The Book of Jeremiah chapters 48-52
Jer 48:1Against Moab thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Woe unto Nebo! for it is spoiled: Kiriathaim is confounded and taken: Misgab is confounded and dismayed. Moab was one of the sons of Lot. Ammon was the other son of Lot. The Moabites settled southeast of Israel on the opposite side of the dead sea. The Moabites were always hostile to Israel and would never let them cross their land. Nebo: That is where God took Moses. Kiriathaim: Between Medeba and Dibon. Misgab: High fort tower or high place in Moab.
Jer 48:2There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee. Heshbon: Now Hesban, the capital of Sihon king of the Amorites. Rebuilt by Reubenites (Numbers 32:37, Joshua 13:17). Madmen: "Dunghill" a town in Moab, twelve miles N.E. of Dibon.
Jer 48:3A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, spoiling and great destruction. Horonaim: Probably near Zoar. (Isaiah 15:5).
Jer 48:4Moab is destroyed; her little ones have caused a cry to be heard. This prophecy against Moab, as well as the following ones concerning Ammon, Edom, and the neighbouring countries, seem to have been fulfilled during the long siege of Tyre by Nebuchadnezzar.
Jer 48:5For in the going up of Luhith continual weeping shall go up; for in the going down of Horonaim the enemies have heard a cry of destruction. Luhith: Now "Tal'atel Heith, is one mile west of Mount Nebo.
Jer 48:6Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness. Heath: A stripped juniper bush. (Stripped by goats).
Jer 48:7For because thou hast trusted in thy works and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken: and Chemosh shall go forth into captivity with his priests and his princes together. They trusted in their "wealth" and "Chemosh," the chief god of the Moabites. "Just as many do today." They listen to man and false religions, and don't forget their money god. "It's all about the Benjamins." (Psalm 49:6-7, 52:7, 62:8-10, Hosea 10:13, 1 Timothy 6:17).
Jer 48:8And the spoiler shall come upon every city, and no city shall escape: the valley also shall perish, and the plain shall be destroyed, as the LORD hath spoken. "The spoiler is coming." (Did you know "the spoiler" is one of Satan's names).
Jer 48:9Give wings unto Moab, that it may flee and get away: for the cities thereof shall be desolate, without any to dwell therein. Give her wings so she can fly away and escape the spoiler. "It won't happen." We are to stand against the spoiler (the antichrist), in the end times. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that "shall endure unto the end," the same shall be saved. (Mark 13:13).
Jer 48:10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood. The sword of Babylonians would be used to wipe out the Moabites. For us in the end times, the sword of the Lord is the truth. If you do not teach the truth and teach deceitfully you will be cursed.
Jer 48:11Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed. Wine gets better with age, but as it settles you need to remove the impurities to make it fragrant and smooth. The Moabites were lay-backs and lived in peace, never going into exile. However, they were growing a little sluggish and needed to make a change.
Jer 48:12Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will send unto him wanderers, that shall cause him to wander, and shall empty his vessels, and break their bottles. Poured out like wine and shattered like a broken bottle. (Jeremiah 19:10, Psalm 2:9).
Jer 48:13And Moab shall be ashamed of Chemosh, as the house of Israel was ashamed of Bethel their confidence. Total shame and hurt. Bethel is where King Jeroboam placed the gold calf for the Northern Kingdom to worship.
Jer 48:14How say ye, We are mighty and strong men for the war? Boasting that they were mighty men of war.
Jer 48:15Moab is spoiled, and gone up out of her cities, and his chosen young men are gone down to the slaughter, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts. Her cities will be burned up.
Jer 48:16The calamity of Moab is near to come, and his affliction hasteth fast. Destruction is coming for Moab.
Jer 48:17All ye that are about him, bemoan him; and all ye that know his name, say, How is the strong staff broken, and the beautiful rod! No protection from God.
Jer 48:18Thou daughter that dost inhabit Dibon, come down from thy glory, and sit in thirst; for the spoiler of Moab shall come upon thee, and he shall destroy thy strong holds. Dibon: Ruins north of the river Amon. The spoiler of the end times is Satan who comes in peacefully with all his lies.
