The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 50:21–28

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21  Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod; waste and utterly destroy after them, saith YHWH, and do according to all that I have commanded thee.

Jer27:21  on the land, saith the Lord. Go up against it roughly, and against them that dwell on it: avenge, O sword, and destroy utterly, saith the Lord, and do according to all that I command thee.

21  Ascend against the land of the rulers, and visit against its inhabitants! Scatter and destroy whatever has been left behind them, says the Lord, and act according to all that I have instructed you.

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22  Hark! battle is in the land, and great destruction.

Jer27:22  A sound of war, and great destruction in the land of the Chaldeans!

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23  How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! How is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

23  How has the mallet of the entire earth been broken and crushed? How has Babylon been turned into a desert among the nations?

23  How is the mighty one of the whole earth defeated and taken! How has Babylon become an amazement among the nations!

24  I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware; thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against YHWH.

24  I have ensnared you, and you have been captured, O Babylon, and you did not realize it. You have been discovered and seized, because you provoked the Lord.

24  Babylon has stumbled and she is taken; she did not know that she stood up against the LORD.

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25  YHWH hath opened His armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of His indignation; for it is a work that YHWH GOD of hosts hath to do in the land of the Chaldeans.

Jer27:25  The Lord has opened his treasury, and brought forth the weapons of his anger: for the Lord God has a work in the land of the Chaldeans.

25  The Lord has opened his storehouse, and he has brought forth the instruments of his wrath. For there is work for the Lord, the God of hosts, within the land of the Chaldeans.

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26  Come against her from every quarter, open her granaries, cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly; let nothing of her be left.

Jer27:26  For her times are come: open ye her storehouses: search her as a cave, and utterly destroy her: let there be no remnant of her.

26  Advance against her from the furthest regions! Open, so that those who will trample her may go out! Take stones from the road, and gather them into piles, and destroy her. And let there be nothing left of her.

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27  Slay all her bullocks, let them go down to the slaughter; woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation.

Jer27:27  Dry ye up all her fruits, and let them go down to the slaughter: woe to them! for their day is come, and the time of their retribution.

27  Scatter all her strong ones. Let them descend to the slaughter. Woe to them! For their day has arrived, the time of their visitation.

28  Hark! they flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of YHWH our God, the vengeance of His temple.

Jer27:28  A voice of men fleeing and escaping from the land of Babylon, to declare to Sion the vengeance that comes from the Lord our God.

28  It is the voice of those who are fleeing and of those who have escaped from the land of Babylon: to announce in Zion the revenge of the Lord our God, the revenge of his Temple.