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.

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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, do not tarry: remember the LORD for many days, and remember Jerusalem.

King James 2000 Bible
You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

American King James Version
You that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into 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.

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.

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.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye that have escaped the sword, go, stand not still: remember Jehovah from afar, 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, 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.
Study Bible
Babylon's Punishment
49Babylon 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 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 7350: Remote, of place, time, precious

and let Jerusalem
וִירֽוּשָׁלִַ֖ם (wî·rū·šā·lim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

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

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