Jeremiah 25:11
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New American Standard Bible
'This whole land will be a desolation and a horror, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

King James Bible
And this whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Darby Bible Translation
And this whole land shall become a waste, an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

World English Bible
This whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Young's Literal Translation
And all this land hath been for a waste, for an astonishment, and these nations have served the king of Babylon seventy years.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Seventy years - The duration of the Babylonian empire was really a little short of this period. But the 70 years are usually calculated down to the time when the Jews were permitted to return to their country (compare Jeremiah 29:10).

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The Man and the Book.
In this and the following lectures I attempt an account and estimate of the Prophet Jeremiah, of his life and teaching, and of the Book which contains them--but especially of the man himself, his personality and his tempers (there were more than one), his religious experience and its achievements, with the various high styles of their expression; as well as his influence on the subsequent religion of his people. It has often been asserted that in Jeremiah's ministry more than in any other of the
George Adam Smith—Jeremiah

The Cavils of the Pharisees Concerning Purification, and the Teaching of the Lord Concerning Purity - the Traditions Concerning Hand-Washing' and Vows. '
As we follow the narrative, confirmatory evidence of what had preceded springs up at almost every step. It is quite in accordance with the abrupt departure of Jesus from Capernaum, and its motives, that when, so far from finding rest and privacy at Bethsaida (east of the Jordan), a greater multitude than ever had there gathered around Him, which would fain have proclaimed Him King, He resolved on immediate return to the western shore, with the view of seeking a quieter retreat, even though it were
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

Cross References
Leviticus 26:32
'I will make the land desolate so that your enemies who settle in it will be appalled over it.

2 Chronicles 36:21
to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its sabbaths. All the days of its desolation it kept sabbath until seventy years were complete.

Isaiah 5:6
"I will lay it waste; It will not be pruned or hoed, But briars and thorns will come up. I will also charge the clouds to rain no rain on it."

Isaiah 23:15
Now in that day Tyre will be forgotten for seventy years like the days of one king. At the end of seventy years it will happen to Tyre as in the song of the harlot:

Jeremiah 4:27
For thus says the LORD, "The whole land shall be a desolation, Yet I will not execute a complete destruction.

Jeremiah 12:11
"It has been made a desolation, Desolate, it mourns before Me; The whole land has been made desolate, Because no man lays it to heart.

Jeremiah 12:12
"On all the bare heights in the wilderness Destroyers have come, For a sword of the LORD is devouring From one end of the land even to the other; There is no peace for anyone.

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