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E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - Jeremiah 51:55

destroyed = caused to perish. Hebrew. 'abar. Not the same as in verses: Jeremiah 51:1 , Jeremiah 51:3 , Jeremiah 51:8 , Jeremiah 1:11 , Jer 1:20 , Jer 1:25 , Jer 1:54 . read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Jeremiah 51:55

Jeremiah 51:55. And destroyed out of her the great voice— When cities are populous, they are of course noisy. See Isaiah 22:2. Silence is therefore a mark of depopulation; and in this sense we are to understand God's destroying or taking away out of Babylon the great noise, which during the time of her prosperity was constantly heard there; "the busy hum of men," as the poet very expressively calls it. In this manner the mystical Babylon is threatened, Revelation 18:22-23. Compare ch. Jer 7:34... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Jeremiah 51:55

55. great voice—Where once was the great din of a mighty city, there shall be the silence of death [VATABLUS]. Or, the "great voice" of the revellers (Jeremiah 51:38; Jeremiah 51:39; Isaiah 22:2). Or, the voice of mighty boasting [CALVIN], (compare Jeremiah 51:53). her waves—"when" her calamities shall cause her to give forth a widely different "voice," even such a one as the waves give that lash the shores (Jeremiah 51:42) [GROTIUS]. Or, "when" is connected thus: "the great voice" in her, when... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Jeremiah 51:54-55

When the Lord destroys the land of the Chaldeans, there will be loud cries of anguish that will replace the loud noise of her hustle and bustle. These cries would resemble the sound of the waves of the sea. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Jeremiah 51:54-58

15. The justice of Babylon’s judgment 51:54-58It was righteous and just for Yahweh to judge Babylon. The repetition of terms from Jeremiah 50:2-3; Jeremiah 50:46 forms an inclusio (bookends) that frames the entire oracle against Babylon. [Note: Smothers, p. 372.] read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Jeremiah 51:1-64

1-14. The end of Babylon arrives.1. See on Jeremiah 25:26. 1, 2. The imagery is of the wind scattering the chaff on the threshingfloor. The wind and the fanners are the Medes (Jeremiah 51:11). 3. Him that bendeth] i.e. his bow in defence of Babylon. Brigandine] coat of mail. 5. See on Jeremiah 50:29. 7. Babylon has been God’s instrument in His vengeance on the nations. 10. Hath brought forth our righteousness] has judged that the Jews’ idolatry has been sufficiently punished, and that they are... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Jeremiah 51:55

(55) Because the Lord hath spoiled Babylon . . .—In Jeremiah 51:54 the prophet hears the cry of the captured city. The “great voice” which Jehovah “destroys” or “makes to cease” is the stir and tumult of life that surged, as it were, through the city (Isa. 18:12, 13). The “waves” are those of the “sea” of the legions of her conqueror (see Jeremiah 51:42), and they “roar” while the voices that were heard before are hushed in the silence of death. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Jeremiah 51:1-64

Jeremiah 51:7 Babylon, then, for all its power and all its independence, was an instrument of God, and no one can deeply study the Word of God without coming to perceive the awful emphasis that it lays on the fact of instrumentality. I. Now sometimes the blindest eye can see how exquisitely the instruments of God are fitted to the task God has in hand. But is not the general rule the very opposite? I think it is the reverse that strikes us most. 1. Think, for example, of the instrument which He... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Jeremiah 51:1-64

CHAPTER XXVBABYLONJeremiah 50:1-46, Jeremiah 51:1-64"Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces."- Jeremiah 50:2THESE chapters present phenomena analogous to those of Isaiah 40:1-31; Isaiah 41:1-29; Isaiah 42:1-25; Isaiah 43:1-28; Isaiah 44:1-28; Isaiah 45:1-25; Isaiah 46:1-13; Isaiah 47:1-15; Isaiah 48:1-22; Isaiah 49:1-26; Isaiah 50:1-11; Isaiah 51:1-23; Isaiah 52:1-15; Isaiah 53:1-12; Isaiah 54:1-17; Isaiah 55:1-13; Isaiah 56:1-12; Isaiah 57:1-21; Isaiah 58:1-14;... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Jeremiah 51:1-64

CHAPTERS 50-51 Babylon These two final chapters contain a great prophecy concerning Babylon, her overthrow and doom. The fifty-first chapter closes with the statement “thus far are the words of Jeremiah.” There is a direct statement that Jeremiah wrote all these words. We find it at the close of Jeremiah 51:59-64 . “Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon.” It would be a brazen infidelity which says Jeremiah did... read more

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