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Jeremiah 51:13

    Jeremiah 51:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    O you that dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end is come, and the measure of your covetousness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, the measure of thy covetousness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    O you whose living-place is by the wide waters, whose stores are great, your end is come, your evil profit is ended.

    Webster's Revision

    O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, the measure of thy covetousness.

    World English Bible

    You who dwell on many waters, abundant in treasures, your end has come, the measure of your covetousness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, the measure of thy covetousness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 51:13

    O thou that dwellest upon many waters - Thou who hast an abundant supply of waters. It was built on the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates; the latter running through the city. But the many waters may mean the many nations which belonged to the Babylonish empire; nations and people are frequently so called in Scripture.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 51:13

    Upon many waters - The great wealth of Babylonia was caused not merely by the Euphrates, but by a vast system of canals, which served for defense as well as for irrigation.

    The measure of thy covetousness - i. e., the appointed end of thy gain. Some render it: the ell of thy cutting off, i. e., the appointed measure at which thou art to be cut off, at which thy web of existence is to be severed from the loom.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 51:13

    51:13 Waters - Babylon is said to dwell upon many waters, because the great river Euphrates, did not only run by it, but almost encompass it branching itself into many smaller rivers, which made several parts of the city, islands.