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Jeremiah 51:58


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 


Ps 127:1; Isa 45:1,2; Isa 65:23; Jer 50:15; Jer 51:9,64; Jer 51:30; Jer 51:44; Hab 2:13

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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