Jeremiah 51:40
New International Version
“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats.

New Living Translation
“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and goats to be sacrificed.

English Standard Version
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams and male goats.

Berean Study Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.

King James Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.

New King James Version
“I will bring them down Like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams with male goats.

New American Standard Bible
“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams together with male goats.

NASB 1995
“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams together with male goats.

NASB 1977
“I shall bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams together with male goats.

Amplified Bible
“I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams together with male goats.

Christian Standard Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams together with male goats.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams together with male goats.

American Standard Version
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he-goats.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I shall deliver them as fattened calves for slaughter, and like rams and he goats for slaughter

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And bring thou them down as lambs to the slaughter, and rams with kids.

Contemporary English Version
I will lead them away to die, like sheep, lambs, and goats being led to the butcher.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, and like rams with kids.

English Revised Version
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he-goats.

Good News Translation
I will take them to be slaughtered, like lambs, goats, and rams. I, the LORD, have spoken."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will take them to be slaughtered like lambs, rams, and male goats.

International Standard Version
"I'll bring them down like lambs for the slaughter, like rams with male goats.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, Like rams with he-goats.

Literal Standard Version
“I cause them to go down as lambs to slaughter, As rams with male goats.

NET Bible
"I will lead them off to be slaughtered like lambs, rams, and male goats."

New Heart English Bible
"I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.

World English Bible
I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats.

Young's Literal Translation
I cause them to go down as lambs to slaughter, As rams with he-goats.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Babylon's Punishment
39While they are flushed with heat, I will serve them a feast, and I will make them drunk so that they may revel; then they will fall asleep forever and never wake up, declares the LORD. 40I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with male goats. 41How Sheshach has been captured! The praise of all the earth has been seized. What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!…

Cross References
Jeremiah 48:15
Moab has been destroyed and its towns have been invaded; the best of its young men have gone down in the slaughter, declares the King, whose name is the LORD of Hosts.

Jeremiah 50:27
Kill all her young bulls; let them go down to the slaughter. Woe to them, for their day has come--the time of their punishment.

Ezekiel 39:18
You will eat the flesh of the mighty and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as though they were rams, lambs, goats, and bulls--all the fattened animals of Bashan.


Treasury of Scripture

I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats.

Jeremiah 50:27
Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Psalm 37:20
But the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of the LORD shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume; into smoke shall they consume away.

Psalm 44:22
Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.









(40) I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter . . .--The figure is changed, and the revellers appear as themselves destined to be the victims of the slaughter-house (Jeremiah 48:15; Jeremiah 50:27). As the "bullocks" of Jeremiah 50:27 are the chosen warriors, so the lambs, sheep, he-goats represent the different classes of the population of Babylon (Isaiah 34:6; Ezekiel 39:18). All alike are given over to the sword.

Verse 40. - I will bring them down, etc. (comp. Isaiah 34:6; Ezekiel 39:18).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I will bring them down
אֽוֹרִידֵ֖ם (’ō·w·rî·ḏêm)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 3381: To come or go down, descend

like lambs
כְּכָרִ֣ים (kə·ḵā·rîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3733: A ram, a, battering-ram, a meadow, a pad, camel's saddle

to the slaughter,
לִטְב֑וֹחַ (liṭ·ḇō·w·aḥ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2873: To slaughter, butcher, slay

like rams
כְּאֵילִ֖ים (kə·’ê·lîm)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 352: Strength, strong, a chief, a ram, a pilaster, an oak, strong tree

with
עִם־ (‘im-)
Preposition
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

male goats.”
עַתּוּדִֽים׃ (‘at·tū·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6260: Prepared, full grown, of he-goats, leaders of the people


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