Jer 48:19O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done? What has happened to Moab?
Jer 48:20Moab is confounded; for it is broken down: howl and cry; tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is spoiled, Moab has been destroyed.
Jer 48:21And judgment is come upon the plain country; upon Holon, and upon Jahazah, and upon Mephaath,
Jer 48:22And upon Dibon, and upon Nebo, and upon Bethdiblathaim,
Jer 48:23And upon Kiriathaim, and upon Bethgamul, and upon Bethmeon,
Jer 48:24And upon Kerioth, and upon Bozrah, and upon all the cities of the land of Moab, far or near.
Jer 48:25The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, saith the LORD. The power of Moab has been taken by God.
Jer 48:26Make ye him drunken: for he magnified himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision. Drunken with terror and destruction because Moab has rebelled against the Lord.
Jer 48:27For was not Israel a derision unto thee? was he found among thieves? for since thou spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy. Ridiculed the people of Israel and ripped off the people.
Jer 48:28O ye that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock, and be like the dove that maketh her nest in the sides of the hole's mouth. You people of Moab, flee from your towns and live in the caves.
Jer 48:29We have heard the pride of Moab, (he is exceeding proud) his loftiness, and his arrogancy, and his pride, and the haughtiness of his heart. Think they know more than God with all their pride. That was Satan's downfall!
Jer 48:30I know his wrath, saith the LORD; but it shall not be so; his lies shall not so effect it. All his boasts are empty just as his deeds.
Jer 48:31Therefore will I howl for Moab, and I will cry out for all Moab; mine heart shall mourn for the men of Kirheres.
Jer 48:32O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for thee with the weeping of Jazer: thy plants are gone over the sea, they reach even to the sea of Jazer: the spoiler is fallen upon thy summer fruits and upon thy vintage. Sibmah: Now Sumia, east of Jordan. (Numbers 32:38). Jazer: Now Beit Zer'ah, east of Jordan. The spoiler has destroyed all your wine. Just as the spoiler of the end times will try to destroy your mind through deception.
Jer 48:33And joy and gladness is taken from the plentiful field, and from the land of Moab; and I have caused wine to fail from the winepresses: none shall tread with shouting; their shouting shall be no shouting. No more joy here. Nothing to shout about but destruction.
Jer 48:34From the cry of Heshbon even unto Elealeh, and even unto Jahaz, have they uttered their voice, from Zoar even unto Horonaim, as an heifer of three years old: for the waters also of Nimrim shall be desolate. Cries like a heifer of: As a young cow, when deprived of her first calf; which runs about from place to place, filling the air with loud and repeated lowings, expressive of the deepest distress.
Jer 48:35Moreover I will cause to cease in Moab, saith the LORD, him that offereth in the high places, and him that burneth incense to his gods. Because of their pagan shrines and false gods.
Jer 48:36Therefore mine heart shall sound for Moab like pipes, and mine heart shall sound like pipes for the men of Kirheres: because the riches that he hath gotten are perished. All her wealth is gone.
Jer 48:37For every head shall be bald, and every beard clipped: upon all the hands shall be cuttings, and upon the loins sackcloth. Not going to help these people one bit.
Jer 48:38There shall be lamentation generally upon all the housetops of Moab, and in the streets thereof: for I have broken Moab like a vessel wherein is no pleasure, saith the LORD. The housetops: Where they prayed to their false gods. Sorrow and wailing in her streets.
Jer 48:39They shall howl, saying, How is it broken down! how hath Moab turned the back with shame! so shall Moab be a derision and a dismaying to all them about him. Moab has become a laughing stalk.
Jer 48:40For thus saith the LORD; Behold, he shall fly as an eagle, and shall spread his wings over Moab. The Babylonians invading Moab. (The false Christ and king of Babylon of the end times).
Jer 48:41Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. Mighty men: The Geber.
Jer 48:42And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he hath magnified himself against the LORD. No more people of Moab.
