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Jeremiah 51:26

Context
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No one will use any of your stones as a cornerstone. No one will use any of them in the foundation of his house. For you will lie desolate forever,” 1  says the Lord. 2 

XREF

Isa 13:19-22; Isa 14:23; Isa 34:8-17; Jer 50:12,13; Jer 50:40,41; Jer 51:37,43; Re 18:20-24

NET © Notes

tn This is a fairly literal translation of the original which reads “No one will take from you a stone for a cornerstone nor a stone for foundations.” There is no unanimity of opinion in the commentaries, many feeling that the figure of the burned mountain continues and others feeling that the figure here shifts to a burned city whose stones are so burned that they are useless to be used in building. The latter is the interpretation adopted here (see, e.g., F. B. Huey, Jeremiah, Lamentations [NAC], 423; W. L. Holladay, Jeremiah [Hermeneia], 2:426; NCV).

sn The figure here shifts to that of a burned-up city whose stones cannot be used for building. Babylon will become a permanent heap of ruins.

tn Heb “Oracle of the Lord.”



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