Jeremiah 51:49
New International Version
“Babylon must fall because of Israel’s slain, just as the slain in all the earth have fallen because of Babylon.

New Living Translation
“Just as Babylon killed the people of Israel and others throughout the world, so must her people be killed.

English Standard Version
Babylon must fall for the slain of Israel, just as for Babylon have fallen the slain of all the earth.

Berean Study Bible
“Babylon must fall on account of the slain of Israel, just as the slain of all the earth have fallen because of Babylon.

King James Bible
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

New King James Version
As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, So at Babylon the slain of all the earth shall fall.

New American Standard Bible
Indeed, Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel, As the slain of all the earth have also fallen for Babylon.

NASB 1995
Indeed Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel, As also for Babylon the slain of all the earth have fallen.

NASB 1977
Indeed Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel, As also for Babylon the slain of all the earth have fallen.

Amplified Bible
Indeed Babylon is to fall for the slain of Israel, As also for Babylon the slain of all the earth have fallen.

Christian Standard Bible
Babylon must fall because of the slain of Israel, even as the slain of the whole earth fell because of Babylon.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Babylon must fall because of the slain of Israel, even as the slain of all the earth fell because of Babylon.

American Standard Version
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Also in Babel the slain of Israel will fall, also the slain of Babel will fall in all the Earth

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and in Babylon the slain men of all the earth shall fall.

Contemporary English Version
Babylon must be overthrown, because it slaughtered the people of Israel and of many other nations.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as Babylon caused that there should fall slain in Israel: so of Babylon there shall fall slain in all the earth.

English Revised Version
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

Good News Translation
Babylonia caused the death of people all over the world, and now Babylonia will fall because it caused the death of so many Israelites. I, the LORD, have spoken."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Because the people of Babylon have killed many Israelites and because they have killed many people throughout the earth, Babylon must fall.

International Standard Version
"So Babylon will fall because of the slain of Israel, even as the slain of all the earth have fallen because of Babylon.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, So at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

Literal Standard Version
“As Babylon [has caused the] pierced of Israel to fall, So they of Babylon have fallen, You pierced of all the earth.

NET Bible
"Babylon must fall because of the Israelites she has killed, just as the earth's mortally wounded fell because of Babylon.

New Heart English Bible
As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

World English Bible
As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land.

Young's Literal Translation
Even Babylon is to fall, ye pierced of Israel, Even they of Babylon have fallen, Ye pierced of all the earth.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Babylon's Punishment
48Then heaven and earth and all that is in them will shout for joy over Babylon because the destroyers from the north will come against her,” declares the LORD. 49 Babylon must fall on account of the slain of Israel, just as the slain of all the earth have fallen because of Babylon. 50You who have escaped the sword, depart and do not linger! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to mind.”…

Cross References
Revelation 18:24
And there was found in her the blood of prophets and saints, and of all who had been slain on the earth.

Psalm 137:8
O Daughter of Babylon, doomed to destruction, blessed is he who repays you as you have done to us.

Jeremiah 50:29
Summon the archers against Babylon, all who string the bow. Encamp all around her; let no one escape. Repay her according to her deeds; do to her as she has done. For she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.


Treasury of Scripture

As Babylon has caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth.

As Babylon, etc.

hath

Jeremiah 51:10,11,24,35
The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God…

Jeremiah 50:11,17,18,29,33,34
Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; …

Judges 1:7
And Adonibezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they brought him to Jerusalem, and there he died.









(49) As Babylon hath caused . . .--The interpolated words and the marginal reading indicate that the construction is obscure, but the Authorised version probably comes close to the meaning of the original. The punishment that falls on Babylon comes on account of her slaughter of the Israelites, but in that punishment other nations from all parts of the earth who are mingled with her people should be involved. Perhaps, however. we should read the slain of all the land, as giving more emphatically the law of retribution. The rendering of the margin, "Both Babylon is to fall, O ye slain of Israel, and with Babylon . . ." is adopted by some recent commentators, but gives a less satisfactory meaning.

Verse 49. - As Babylon hath caused, etc. The verse is very difficult. Ewald and others render thus: "Not only must Babylon fall, O ye slain ones of Israel, but slain ones of the whole earth have fallen because of Babylon." But why this address to the slain ones of Israel? Besides, the antithesis indicated in the Hebrew is thereby destroyed. Hell explains the antithesis thus: "Just as Babylon was intent on the fall of slain ones in Israel, so also there fall because of Babylonian slain ones of all the earth," viz. because there are to be found, in the capital of the empire, people from all quarters of the world, who are slain when Babylon is conquered. A better antithesis seems to be gained if we follow the Peshito, and read, at the end of the verse, "in the whole earth." It will then be asserted by the prophet that, just as Babylon was the cause of the slaying of Israelites, so (as a punishment) the Babylonian fugitives shall be slain wherever they may wander.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

must fall
לִנְפֹּ֖ל (lin·pōl)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

on account of the slain
חַֽלְלֵ֣י (ḥal·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2491: Pierced, polluted

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

just as
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

the slain
חַֽלְלֵ֥י (ḥal·lê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 2491: Pierced, polluted

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

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

have fallen
נָפְל֖וּ (nā·p̄ə·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5307: To fall, lie

because of Babylon.
לְבָבֶ֥ל (lə·ḇā·ḇel)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 894: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city


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