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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Jeremiah 51:32


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    King James Bible - Jeremiah 51:32

    And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

    World English Bible

    and the passages are seized, and the reeds they have burned with
    fire, and the men of war are frightened.

    Douay-Rheims - Jeremiah 51:32

    And that the fords are taken, and the marshes are burnt with
    fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with
    fire, and the men of war are affrighted.

    Original Hebrew

    והמעברות
    4569 נתפשׂו 8610 ואת 853 האגמים 98  שׂרפו 8313 באשׁ 784 ואנשׁי 376 המלחמה 4421 נבהלו׃ 926

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    VERSE (32) -
    Jer 50:38 Isa 44:27

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 51:32

    y los vados fueron tomados, y los carrizos fueron quemados a fuego, y se asombraron los hombres de guerra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 51:32

    Verse 32. That the passages are stopped] Either the
    bridges or slips for boats, by which the inhabitants passed from one side to the other, and may mean the principal gates or passes in the city, which the victorious army would immediately seize, that they might prevent all communication between the inhabitants.

    The reeds they have burned with fire] What this means I cannot tell, unless it refer to something done after the taking of the city. Setting fire to the reeds in the marshy ground, in order the better to clear the places, and give a freer passage to the water, that it may neither stagnate nor turn the solid ground into a marsh. Dr. Blayney thinks it refers to the firing of the houses, in order to throw the inhabitants into the greater confusion; but no historian makes any mention of burning the city, except what is said ver. 30, "They have burned her dwelling places;" and this may be a poetical expression. That they burnt nothing before they took the city must be evident from the circumstance of their taking the city by surprise, in the night time, with the greatest secrecy. Still there might have been some gates, barricadoes, or wooden works, serving for barracks or such like, which obstructed some of the great passages, which, when they had entered, they were obliged to burn, in order to get themselves a ready passage through the city. This is the more likely because this burning of reeds is connected with the stopping of the passages, burning the dwelling places, and breaking the bars.


    Matthew Henry Commentary
    Babylon's doom; God's controversy with her; encouragements from thenc to the Israel of God. (Jer. 51:1-58) The confirming of this. (Jer 51:59-64)

    Jer. 51:1-58 The particulars of this prophecy are dispersed an interwoven, and the same things left and returned to again. Babylon is abundant in treasures, yet neither her waters nor her wealth shal secure her. Destruction comes when they did not think of it. Whereve we are, in the greatest depths, at the greatest distances, we are to remember the Lord our God; and in the times of the greatest fears an hopes, it is most needful to remember the Lord. The feeling excited by Babylon's fall is the same with the New Testament Babylon, Rev 18:9,19. The ruin of all who support idolatry, infidelity, an superstition, is needful for the revival of true godliness; and the threatening prophecies of Scripture yield comfort in this view. The great seat of antichristian tyranny, idolatry, and superstition, the persecutor of true Christians, is as certainly doomed to destruction a ancient Babylon. Then will vast multitudes mourn for sin, and seek the Lord. Then will the lost sheep of the house of Israel be brought bac to the fold of the good Shepherd, and stray no more. And the exac fulfilment of these ancient prophecies encourages us to faith in all the promises and prophecies of the sacred Scriptures.

    Jer. 51:59-64 This prophecy is sent to Babylon, to the captives there by Seraiah, who is to read it to his countrymen in captivity. Let the with faith see the end of these threatening powers, and comfor themselves herewith. When we see what this world is, how glittering it shows, and how flattering its proposals, let us read in the book of the Lord that it shall shortly be desolate. The book must be thrown int the river Euphrates. The fall of the New Testament Babylon is thu represented, Rev. 18:21. Those that sink under the weight of God' wrath and curse, sink for ever. Babylon, and every antichrist, wil soon sink and rise no more for ever. Let us hope in God's word, an quietly wait for his salvation; then we shall see, but shall not share the destruction of the wicked __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    והמעברות 4569 נתפשׂו 8610 ואת 853 האגמים 98  שׂרפו 8313 באשׁ 784 ואנשׁי 376 המלחמה 4421 נבהלו׃ 926


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