֖בֶן (wə·’e·ḇen)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you will become
תִּֽהְיֶ֖ה (tih·yeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

desolate
שִׁמְמ֥וֹת (šim·mō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8077: Devastation, astonishment

forever,”
עוֹלָ֛ם (‘ō·w·lām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

declares
נְאֻם־ (nə·’um-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5002: An oracle

the LORD.
יְהוָֽה׃ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel
(26) They shall not take of thee a stone for a corner.--The prophet uses general language applicable to any city destroyed by fire, without noting the special fact that Babylon was built of bricks.

Verse 26. - And they shall not take of thee, etc. "Of thee," i.e. "of the Babylonian power" personified - not "of Babylon," which was built of brick, not of stone. The figure of the mountain is still preserved. 51:1-58 The particulars of this prophecy are dispersed and interwoven, and the same things left and returned to again. Babylon is abundant in treasures, yet neither her waters nor her wealth shall secure her. Destruction comes when they did not think of it. Wherever we are, in the greatest depths, at the greatest distances, we are to remember the Lord our God; and in the times of the greatest fears and hopes, it is most needful to remember the Lord. The feeling excited by Babylon's fall is the same with the New Testament Babylon, Re 18:9,19. The ruin of all who support idolatry, infidelity, and superstition, is needful for the revival of true godliness; and the threatening prophecies of Scripture yield comfort in this view. The great seat of antichristian tyranny, idolatry, and superstition, the persecutor of true Christians, is as certainly doomed to destruction as ancient Babylon. Then will vast multitudes mourn for sin, and seek the Lord. Then will the lost sheep of the house of Israel be brought back to the fold of the good Shepherd, and stray no more. And the exact fulfilment of these ancient prophecies encourages us to faith in all the promises and prophecies of the sacred Scriptures.
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