Jeremiah 51:29
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New International Version
The land trembles and writhes, for the LORD's purposes against Babylon stand-- to lay waste the land of Babylon so that no one will live there.

New Living Translation
The earth trembles and writhes in pain, for everything the LORD has planned against Babylon stands unchanged. Babylon will be left desolate without a single inhabitant.

English Standard Version
The land trembles and writhes in pain, for the LORD’s purposes against Babylon stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

Berean Study Bible
The earth quakes and writhes because the LORD’s intentions against Babylon stand: to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without an inhabitant.

New American Standard Bible
So the land quakes and writhes, For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand, To make the land of Babylon A desolation without inhabitants.

King James Bible
And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

Christian Standard Bible
The earth quakes and trembles because the LORD's intentions against Babylon stand: to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

Contemporary English Version
The earth twists and turns in torment, because I have decided to make Babylonia a desert where no one can live, and I won't change my mind.

Good News Translation
The earth trembles and shakes because the LORD is carrying out his plan to make Babylonia a desert, where no one lives.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The earth quakes and trembles because the LORD's intentions against Babylon stand: to make the land of Babylon an uninhabited desolation.

International Standard Version
The land quakes and writhes because the LORD's purposes against Babylon stand firm, to make the land of Babylon a waste without inhabitants.

NET Bible
The earth will tremble and writhe in agony. For the LORD will carry out his plan. He plans to make the land of Babylonia a wasteland where no one lives.

New Heart English Bible
The land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of the LORD against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The earth trembles and writhes in pain. The LORD carries out his plans against Babylon to make Babylon a wasteland so that no one will live there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the land quaketh and is in pain; For the purposes of the LORD are performed against Babylon, To make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

New American Standard 1977
So the land quakes and writhes, For the purposes of the LORD against Babylon stand, To make the land of Babylon A desolation without inhabitants.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the land shall tremble and sorrow for every thought of the LORD is confirmed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

King James 2000 Bible
And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

American King James Version
And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

American Standard Version
And the land trembleth and is in pain; for the purposes of Jehovah against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the land shall be in a commotion, and shall be troubled: for the design of the Lord against Babylon shall awake, to make the land of Babylon desert and uninhabitable.

Darby Bible Translation
And the land trembleth and is in pain; for the purposes of Jehovah against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

English Revised Version
And the land trembleth and is in pain: for the purposes of the LORD against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

World English Bible
The land trembles and is in pain; for the purposes of Yahweh against Babylon do stand, to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without inhabitant.

Young's Literal Translation
And shake doth the land, and it is pained, For stood against Babylon have the purposes of Jehovah, To make the land of Babylon a desolation without inhabitant.
Study Bible
Babylon's Punishment
28Prepare the nations for battle against her—the kings of the Medes, their governors and all their officials, and all the lands they rule. 29The earth quakes and writhes because the LORD’s intentions against Babylon stand: to make the land of Babylon a desolation, without an inhabitant. 30The warriors of Babylon have stopped fighting; they sit in their strongholds. Their strength is exhausted; they have become like women. Babylon’s homes have been set ablaze, the bars of her gates are broken.…
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.

Isaiah 13:20
She will never be inhabited or settled from generation to generation; no nomad will pitch his tent there, no shepherd will rest his flock there.

Isaiah 47:11
But disaster will come upon you; you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will be unable to ward off. Devastation will happen to you suddenly and unexpectedly.

Jeremiah 8:16
The snorting of enemy horses is heard from Dan. At the sound of the neighing of mighty steeds, the whole land quakes. They come to devour the land and everything in it, the city and all who dwell in it."

Jeremiah 10:10
But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and eternal King. The earth quakes at His wrath, and the nations cannot endure His indignation."

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 50:46
At the sound of Babylon's capture the earth will quake; a cry will be heard among the nations.

Jeremiah 51:12
Raise a banner against the walls of Babylon; post the guard; station the watchmen; prepare the ambush. For the LORD has both devised and accomplished what He spoke against the people of Babylon.

Jeremiah 51:26
No one shall retrieve from you a cornerstone or a foundation stone, because you will become desolate forever," declares the LORD.

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.

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.

Amos 8:8
Will not the land quake for this and all its dwellers mourn? All of it will swell like the Nile; it will surge and then subside like the Nile in Egypt."

Treasury of Scripture

And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

the land

Jeremiah 8:16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled …

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting …

Jeremiah 50:36,43 A sword is on the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is on her mighty …

Isaiah 13:13,14 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out …

Isaiah 14:16 They that see you shall narrowly look on you, and consider you, saying, …

Joel 2:10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the …

Amos 8:8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that dwells …

every

Jeremiah 51:11,12,43,62-64 Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD has raised up …

Jeremiah 50:13,39,40,45 Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it …

Isaiah 13:19,20 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, …

Isaiah 14:23,24 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: …

Isaiah 46:10,11 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Isaiah 47:1-15 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit …

Revelation 18:2,21-24 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great …







(29) And the land shall tremble and sorrow.--The verbs in the Hebrew are in the past tense, the prophet seeing, as it were, the very event which he portrays passing before him in his vision.

Verse 29. - Shall tremble and sorrow. The Hebrew has "trembled and sorrowed" (or, "quaked and writhed for pain"); and in the sequel, have stood (i.e. been ratified by the event, as Jeremiah 44:28). The prophet here, as so often, regards what is still future as past from the point of view of eternity. And the land shall tremble and sorrow,.... The land of Chaldea, the inhabitants of it, should tremble, when they heard of this powerful army invading their land, and besieging their metropolis; and should sorrow, and be in pain as a woman in travail, as the word (f) signifies:

for every purpose of the Lord shall be performed against Babylon; or, "shall stand" (g); be certainly fulfilled; for his purposes are firm and not frustratable:

to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant; this the Lord purposed, and threatened to do; see Jeremiah 50:39.

(f) "et parturiet", Schmidt. So Ben Melech. (g) "stabit, vel stant", Schmidt. 29. land shall tremble … every purpose of … Lord shall be performed—elegant antithesis between the trembling of the land or earth, and the stability of "every purpose of the Lord" (compare Ps 46:1-3).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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