Jer 48:43Fear, and the pit, and the snare, shall be upon thee, O inhabitant of Moab, saith the LORD. Only terror and traps for Moab.
Jer 48:44He that fleeth from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that getteth up out of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for I will bring upon it, even upon Moab, the year of their visitation, saith the LORD. No escaping God's judgment.
Jer 48:45They that fled stood under the shadow of Heshbon because of the force: but a fire shall come forth out of Heshbon, and a flame from the midst of Sihon, and shall devour the corner of Moab, and the crown of the head of the tumultuous ones. A fire shall come forth out of Heshbon. (Numbers 21:28, Amos 2:2).
Jer 48:46Woe be unto thee, O Moab! the people of Chemosh perisheth: for thy sons are taken captives, and thy daughters captives.
Jer 48:47Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, saith the LORD. Thus far is the judgment of Moab. The prosperity of Moab will be restored in the last days. Many of the Moabites were afterwards restored to their country by Cyrus, but they never were restored to their national consequence; and perhaps their restoration in the latter days refers to the conversion of their scattered remnants to the gospel.
Jer 49:1Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities? Ammonites: Sons of Ammon, north of Moab. When the tribes east of the Jordan were carried away by Tiglath-pileser (2 Kings 15:29), Ammon supplanted Gad. (Gad was one of the tribes of Jacob).
Jer 49:2Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the LORD.
Jer 49:3Howl, O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together. Rabbah: Now Ammon, on the highlands of Gilead. A large Roman city was built there four centuries later, called "Philadelphia."
Jer 49:4Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? Thought that no one could touch them because they were wealthy. (Don't get to porky just because you are well off, they forgot about God).
Jer 49:5Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth. Your own neighbors will chase you from your land and no one to help you.
Jer 49:6And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the LORD. A future restoration.
Jer 49:7Concerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished? Edom: From Esau. (The red nation, Russia). Judgment for his un-brotherly conduct to Israel.
Jer 49:8Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him. Dedan: South of Edom, in the northern part of the Arabian peninsula. Hide in your caves, God will be back to punish you. He will strike them down at Haman Gog in the end times. (All those who try to drive out the word of God with communism).
Jer 49:9If grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have enough. You people take everything from the people, more than thieves themselves.
Jer 49:10But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not. God is going to wipe them out.
Jer 49:11Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me. Those who trust in God will be protected.
Jer 49:12For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it. The cup of God’s wrath in the end times will be poured out.
Jer 49:13For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes. Bozrah: One of the capital cities of the Edomites. (It will become a heap of ruins).
Jer 49:14I have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle. Get ready for battle.
Jer 49:15For, lo, I will make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men. You will be cut down to size. (Your atheism will be despised by all).
Jer 49:16Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD. Your not going to hide anywhere. God knows his enemies, and they will all be destroyed, and come crashing down.
Jer 49:17Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. Edom will be a object of horror.
Jer 49:18As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it. It will be just like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. No one will inhabit it.
Jer 49:19Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? No one can stand against God. However, Jesus Christ will be the Shepherd over her.
Jer 49:20Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitations desolate with them. Easy prey for the slaughter.
Jer 49:21The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the Red sea. The Red Sea is down near the border of Egypt. Edom's cry for despair will be heard all the way to the Red Sea.
Jer 49:22Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs. The enemy swoops down like an eagle. Even your mightiest warriors will be in sorrow.
Jer 49:23Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. We switch to a different group of people here. (Damascus, Hamath, and Arpad, are cities of Syria).
Jer 49:24Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. Fear, anguish, and pain have gripped Damascus.
Jer 49:25How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy! The city of joy will be forsaken.
Jer 49:26Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts. Not looking to good for Syria.
Jer 49:27And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad. Ben-hadad: Three kings of Damascus bore this official name.
Jer 49:28Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the east. Advance against Kedar. Destroy the warriors from the East!
Jer 49:29Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Fear is on every side. All their goods will be taken away and they are terrorized at every turn.
Jer 49:30Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you. Hide in your caves; "Babylon is coming to destroy you."
