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Jeremiah 50:9

    Jeremiah 50:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For, see, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For, lo, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For see, I am moving and sending up against Babylon a band of great nations from the north country: and they will put their armies in position against her; and from there she will be taken: their arrows will be like those of an expert man of war; not one will come back without getting its mark.

    Webster's Revision

    For, lo, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain.

    World English Bible

    For, behold, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon a company of great nations from the north country; and they shall set themselves in array against her; from there she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For, lo, I will stir up and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of an expert mighty man; none shall return in vain.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 50:9

    Array - To put on; to clothe.
    Thence - There; that place.
    Vain - Empty; foolish; useless.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 50:9

    An assembly of great nations - The army of Cyrus was composed of Medes, Persians, Armenians, Caducians, Sacae, etc. Though all these did not come from the north; yet they were arranged under the Medes, who did come from the north, in reference to Babylon.

    Their arrows - They are such expert archers, that they shall never miss their mark.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 50:9

    I will raise - Or, stir up.

    An assembly of great nations - The Medo-Persian empire was as much an aggregate of discordant nations as that of Babylon.

    From thence - From the north, i. e., by the great nations coming thence.

    Return in vain - A proverbial expression for ill success (compare Isaiah 55:11). Here the skillful warrior returns not empty.