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Jeremiah 51:54

 

 

The sound of an outcry from Babylon, And of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans!

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

A cry - i. e., the war-cry.


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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/jeremiah-51.html. 1870.

Coffman's Commentaries on the Bible

"The sound of a cry from Babylon, and of great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans! For Jehovah layeth Babylon waste, and destroyeth out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered: for the destroyer is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, their bows are broken in pieces; for Jehovah is a God of recompenses, he will surely requite. And I will make drunk her princes and her wise men, her governors and her deputies, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts. Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: the broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the peoples shall labor for vanity, and the nations for the fire; and they shall be weary."

"They shall sleep ... saith the King ..." (Jeremiah 51:57). Right in the midst of all the records regarding ancient kings, governors, deputies, etc., the real KING is introduced. He is Jehovah of hosts, the God of Israel.

"The broad walls of Babylon ..." (Jeremiah 51:58). Once more, we shall allow the ancient pagan authorities to tell us about those broad walls. "Herodotus gave their breadth as 85 feet, Strabo and Curtius agreed that they were 31 feet";[21] and Donald Wiseman found some pagan authority who gave the width as 25 feet![22] One ancient writer tells us that four chariots could be raced abreast upon the top of Babylon's walls.


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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". "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

A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon,.... Of the inhabitants of it upon its being taken; which is said to denote the certainty of it, which was as sure as if the cry of the distressed was then heard:

and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans; that is, the report of a great destruction there, was, or would be, carried from thence, and spread all over the world.


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Gill, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/jeremiah-51.html. 1999.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Jeremiah in a manner exults over Babylon, in order that the faithful, having had all obstacles removed or surmounted, might feel assured that what the Prophet had predicted of the fall of Babylon would be confirmed, he then brings them to the very scene itself, when he says, that there would be the voice of a cry from Babylon, and that there would be great breaking or distress from the land of the Chaldeams

We, at the same time, may render שבר, shober, here “crashing,” so that it may correspond with the previous clause: he had said, The voice of a cry from Babylon; now he says,a crashing from the land of the Chaldeans They call that sound crashing, which is produced by some great shaking; as when a great mass falls, it does not happen without a great noise. This, then, is properly what the Prophet means. We have already stated why he used these words, even that the faithful might have before their eyes the event itself, which as yet was incredible. It follows, —


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/jeremiah-51.html. 1840-57.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Jeremiah 51:54 A sound of a cry [cometh] from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:

Ver. 54. A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon.] See Jeremiah 48:3.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/jeremiah-51.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

To assure them that what God threatened should certainly be, he calls to the Jews to listen, as if already there were cry from Babylon, and a sound of a great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/jeremiah-51.html. 1685.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:

No JFB commentary on this verse.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/jeremiah-51.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
48:3-5; 50:22,27,43,46; Isaiah 13:6-9; 15:5; Zephaniah 1:10; Revelation 18:17-19

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Jeremiah 51:54". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/jeremiah-51.html.

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