Jeremiah 51:41
New International Version
“How Sheshak will be captured, the boast of the whole earth seized! How desolate Babylon will be among the nations!

New Living Translation
“How Babylon is fallen— great Babylon, praised throughout the earth! Now she has become an object of horror among the nations.

English Standard Version
“How Babylon is taken, the praise of the whole earth seized! How Babylon has become a horror among the nations!

Berean Study Bible
How Sheshach has been captured! The praise of all the earth has been seized. What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!

King James Bible
How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

New King James Version
“Oh, how Sheshach is taken! Oh, how the praise of the whole earth is seized! How Babylon has become desolate among the nations!

New American Standard Bible
“How Sheshak has been captured, And the praise of the whole earth has been seized! How Babylon has become an object of horror among the nations!

NASB 1995
“How Sheshak has been captured, And the praise of the whole earth been seized! How Babylon has become an object of horror among the nations!

NASB 1977
“How Sheshak has been captured, And the praise of the whole earth been seized! How Babylon has become an object of horror among the nations!

Amplified Bible
“How Sheshak (Babylon) has been captured, And the praise of the whole earth been seized! How Babylon has become an astonishing desolation and an object of horror among the nations!

Christian Standard Bible
How Sheshak has been captured, the praise of the whole earth seized. What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How Sheshach has been captured, the praise of the whole earth seized. What a horror Babylon has become among the nations!

American Standard Version
How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
How is Arsacia seized, the glory of all the Earth, just as Babel became a horror among the Gentiles

Brenton Septuagint Translation
How has the boast of all the earth been taken and caught in a snare! how has Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Contemporary English Version
All nations now praise Babylon, but when it is captured, those same nations will be horrified.

Douay-Rheims Bible
How is Sesach taken, and the renowned one of all the earth surprised? How is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations?

English Revised Version
How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Good News Translation
The LORD says about Babylon: "The city that the whole world praised has been captured! What a horrifying sight Babylon has become to the nations!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Sheshach has been captured. Babylon, the city that the whole world praised, has been taken captive.

International Standard Version
"How Sheshak will be captured, and the prince of all the earth seized! How Babylon will become an object of horror among the nations!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How is Sheshach taken! And the praise of the whole earth seized! How is Babylon become an astonishment Among the nations!

Literal Standard Version
How Sheshach has been captured, Indeed, the praise of the whole earth is caught, How Babylon has been for an astonishment among nations.

NET Bible
"See how Babylon has been captured! See how the pride of the whole earth has been taken! See what an object of horror Babylon has become among the nations!

New Heart English Bible
How is Sheshach taken. and the praise of the whole earth seized. How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations.

World English Bible
How is Sheshach taken! and the praise of the whole earth seized! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Young's Literal Translation
How hath Sheshach been captured, Yea, caught is the praise of the whole earth, How hath Babylon been for an astonishment among nations.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Babylon's Punishment
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! 42The sea has come up over Babylon; she is covered in turbulent waves.…

Cross References
Jeremiah 25:26
all the kings of the north, both near and far, one after another--all the kingdoms on the face of the earth. And after all of them, the king of Sheshach will drink it too.

Jeremiah 49:25
How is the city of praise not forsaken, the town that brings Me joy?


Treasury of Scripture

How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!

Jeremiah 25:26
And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them.

Daniel 5:1-3
Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand…

the praise

Jeremiah 49:25
How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!

Jeremiah 50:23
How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

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

an astonishment

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

Jeremiah 50:46
At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations.

Deuteronomy 28:37
And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.









(41) How is Sheshach taken!--"Sheshach," it will be remembered, is the cypher which, as explained in the Note on Jeremiah 25:26, stands for Babylon. Here, in the parallelism of Hebrew poetry, it balances the actual name of the city in the second clause of the verse. The word "surprised" is the same as that rendered "stopped" in Jeremiah 51:32.

Verse 41. - How is Sheshach taken! The Septuagint omits "Sheshach" (see, on the name, Jeremiah 25:26), and very possibly rightly.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
How
אֵ֚יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's 349: How?, how!, where

Sheshach
שֵׁשַׁ֔ךְ (šê·šaḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 8347: Sheshach -- a name for Babylon

has been captured!
נִלְכְּדָ֣ה (nil·kə·ḏāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3920: To catch, to capture, occupy, to choose, to cohere

The praise
תְּהִלַּ֣ת (tə·hil·laṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8416: Praise, song of praise

of the whole
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

earth
הָאָ֑רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

has been seized.
וַתִּתָּפֵ֖שׂ (wat·tit·tā·p̄êś)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 8610: To manipulate, seize, chiefly to capture, wield, to overlay, to use unwarrantably

What
אֵ֣יךְ (’êḵ)
Interjection
Strong's 349: How?, how!, where

a horror
לְשַׁמָּ֛ה (lə·šam·māh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8047: Ruin, consternation

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

has become
הָיְתָ֧ה (hā·yə·ṯāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

among the nations!
בַּגּוֹיִֽם׃ (bag·gō·w·yim)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts


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