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Jeremiah 51:45

 

 

"Come forth from her midst, My people, And each of you save yourselves From the fierce anger of the LORD.

Adam Clarke Commentary

My people, go ye out - A warning to all the Jews in Babylon to leave the city, and escape for their lives.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/jeremiah-51.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The fierce anger of the Lord - i. e., against Babylon. The people of God are to flee away that they may not be involved in the miseries of Babylon. See the Jeremiah 50:8 note.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-51.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"My people, Go ye out of the midst of her, and save yourselves every man from the fierce anger of Jehovah, and let not your heart faint, neither fear ye for the tidings that shall be found in the land; for tidings shall come one year, and after that in another year shall come tidings, and violence is in the land, ruler against ruler. Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will execute judgment upon the graven images of Babylon; and her whole land shall be confounded; and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. Thus the heavens and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for joy over Babylon, for the destroyers shall come unto her from the north, saith Jehovah. As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the land."

"All her slain shall fall in the midst of her ..." (Jeremiah 51:47). Harrison noted that this passage will bear the translation: "Just as the whole earth's slain have fallen for Babylon, so at Babylon the whole earth's slain shall fall."[19] Certainly this idea must be in the passage, because of what God said through the apostle John.

"And in her (Mystery Babylon, the Great Harlot) was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all that have been slain upon the earth" (Revelation 18:24).

Jeremiah 51:44-46 are taken from Jeremiah 49:19-21. See my comments there.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/jeremiah-51.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

My people, go ye out of the midst of her,.... This is a call of the Jews to go out of Babylon, not before the taking of the city by Cyrus; but when he should issue out a proclamation, giving them liberty to return to their own land; which many of them, being well settled in Babylon, would not be ready to accept of, but choose to continue there; wherefore they are urged to depart from thence, because of the danger they would be exposed unto; for though the city was not destroyed by Cyrus upon his taking it, yet it was by Darius Hystaspes some time after. The same call is given to the people of God to come out of mystical Babylon, Revelation 18:4;

and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord; shown in the destruction of Babylon; See Gill on Jeremiah 51:6.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-51.html. 1999.

Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament

Since Babylon will be punished by the Lord with destruction, the people of God are to flee out of it, and to preserve their lives from the fierce anger of Jahveh, which will discharge itself on Babylon. חרון אף , as in Jeremiah 4:8, Jeremiah 4:26, etc.


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Keil, Carl Friedrich & Delitzsch, Franz. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/jeremiah-51.html. 1854-1889.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.

Go out of her — At all hazards escape for your lives.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/jeremiah-51.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Here the Prophet exhorts the Israelites to flee from Chaldea and Assyria. Yet this exhortation was intended for another purpose, to encourage them in the hope of deliverance; for it was hardly credible that they should ever have a free exit, for Babylon was to them like a sepulcher. As then he exhorts them as to their deliverance, he intimates that God would be their redeemer, as he had promised. But he shows that God’s vengeance on Babylon would be dreadful, when he says, Flee from the indignation of God’s wrath.

We must, however, observe, that the faithful were thus awakened, lest, being inebriated with the indulgences of the Chaldeans, they should obstinately remain there, when God stretched forth his hand to them; for we know what happened when liberty to return was given to the Israelites — a small portion only returned; some despised the great favor of God; they were so accustomed to their habitations, and were so fixed there, that they made no account of the Temple, nor of the land promised them by God. The Prophet, then, that he might withdraw the faithful from such indulgences, says, that all who, in their torpor, remained there, would be miserable, because the indignation of God would kindle against that city. We now perceive the object of the Prophet.

It appears, indeed, but a simple exhortation to the Jews to remove, that they might not be polluted with the filth of Babylon, but another end is also to be regarded, proposed by the holy Prophet. This exhortation, then, contains in it a promise of return, as though he had said, that they were not to fear, because liberty would at length be given them, as God had promised. In the meantime, a stimulant is added to the promise, lest the Israelites should be delighted with the pleasures of Chaldea, and thus despise the inheritance promised them by God; for we know how great was the pleasantness of that land, and how great was the abundance it possessed of all blessings; for the fruitfulness of that land is more celebrated than that of all other countries. No wonder, then, that the Prophet so strongly urged the Jews to return, and that he set before them the vengeance of God to frighten them with terror, in case they slumbered in Chaldea. And he afterwards adds, —


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-51.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 51:45 My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.

Ver. 45. My people, go ye out of the midst of her.] This is much pressed, [Jeremiah 48:6] and it was but need; for many of the Jews were as hardly drawn to depart thence as a dog, ab uncto corio, from a fat morsel.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-51.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

These words are an exhortation to the Jews to be willing, upon the first proclamation of liberty by Cyrus, to go out of Babylon, notwithstanding the pleasantness of the place, and that now their stakes had been pitched there many years, because of the ruin which should most certainly come on that place.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". 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

The Lord directed His people to leave Babylon, because He would bring judgment on her, and because He would fulfill the promises of Israel"s restoration (cf. Jeremiah 51:6; Jeremiah 50:8). It was God"s will for the Israelites to return to the Promised Land at the end of the Exile.


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Constable, Thomas. DD. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/dcc/jeremiah-51.html. 2012.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(45) Go ye out of the midst of her . . .—The prophet repeats, with all the emphasis of iteration, the summons of Jeremiah 50:8; Jeremiah 51:6. The “fierce anger of the Lord” is that which was directed primarily against Babylon, but which would also fall on those who chose to remain and become “partakers in her plagues.” (Compare Revelation 18:4.)


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/jeremiah-51.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD.
go
6,9,50; 50:8; Isaiah 48:20; Zechariah 2:7; Revelation 14:8-11; 18:4
deliver
Genesis 19:12-16; Numbers 16:26; Acts 2:40; 2 Corinthians 6:17

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:45". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-51.html.

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