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Jeremiah 50:29

Context
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“Call for archers 1  to come against Babylon! Summon against her all who draw the bow! Set up camp all around the city! Do not allow anyone to escape! Pay her back for what she has done. Do to her what she has done to others. For she has proudly defied me, 2  the Holy One of Israel. 3 

XREF

Ex 10:3; Ps 137:8,9; Isa 14:13,14; Isa 37:23; Isa 47:10; Jer 50:9,14,26; Jer 50:15; Jer 50:24,32; Jer 51:56; Da 4:37; Da 5:23; Da 11:36; 2Th 2:4; Re 13:5,6; Re 16:6; Re 18:6

NET © Notes

tn For this word see BDB 914 s.v. III רַב and compare usage in Prov 26:10 and Job 16:12 and compare the usage of the verb in Gen 49:23. Based on this evidence, it is not necessary to emend the form to רֹבִים (rovim) as many commentators contend.

tn Heb “for she has acted insolently against the Lord.” Once again there is the problem of the Lord speaking about himself in the third person (or the prophet dropping his identification with the Lord). As in several other places the present translation, along with several other modern English versions (TEV, CEV, NIrV), has substituted the first person to maintain consistency with the context.

sn The Holy One of Israel is a common title for the Lord in the book of Isaiah. It is applied to the Lord only here and in 51:5 in the book of Jeremiah. It is a figure where an attribute of a person is put as a title of a person (compare “your majesty” for a king). It pictures the Lord as the sovereign king who rules over his covenant people and exercises moral authority over them.



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