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Jeremiah 50:2

    Jeremiah 50:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Declare you among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Declare ye among the nations and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed; her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Give it out among the nations, make it public, and let the flag be lifted up; give the word and keep nothing back; say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is broken, her images are put to shame, her gods are broken.

    Webster's Revision

    Declare ye among the nations and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed; her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.

    World English Bible

    Declare among the nations and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and don't conceal: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is disappointed, Merodach is dismayed; her images are disappointed, her idols are dismayed.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Declare ye among the nations and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is put to shame, Merodach is dismayed; her images are put to shame, her idols are dismayed.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 50:2

    Standard - Flag; banner.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 50:2

    Declare ye among the nations - God's determination relative to this empire.

    Set up a standard - Show the people where they are to assemble.

    Say, Babylon is taken - It is a thing so firmly determined, that it is as good as already done.

    Bel - The tutelar deity of Babylon is confounded, because it cannot save its own city.

    Merodach - Another of their idols, is broken to pieces; it was not able to save itself, much less the whole empire.

    Her idols are confounded - It is a reproach to have acknowledged them.

    Her images - Great and small, golden and wooden, are broken to pieces; even the form of them no longer appears.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 50:2

    Confounded ... confounded - ashamed ... ashamed.

    Merodach - This deity, in the inscriptions Marduk, was the tutelary god of Babylon, and Nebuchadnezzar, who called his son Evil-Merodach, appears to have been especially devoted to his service. He was really identical with Bel, and his equivalent among the planets was Jupiter: and as such he was styled "King of heaven and earth."

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 50:2

    50:2 Bel - Bel and Merodach were the two principal idols of the Babylonians.