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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Jeremiah 51:43

 

 

"Her cities have become an object of horror, A parched land and a desert, A land in which no man lives And through which no son of man passes.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

A wilderness - Or, a desert of sand.

A land wherein - Rather, “a land - no man shall dwell in them (i. e., its cities), and no human being shall pass through them.”


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-51.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness,.... Which some understand of Babylon itself, divided into two parts by the river Euphrates running in the midst of it, called by BerosusF6Apud Joseph. contr. Apion, l. 1. c. 19. the inward and outward cities; though rather these design the rest of the cities in Chaldea, of which Babylon was the metropolis, the mother city, and the other her daughters, which should share the same fate with herself; be demolished, and the ground on which they stood become a dry, barren, uncultivated, and desert land:

a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby; having neither inhabitant nor traveller; see Jeremiah 50:12.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-51.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Her cities — the cities, her dependencies. So, “Jerusalem and the cities thereof” (Jeremiah 34:1). Or, the “cities” are the inner and outer cities, the two parts into which Babylon was divided by the Euphrates [Grotius].


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/jeremiah-51.html. 1871-8.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

He repeats what he had previously said, but we have before reminded you why he speaks so largely on a subject in itself not obscure. For he might have comprehended in a few words all that he had said in the last chapter and also in this; but it was difficult to convince men of what he taught — it was therefore necessary to dwell at large on the subject.

He says now that the cities of Babylon, that is, of that monarchy, would become a desolation. He seems to have hitherto directed his threatenings against the city itself; but now he declares that God’s vengeance would extend to all the cities under the power of the Chaldean nation; and he speaks at large of their desolation, for he says that it would be a land of desert, a land of drought, or of filthiness, so that no one would dwell in it. And though he uses the singular number and repeats it, yet he refers to cities, Pass through it shall no man, dwell in it shall no man (102) He indeed speaks of the whole land, but so that he properly refers to the cities, as though he had said, that so great would be the destruction, that however far and wide the monarchy of Babylon extended, all its cities would be cut off. It afterwards follows, —

43.Become have her cities a desolation, Like a land of drought and a wilderness; Dwell in them shall no man, And pass through them shall no son of man.

The second “land” is omitted in two MSS.; and one has “in her,” instead of “in them.” — Ed.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-51.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 51:43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth [any] son of man pass thereby.

Ver. 43. Her cities are a desolation.] See Jeremiah 2:6; Jeremiah 9:12.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-51.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

See Jeremiah 2:6 9:12: the words are all of them descriptive of an utter desolation, that should not only be the fate of Babylon the head city, but of all the inferior cities, that were as daughters to that mother city.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-51.html. 1685.

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable

All the cities of the land would become uninhabited, and the land would become a waterless desert. No one would even pass through the land.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-51.html. 2012.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

no man dwelleth. Still future.

man. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/jeremiah-51.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.

Her cites - the cities her dependencies. So "Jerusalem and the cities thereof" (Jeremiah 34:1). Or the "cities" are the inner and outer cities, the two parts into which Babylon was divided by the Euphrates (Grotius).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-51.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(43) Her cities are a desolation . . .—The word for “wilderness” is Arabah, commonly used of the sandy desert south of the Dead Sea. The prophet seems to dwell with a stern delight on the seeming paradox that the sea with which Babylon is to be oversowed, the floods of invaders and destroyers, shall leave her cities and her plains drier and more sandy than before.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-51.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby.
cities
29,37; 50:39,40
a land
2:6; Isaiah 13:20; Ezekiel 29:10,11

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:43". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-51.html.

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