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Jeremiah 51:30

    Jeremiah 51:30 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The mighty men of Babylon have declined to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might has failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwelling places; her bars are broken.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their might hath failed; they are become as women: her dwelling-places are set on fire; her bars are broken.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Babylon's men of war have kept back from the fight, waiting in their strong places; their strength has given way, they have become like women: her houses have been put on fire, her locks are broken.

    Webster's Revision

    The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their might hath failed; they are become as women: her dwelling-places are set on fire; her bars are broken.

    World English Bible

    The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strongholds; their might has failed; they are become as women: her dwelling places are set on fire; her bars are broken.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they remain in their strong holds; their might hath failed; they are become as women: her dwelling places are set on fire; her bars are broken.

    Definitions for Jeremiah 51:30

    Became - Was exactly suited for; was fitting.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 51:30

    The mighty men - have forborne to fight - They were panic-struck when they found the Medes and Persians within their walls, and at once saw that resistance was useless.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 51:30

    Have forborn to fight - Or, have ceased to fight: in despair when they saw that the conflict was hopeless.

    Holds - The word properly means an acropolis, and so any inaccessible place of refuge.

    They have burned - i. e., the enemy have burned.

    Bars - i. e., fortifications (compare Amos 1:5).