Jer 49:31Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, which dwell alone.
Jer 49:32And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter into all winds them that are in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.
Jer 49:33And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it. A desolate place.
Jer 49:34The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying, Elam: An area of modern Iran.
Jer 49:35Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might. God will destroy the archers of Elam, the best of their forces.
Jer 49:36And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come. The four winds: (Number connected with the earth). They will be defeated and exiled to countries around the world.
Jer 49:37For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them: Gods wrath will come upon them till they are completely destroyed.
Jer 49:38And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD. Gods throne will be set in Elam. (Perhaps speaking of the second coming of Christ when He sets His feet at Mount Zion).
Jer 49:39But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the LORD. A day of restoration when Christ returns.
Jer 50:1The word that the LORD spake against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet. Here is a message for Jeremiah about Babylon (land of confusion), and the Chaldeans (Iraq of today). This was about 65 years before Babylon was conquered by the Meads and Persians.
Jer 50:2Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces. Babylon will fall (still future), and her false gods will be disgraced. (The false god of the end time will be the antichrist).
Jer 50:3For out of the north there cometh up a nation against her, which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell therein: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and beast. Babylon would be conquered, referring to Medo-Persia (539 B.C.), which was north west of Chaldea. But, there is a future enemy coming. None shall dwell there: Showing that this is still a future prophecy fulfillment. (Referring to the second coming of Christ).
Jer 50:4In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping: they shall go, and seek the LORD their God. The house of Judah and the house of Israel will join back together to seek the Lord. "Referring to the last generation." (Hosea 3:5).
Jer 50:5They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten. Speaking of the future covenant with God. (Hebrews 8:6-10).
Jer 50:6My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace. This is what happens when you listen to bad teachers of the word. (You become lost sheep). False teachings turn you away from the truth. You need to get back to the sheepfold and the true shepherd. Jesus Christ, "not some man or woman." (Matthew 15:24, 1 Peter 2:25).
Jer 50:7All that found them have devoured them: and their adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, even the LORD, the hope of their fathers. Here we see that the enemy is thinking their doing God a favor because these people were sinning (backsliding), against the Lord. The real reason these people were backsliding was because they were misled by their false teachers.
Jer 50:8Remove out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth out of the land of the Chaldeans, and be as the he goats before the flocks. The (he-goats), or rams lead the sheep out to pasture.
Jer 50:9For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their arrows shall be as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain. Babylon will be taken by nations of the north. (Isaiah 13:2-5).
Jer 50:10And Chaldea shall be a spoil: all that spoil her shall be satisfied, saith the LORD. The attackers glutted with loot.
Jer 50:11Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers of mine heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at grass, and bellow as bulls; Here is the reason God brings judgment to Babylon. They were glad to inflict such pain to the people of God.
Jer 50:12Your mother shall be sore confounded; she that bare you shall be ashamed: behold, the hindermost of the nations shall be a wilderness, a dry land, and a desert. Because of this, you will become a dry desolate land.
Jer 50:13Because of the wrath of the LORD it shall not be inhabited, but it shall be wholly desolate: every one that goeth by Babylon shall be astonished, and hiss at all her plagues. Babylon will become a total wasteland because she gets double punishment. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. (Revelation 18:6).
Jer 50:14Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned against the LORD. Babylon is going to get a real enema in the end times, because of her abominations of the earth. (Revelation 17:5).
Jer 50:15Shout against her round about: she hath given her hand: her foundations are fallen, her walls are thrown down: for it is the vengeance of the LORD: take vengeance upon her; as she hath done, do unto her. Babylon surrenders, but hit her again just as she has done to others. (Revelation 19:2).
Jer 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the sickle in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land. Cut off the seed from Babylon (Gods people), don't harvest them. Let them flee to their own land in shame.
Jer 50:17Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his bones. The Assyrian took the ten northern tribes captive and Nebuchadnezzar took Judah captive and they were scattered. (Israel now a united nation).
Jer 50:18Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria. It would happen now, and also in the future.
