Jeremiah 51:37
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New International Version
Babylon will be a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals, an object of horror and scorn, a place where no one lives.

King James Bible
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant.

Darby Bible Translation
And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling-place of jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

World English Bible
Babylon shall become heaps, a dwelling place for jackals, an astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

Young's Literal Translation
And Babylon hath been for heaps, A habitation of dragons, An astonishment, and a hissing, without inhabitant.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Without an inhabitant - See Jeremiah 50:39.

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become

Jeremiah 51:25,26,29 Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, said the LORD, which destroy all the earth: and I will stretch out my hand on you...

Jeremiah 25:9,12,18 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, said the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant...

Jeremiah 50:12,13,23-26,38-40 Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bore you shall be ashamed: behold, the last of the nations shall be a wilderness...

Isaiah 13:19-22 And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah...

Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction...

Isaiah 34:8-17 For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion...

Revelation 18:2,21-23 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils...

an hissing

Jeremiah 18:16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passes thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.

Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing...

Jeremiah 29:18 And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence...

2 Chronicles 29:8 Why the wrath of the LORD was on Judah and Jerusalem, and he has delivered them to trouble, to astonishment, and to hissing...

Lamentations 2:15,16 All that pass by clap their hands at you; they hiss and wag their head at the daughter of Jerusalem, saying...

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels...

Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelled carelessly, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me...

Library
The Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
The Medes and Cimmerians: Lydia--The conquest of Egypt, of Arabia, and of Elam. As we have already seen, Sennacherib reigned for eight years after his triumph; eight years of tranquillity at home, and of peace with all his neighbours abroad. If we examine the contemporary monuments or the documents of a later period, and attempt to glean from them some details concerning the close of his career, we find that there is a complete absence of any record of national movement on the part of either Elam,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

The Last King of Judah
Zedekiah at the beginning of his reign was trusted fully by the king of Babylon and had as a tried counselor the prophet Jeremiah. By pursuing an honorable course toward the Babylonians and by paying heed to the messages from the Lord through Jeremiah, he could have kept the respect of many in high authority and have had opportunity to communicate to them a knowledge of the true God. Thus the captive exiles already in Babylon would have been placed on vantage ground and granted many liberties; the
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Revelation 18:2
With a mighty voice he shouted: "'Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!' She has become a dwelling for demons and a haunt for every impure spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable animal.

Isaiah 13:20
She will never be inhabited or lived in through all generations; there no nomads will pitch their tents, there no shepherds will rest their flocks.

Jeremiah 9:11
"I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a haunt of jackals; and I will lay waste the towns of Judah so no one can live there."

Jeremiah 25:9
I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon," declares the LORD, "and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin.

Jeremiah 49:17
"Edom will become an object of horror; all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff because of all its wounds.

Jeremiah 49:33
"Hazor will become a haunt of jackals, a desolate place forever. No one will live there; no people will dwell in it."

Nahum 3:6
I will pelt you with filth, I will treat you with contempt and make you a spectacle.

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