Jeremiah 51:50
New International Version
You who have escaped the sword, leave and do not linger! Remember the LORD in a distant land, and call to mind Jerusalem.”

New Living Translation
Get out, all you who have escaped the sword! Do not stand and watch—flee while you can! Remember the LORD, though you are in a far-off land, and think about your home in Jerusalem.”

English Standard Version
“You who have escaped from the sword, go, do not stand still! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come into your mind:

Berean Study Bible
You who have escaped the sword, depart and do not linger! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to mind.”

King James Bible
Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

New King James Version
You who have escaped the sword, Get away! Do not stand still! Remember the LORD afar off, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.

New American Standard Bible
You who have escaped the sword, Go! Do not stay! Remember the LORD from far away, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.

NASB 1995
You who have escaped the sword, Depart! Do not stay! Remember the LORD from afar, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.

NASB 1977
You who have escaped the sword, Depart! Do not stay! Remember the LORD from afar, And let Jerusalem come to your mind.

Amplified Bible
You who have escaped the sword, Go away! Do not stay! Remember the LORD from far away, And let [desolate] Jerusalem come into your mind.

Christian Standard Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go and do not stand still! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to your mind.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go and do not stand still! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to your mind.

American Standard Version
Ye that have escaped the sword, go ye, stand not still; remember Jehovah from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Those who escaped from the sword, go, and do not stand still. Remember LORD JEHOVAH from a distance and bring up Jerusalem to your heart

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Go forth of the land, ye that escape, and stay not; ye that are afar off, remember the Lord, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Contemporary English Version
My people, you escaped death when Jerusalem fell. Now you live far from home, but you should trust me and think about Jerusalem. Leave Babylon! Don't stay!

Douay-Rheims Bible
You that have escaped the sword, come away, stand not still: remember the Lord afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

English Revised Version
Ye that have escaped the sword, go ye, stand not still; remember the LORD from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Good News Translation
The LORD says to his people in Babylonia: "You have escaped death! Now go! Don't wait! Though you are far from home, think about me, your LORD, and remember Jerusalem.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You people who escaped from the sword, leave! Don't just stand there. Remember the LORD in a distant land, and think about Jerusalem.

International Standard Version
Go, you who escaped the sword! Don't stand around! Remember the LORD from far away, and let Jerusalem come to your mind.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Ye that have escaped the sword, Go ye, stand not still; Remember the LORD from afar, And let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Literal Standard Version
You escaped of the sword, go on, do not stand, Remember YHWH from afar, And let Jerusalem come up on your heart.

NET Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go, do not delay. Remember the LORD in a faraway land. Think about Jerusalem.

New Heart English Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go, do not stand still; remember the LORD from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

World English Bible
You who have escaped the sword, go, don't stand still; remember Yahweh from afar, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Young's Literal Translation
Ye escaped of the sword, go on, stand not, Remember ye from afar Jehovah, And let Jerusalem come up on your heart.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Babylon's Punishment
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.” 51“We are ashamed because we have heard reproach; disgrace has covered our faces, because foreigners have entered the holy places of the LORD’s house.”…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 4:29
But if from there you will seek the LORD your God, you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Psalm 137:6
May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not exalt Jerusalem as my greatest joy!

Jeremiah 44:28
Those who escape the sword will return from Egypt to Judah, few in number, and the whole remnant of Judah who went to dwell in the land of Egypt will know whose word will stand, Mine or theirs!

Ezekiel 6:9
Then in the nations to which they have been carried captive, your survivors will remember Me--how I have been grieved by their adulterous hearts that turned away from Me, and by their eyes that lusted after idols. So they will loathe themselves for the evil they have done and for all their abominations.


Treasury of Scripture

You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

escaped

Jeremiah 51:6,45
Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence…

Jeremiah 31:21
Set thee up waymarks, make thee high heaps: set thine heart toward the highway, even the way which thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy cities.

Jeremiah 44:28
Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall stand, mine, or theirs.

remember

Jeremiah 29:12-14
Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you…

Deuteronomy 4:29-31
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul…

Deuteronomy 30:1-4
And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, …

Jerusalem

Psalm 122:6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.









(50) Ye that have escaped the sword . . .--The words call on the people to fulfil the prediction of Jeremiah 50:4-5. Even in that distant land, "afar off" from the Temple of Jehovah, they are to remember that they are Israelites, and to think of Jerusalem as their home. In Psalm 137:5-6 we have, as it were, by anticipation, the answer of the exiles. They had not forgotten Jerusalem in the revelry of their conquerors. They were not likely to forget her when their conquerors were, in their turn, conquered.

Verses 50-58. - Conclusion of the prophecy. Verse 50. - Ye that have escaped the sword. Evidently Jews are the persons addressed. It is not, however, perfectly clear whether the escape is from the sword of Babylon or from that of Divine vengeance. The parallel of Isaiah 24:14 would suggest the latter; but in the following verses the fall of Babylon is described as still to come. Stand not still. Lest ye be overtaken by the judgment.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You who have escaped
פְּלֵטִ֣ים (pə·lê·ṭîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 6412: Escaped one, fugitive

the sword,
מֵחֶ֔רֶב (mê·ḥe·reḇ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

depart
הִלְכ֖וּ (hil·ḵū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

and do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's 408: Not

linger!
תַּעֲמֹ֑דוּ (ta·‘ă·mō·ḏū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

Remember
זִכְר֤וּ (ziḵ·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 2142: To mark, to remember, to mention, to be male

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

from far away,
מֵֽרָחוֹק֙ (mê·rā·ḥō·wq)
Preposition-m | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious

and let Jerusalem
וִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (wî·rū·šā·lim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

come
תַּעֲלֶ֥ה (ta·‘ă·leh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

mind.
לְבַבְכֶֽם׃ (lə·ḇaḇ·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart


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