Jer 50:19And I will bring Israel again to his habitation, and he shall feed on Carmel and Bashan, and his soul shall be satisfied upon mount Ephraim and Gilead. Referring to the northern kingdom.
Jer 50:20In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the iniquity of Israel shall be sought for, and there shall be none; and the sins of Judah, and they shall not be found: for I will pardon them whom I reserve. In the latter days, no sin will be found in Israel. (They will have salvation).
Jer 50:21Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do according to all that I have commanded thee. Merathaim: double rebellion. Pekod: Visitation of judgment. These words are a play on Babylon describing her.
Jer 50:22A sound of battle is in the land, and of great destruction.
Jer 50:23How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! Once a mighty hammer now lies broken and shattered. (This will also be a description of the antichrist in the end times).
Jer 50:24I have laid a snare for thee, and thou art also taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware: thou art found, and also caught, because thou hast striven against the LORD. The trap is set, because you have fought against the Lord.
Jer 50:25The LORD hath opened his armoury, and hath brought forth the weapons of his indignation: for this is the work of the Lord GOD of hosts in the land of the Chaldeans. His armory: The seven vials of wrath poured out against her. (Revelation 18:8).
Jer 50:26Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly: let nothing of her be left. Destroy her and leave nothing. (No more false teachings and lies of deception).
Jer 50:27Slay all her bullocks; let them go down to the slaughter: woe unto them! for their day is come, the time of their visitation. Her day of reckoning has come.
Jer 50:28The voice of them that flee and escape out of the land of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, the vengeance of his temple. God has taken vengeance against those who defiled and destroyed the temple. (Also referring to the many member body of Christ as the temple of God in the end times). Don't mess with God's people.
Jer 50:29Call together the archers against Babylon: all ye that bend the bow, camp against it round about; let none thereof escape: recompense her according to her work; according to all that she hath done, do unto her: for she hath been proud against the LORD, against the Holy One of Israel. Babylon has shed the blood of saints and prophets, and she has defied the Lord, so give her double. (Revelation 18:6), double according to her works.
Jer 50:30Therefore shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD.
Jer 50:31Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee. Bunch of arrogant people, your day of reckoning has come.
Jer 50:32And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him. All you people with pride will fall. (The downfall of Moab and the downfall of Satan). Keep in mind that God is a consuming fire. "All evil will be destroyed around Him."
Jer 50:33Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The children of Israel and the children of Judah were oppressed together: and all that took them captives held them fast; they refused to let them go. The people have been wronged and the captures refuse to let them go. (Sounds like many cults of today).
Jer 50:34Their Redeemer is strong; the LORD of hosts is his name: he shall throughly plead their cause, that he may give rest to the land, and disquiet the inhabitants of Babylon. The Lord will defend His people and give them rest again, but their will be "no rest for the wicked."
Jer 50:35A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the LORD, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men. The double edge sword of Jesus Christ. (Hebrews 4:12, Revelation 19:15).
Jer 50:36A sword is upon the liars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. The sword of the Lord will make all their mighty men look like fools.
Jer 50:37A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women: a sword is upon her treasures; and they shall be robbed. All her strong allies will become like women and her treasures will be plundered.
Jer 50:38A drought is upon her waters; and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. Not only a physical drought of water, but a lack of the living water.
Jer 50:39Therefore the wild beasts of the desert with the wild beasts of the islands shall dwell there, and the owls shall dwell therein: and it shall be no more inhabited for ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation. Future fulfillment of the end times, there will be total desolation.
Jer 50:40As God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD; so shall no man abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein. Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed in one day. That is how He will destroy Babylon of the end times. (Revelation 18:8-9).
Jer 50:41Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great nation, and many kings shall be raised up from the coasts of the earth. A great nation and many kings will rise against you.
Jer 50:42They shall hold the bow and the lance: they are cruel, and will not shew mercy: their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses, every one put in array, like a man to the battle, against thee, O daughter of Babylon. The Babylonians show no mercy when they come.
Jer 50:43The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs as of a woman in travail.
