Jeremiah 51:4
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New International Version
They will fall down slain in Babylon, fatally wounded in her streets.

King James Bible
Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.

Darby Bible Translation
And the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets.

World English Bible
They shall fall down slain in the land of the Chaldeans, and thrust through in her streets.

Young's Literal Translation
And fallen have the wounded in the land of the Chaldeans, And the pierced-through in her streets.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And will send - fanners - When the corn is trodden out with the feet of cattle, or crushed out with a heavy wheel armed with iron, with a shovel they throw it up against the wind, that the chaff and broken straw may be separated from it. This is the image used by the prophet; these people shall be trodden, crushed, and fanned by their enemies.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Jeremiah 49:26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, said the LORD of hosts.

Jeremiah 50:30,37 Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, said the LORD...

Isaiah 13:15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined to them shall fall by the sword.

Isaiah 14:19 But you are cast out of your grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword...

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
Isaiah 13:15
Whoever is captured will be thrust through; all who are caught will fall by the sword.

Isaiah 14:19
But you are cast out of your tomb like a rejected branch; you are covered with the slain, with those pierced by the sword, those who descend to the stones of the pit. Like a corpse trampled underfoot,

Jeremiah 49:26
Surely, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD Almighty.

Jeremiah 50:30
Therefore, her young men will fall in the streets; all her soldiers will be silenced in that day," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:37
A sword against her horses and chariots and all the foreigners in her ranks! They will become weaklings. A sword against her treasures! They will be plundered.

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