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Jeremiah 51:31

    Jeremiah 51:31 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to met another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    One man, running, will give word to another, and one who goes with news will be handing it on to another, to give word to the king of Babylon that his town has been taken from every quarter:

    Webster's Revision

    One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to met another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:

    World English Bible

    One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:

    Definitions for Jeremiah 51:31

    Meet - Agreeable; fit; proper.
    Post - A runner; courier.

    Clarke's Commentary on Jeremiah 51:31

    One post shall run to meet another - As the city was taken by surprise, in the manner already related, so now messengers, one after another, were dispatched to give the king information of what was done; viz., that the city was taken at one end. Herodotus tells us that the extreme parts of the city were taken, before those of the center knew any thing of the invasion. Herodot. lib. 1 c.

    Barnes' Notes on Jeremiah 51:31

    The royal palace was a strong fortification in the heart of the city. The messengers thus met one another.

    At one end - Rather, from all sides, entirely, completely.

    Wesley's Notes on Jeremiah 51:31

    51:31 At one end - Cyrus entered the city at one end, by the channel of the river, which he had drained, and surprized Belshazzar in the midst of his feast.