Jer 50:44Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan unto the habitation of the strong: but I will make them suddenly run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me? Jesus Christ will be the appointed leader over everything and everyone.
Jer 50:45Therefore hear ye the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he shall make their habitation desolate with them.
Jer 50:46At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth is moved, and the cry is heard among the nations. "Babylon has fallen, Babylon has fallen!" This cry will be heard around the world.
Jer 51:1Thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will raise up against Babylon, and against them that dwell in the midst of them that rise up against me, a destroying wind; I will raise up a destroyer against Babylon. Them that dwell: The Chaldeans. (All those in confusion).
Jer 51:2And will send unto Babylon fanners, that shall fan her, and shall empty her land: for in the day of trouble they shall be against her round about. To winnow: Blow away the chaff. Babylon is the chaff that will be blown away by the wind.
Jer 51:3Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine: and spare ye not her young men; destroy ye utterly all her host. Spare no one or any thing.
Jer 51:4Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in her streets. Speaking of the Chaldeans.
Jer 51:5For Israel hath not been forsaken, nor Judah of his God, of the LORD of hosts; though their land was filled with sin against the Holy One of Israel. Israel and Judah mentioned separate here, but are now one people again.
Jer 51:6Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of the LORD'S vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence. Flee from Babylon (confusion), and don't get trapped in her punishment. (Revelation 16:19, 18:5-6), "Future prophecy of the end times."
Jer 51:7Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD'S hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. Made all the earth drunk with her wine. (Revelation 17:2-5, 18:3). Corrupted the earth with her fornications. (Revelation 19:2).
Jer 51:8Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so be she may be healed. She's done! "No healing here." (Revelation 18:9-11, 18:17-19).
Jer 51:9We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies. Nothing can save her. Her judgment has reached the heavens. (Revelation 18:5).
Jer 51:10The LORD hath brought forth our righteousness: come, and let us declare in Zion the work of the LORD our God. Declare the work of the Lord against Babylon.
Jer 51:11Make bright the arrows; gather the shields: the LORD hath raised up the spirit of the kings of the Medes: for his device is against Babylon, to destroy it; because it is the vengeance of the LORD, the vengeance of his temple. The Medes: In the person of Cyrus and others. The Lord inspired the kings of the Medes to march against Babylon.
Jer 51:12Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon. Raise the battle flag against Babylon! "The Lord will fulfill His plan against Babylon."
Jer 51:13O thou that dwellest upon many waters, abundant in treasures, thine end is come, and the measure of thy covetousness. Dishonest gain in profit.
Jer 51:14The LORD of hosts hath sworn by himself, saying, Surely I will fill thee with men, as with caterpillers; and they shall lift up a shout against thee. Babylon will be swarming with it's enemies.
Jer 51:15He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
Jer 51:16When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. All in God's total control.
Jer 51:17Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. Foolish people with know knowledge of the truth. Disgraced by their man made idols. Idols of worship have no breath or power.
Jer 51:18They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish. Idols are totally worthless and ridiculous lies! (But, people still pray to man made images today).
Jer 51:19The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name. The God of Israel is no idol. "He is the Creator of all things."
Jer 51:20Thou art my battle axe and weapons of war: for with thee will I break in pieces the nations, and with thee will I destroy kingdoms; You are My battle-ax and sword. i.e. Cyrus the Persian who would conquer Babylon in 539 B.C. (Alexander would also conquer it from the Persians in 333 B.C.). God uses whom ever He wills. (Many will be used in the end times to stand against the antichrist).
Jer 51:21And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider; Shatter the armies.
Jer 51:22With thee also will I break in pieces man and woman; and with thee will I break in pieces old and young; and with thee will I break in pieces the young man and the maid; Shatter the people. (Enemies of God).
Jer 51:23I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee will I break in pieces captains and rulers. Shatter the false prophets and teachers.
Jer 51:24And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD. Payback for everything Babylon (confusion), has done to God's people.
