New Living Translation
Destroying armies come against Babylon. Her mighty men are captured, and their weapons break in their hands. For the LORD is a God who gives just punishment; he always repays in full.
King James Bible
Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite.
Darby Bible Translation
For the spoiler is come against her, against Babylon, and her mighty men are taken; their bows are broken in pieces; for Jehovah, the �God of recompences, will certainly requite.
World English Bible
for the destroyer is come on her, even on Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Yahweh is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite.
Young's Literal Translation
For come in against it -- against Babylon -- hath a spoiler, And captured have been its mighty ones, Broken have been their bows, For the God of recompences -- Jehovah -- doth certainly repay.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
51:56 Because - Little more is said here than was before, only the words hint the taking of Babylon by a surprize when the king, and the inhabitants were not aware of it, which we had before also told us, ver.39,40. Requite - The wrongs done to his people.
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I will take revenge; I will pay them back. In due time their feet will slip. Their day of disaster will arrive, and their destiny will overtake them.'
He causes wars to end throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and snaps the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
There he has broken the fiery arrows of the enemy, the shields and swords and weapons of war. Interlude
O LORD, the God of vengeance, O God of vengeance, let your glorious justice shine forth!
Arise, O judge of the earth. Give the proud what they deserve.
This is what the LORD of Heaven's Armies says: "I will destroy the archers of Elam--the best of their forces.
"Send out a call for archers to come to Babylon. Surround the city so none can escape. Do to her as she has done to others, for she has defied the LORD, the Holy One of Israel.
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