New Living Translation
The news is passed from one runner to the next as the messengers hurry to tell the king that his city has been captured.
King James Bible
One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,
Darby Bible Translation
Courier runneth to meet courier, and messenger to meet messenger, to announce to the king of Babylon that his city is taken from end to end;
World English Bible
One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:
Young's Literal Translation
Runner to meet runner doth run, And announcer to meet announcer, To announce to the king of Babylon, For, captured hath been his city -- at the extremity.
Jeremiah 51:31 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
51:31 At one end - Cyrus entered the city at one end, by the channel of the river, which he had drained, and surprized Belshazzar in the midst of his feast.
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Then Zadok's son Ahimaaz said, "Let me run to the king with the good news that the LORD has rescued him from his enemies."
2 Chronicles 30:6
At the king's command, runners were sent throughout Israel and Judah. They carried letters that said: "O people of Israel, return to the LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, so that he will return to the few of us who have survived the conquest of the Assyrian kings.
This is what the LORD says: "Tell the whole world, and keep nothing back. Raise a signal flag to tell everyone that Babylon will fall! Her images and idols will be shattered. Her gods Bel and Marduk will be utterly disgraced.
Listen, Babylon, for I have set a trap for you. You are caught, for you have fought against the LORD.
The king of Babylon has heard reports about the enemy, and he is weak with fright. Pangs of anguish have gripped him, like those of a woman in labor.
All the escape routes are blocked. The marshes have been set aflame, and the army is in a panic.
That very night Belshazzar, the Babylonian king, was killed.
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