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Jeremiah 51:1

    Jeremiah 51:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Thus said the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the middle of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in Leb-kamai, a destroying wind.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The Lord has said: See, I will make a wind of destruction come up against Babylon and against those who are living in Chaldaea;

    Webster's Revision

    Thus saith Jehovah: Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in Leb-kamai, a destroying wind.

    World English Bible

    Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against those who dwell in Lebkamai, a destroying wind.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Thus saith the LORD: Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in Lebkamai, a destroying wind.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 51:1

    Thus saith the Lord - This chapter is a continuation of the preceding prophecy.

    A destroying wind - Such as the pestilential winds in the east; and here the emblem of a destroying army, carrying all before them, and wasting with fire and sword.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 51:1

    In the midst of them that rise up against me - Or, in Leb-kamai, the cipher for Kasdim, i. e., Chaldaea. This cipher was not necessarily invented by Jeremiah, or used for concealment. It was probaby first devised either for political purposes or for trade, and was in time largely employed in the correspondence between the exiles at Babylon and their friends at home. Thus, words in common use like Sheshach Jeremiah 25:26 and Leb-kamai, would be known to everybody.