Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Jeremiah 51:58

Context
NET ©

This is what the Lord who rules over all 1  says, “Babylon’s thick wall 2  will be completely demolished. 3  Her high gates will be set on fire. The peoples strive for what does not satisfy. 4  The nations grow weary trying to get what will be destroyed.” 5 

NIV ©

This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Babylon’s thick wall will be levelled and her high gates set on fire; the peoples exhaust themselves for nothing, the nations’ labour is only fuel for the flames."

NASB ©

Thus says the LORD of hosts, "The broad wall of Babylon will be completely razed And her high gates will be set on fire; So the peoples will toil for nothing, And the nations become exhausted only for fire."

NLT ©

This is what the LORD Almighty says: "The wide walls of Babylon will be leveled to the ground, and her high gates will be burned. The builders from many lands have worked in vain, for their work will be destroyed by fire!"

MSG ©

GOD-of-the-Angel-Armies speaks: "The city walls of Babylon--those massive walls!--will be flattened. And those city gates--huge gates!--will be set on fire. The harder you work at this empty life, the less you are. Nothing comes of ambition like this but ashes."

BBE ©

The Lord of armies has said: The wide walls of Babylon will be completely uncovered and her high doorways will be burned with fire; so peoples keep on working for nothing, and the weariness of nations comes to an end in the smoke.

NRSV ©

Thus says the LORD of hosts: The broad wall of Babylon shall be leveled to the ground, and her high gates shall be burned with fire. The peoples exhaust themselves for nothing, and the nations weary themselves only for fire.

NKJV ©

Thus says the LORD of hosts: "The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, And her high gates shall be burned with fire; The people will labor in vain, And the nations, because of the fire; And they shall be weary."


KJV
Thus saith
<0559> (8804)
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>_;
The broad
<07342>
walls
<02346>
of Babylon
<0894>
shall be utterly
<06209> (8771)
broken
<06209> (8698)_,
and her high
<01364>
gates
<08179>
shall be burned
<03341> (8799)
with fire
<0784>_;
and the people
<05971>
shall labour
<03021> (8799)
in vain
<07385>_,
and the folk
<03816>
in
<01767>
the fire
<0784>_,
and they shall be weary
<03286> (8804)_.
{The broad...: or, The walls of broad Babylon} {broken: or, made naked}
NASB ©
Thus
<03541>
says
<0559>
the LORD
<03068>
of hosts
<06635>
, "The broad
<07342>
wall
<02346>
of Babylon
<0894>
will be completely
<06209>
razed
<06209>
And her high
<01364>
gates
<08179>
will be set
<03341>
on fire
<0784>
; So the peoples
<05971>
will toil
<03021>
for nothing
<01767>
<7385>, And the nations
<03816>
become
<03286>
exhausted
<03286>
only for fire
<0784>
."
HEBREW
o
wpeyw
<03286>
sa
<0784>
ydb
<01767>
Mymalw
<03816>
qyr
<07385>
ydb
<01767>
Myme
<05971>
wegyw
<03021>
wtuy
<03341>
sab
<0784>
Myhbgh
<01364>
hyresw
<08179>
rerett
<06209>
rere
<06209>
hbxrh
<07342>
lbb
<0894>
twmx
<02346>
twabu
<06635>
hwhy
<03068>
rma
<0559>
hk (51:58)
<03541>
LXXM
(28:58) tade
<3592
D-APN
legei
<3004
V-PAI-3S
kuriov
<2962
N-NSM
teicov
<5038
N-NSN
babulwnov
<897
N-GSF
eplatunyh
<4115
V-API-3S
kataskaptomenon
<2679
V-PPPNS
kataskafhsetai
<2679
V-FPI-3S
kai
<2532
CONJ
ai
<3588
T-NPF
pulai
<4439
N-NPF
authv
<846
D-GSF
ai
<3588
T-NPF
uqhlai
<5308
A-NPF
empurisyhsontai {V-FPI-3P} kai
<2532
CONJ
ou
<3364
ADV
kopiasousin
<2872
V-FAI-3P
laoi
<2992
N-NPM
eiv
<1519
PREP
kenon
<2756
A-ASM
kai
<2532
CONJ
eynh
<1484
N-NPN
en
<1722
PREP
arch
<746
N-DSF
ekleiqousin
<1587
V-FAI-3P
NET © [draft] ITL
This is what the Lord
<03068>
who rules over all
<06635>
says, “Babylon’s
<0894>
thick
<07342>
wall
<02346>
will be completely demolished
<06209>
. Her high
<01364>
gates
<08179>
will be set on fire
<03341>
. fire
<0784>
. The peoples
<05971>
strive
<03021>
for what does not satisfy
<07385>
. satisfy
<01767>
. The nations
<03816>
grow weary
<03286>
trying
<06209>
to get what will be destroyed
<03286>
.”
NET ©

This is what the Lord who rules over all 1  says, “Babylon’s thick wall 2  will be completely demolished. 3  Her high gates will be set on fire. The peoples strive for what does not satisfy. 4  The nations grow weary trying to get what will be destroyed.” 5 

NET © Notes

sn See the note at Jer 2:19.

tn The text has the plural “walls,” but many Hebrew mss read the singular “wall,” which is also supported by the ancient Greek version. The modifying adjective “thick” is singular as well.

tn The infinitive absolute emphasizes the following finite verb. Another option is to translate, “will certainly be demolished.”

tn Heb “for what is empty.”

tn Heb “and the nations for fire, and they grow weary.”



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