Jer 51:25Behold, I am against thee, O destroying mountain, saith the LORD, which destroyest all the earth: and I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and roll thee down from the rocks, and will make thee a burnt mountain. When I (the Lord), am finished, you will be just a heap of burnt out rubble.
Jer 51:26And they shall not take of thee a stone for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but thou shalt be desolate for ever, saith the LORD. Not one stone will be left standing.
Jer 51:27Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers. The nations are called to swarm against Babylon, just like she swarmed against us.
Jer 51:28Prepare against her the nations with the kings of the Medes, the captains thereof, and all the rulers thereof, and all the land of his dominion. Bring against her the kings of the Medes. This already took place, but it will happen again in the end times.
Jer 51:29And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant. This is in the future. (End time prophecy).
Jer 51:30The mighty men of Babylon have forborn to fight, they have remained in their holds: their might hath failed; they became as women: they have burned her dwellingplaces; her bars are broken. Mighty men: They lost all their courage and have become like women. Accordingly, the Babylonians, after the loss of a battle or two, never recovered their courage to the face the enemy in the field, they retired within their walls; and the first time that Cyrus came with his army before the place he could not provoke them to venture forth, though he challenged the king to fight a duel with him; and the last time he came he consulted with his officers respecting the best mode of carrying on the siege "since," said he, "they do not come out to fight."
Jer 51:31One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to shew the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end, The Babylonian couriers passing the message on to the king.
Jer 51:32And that the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burned with fire, and the men of war are affrighted. They are trapped from all sides and the armies have given up.
Jer 51:33For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; The daughter of Babylon is like a threshingfloor, it is time to thresh her: yet a little while, and the time of her harvest shall come. Harvest time, and Babylon is being threshed.
Jer 51:34Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out. The king of Babylon has crushed us and drained us of strength. (Beware of the king of Babylon of the end times, Satan). "He is a master of deception."
Jer 51:35The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. Make Babylon suffer like she made us suffer. (This is what the people are asking God). "Kick Satan's but in the end times for deceiving so many of God's people." (It will happen).
Jer 51:36Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, I will plead thy cause, and take vengeance for thee; and I will dry up her sea, and make her springs dry. A dried up and uninhabitable place.
Jer 51:37And Babylon shall become heaps, a dwellingplace for dragons, an astonishment, and an hissing, without an inhabitant. A hunting place for unclean birds.
Jer 51:38They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.
Jer 51:39In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the LORD. They will drink the wine of death.
Jer 51:40I will bring them down like lambs to the slaughter, like rams with he goats. They will be like lambs to the slaughter.
Jer 51:41How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations! Sheshach: Symbolic name for Babylon.
Jer 51:42The sea is come up upon Babylon: she is covered with the multitude of the waves thereof. She's going under.
Jer 51:43Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness, a land wherein no man dwelleth, neither doth any son of man pass thereby. No more Babylon! All confusion will be gone at the end of the millennium.
Jer 51:44And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. Babylon will vomit all the nations she has swallowed. "Her walls have fallen."
Jer 51:45My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the LORD. A warning to all people to come out of confusion. (Revelation 18:4).
Jer 51:46And lest your heart faint, and ye fear for the rumour that shall be heard in the land; a rumour shall both come one year, and after that in another year shall come a rumour, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler. Rumors and more rumors of war as world leaders fight against each other. (Matthew 24:6-8, Mark 13:7-8, Luke 21:9-19). Sound familiar?
Jer 51:47Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. No more nonsense, false teachings, idols, and traditions of men.
Jer 51:48Then the heaven and the earth, and all that is therein, shall sing for Babylon: for the spoilers shall come unto her from the north, saith the LORD. The destroying armies of God to wipe out all confusion.
Jer 51:49As Babylon hath caused the slain of Israel to fall, so at Babylon shall fall the slain of all the earth. Reap what she sows.
Jer 51:50Ye that have escaped the sword, go away, stand not still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind. Keep your eye on Jerusalem in the end times to see what is going down. (The end is near my friend).
Jer 51:51We are confounded, because we have heard reproach: shame hath covered our faces: for strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the LORD'S house. Strangers: Who defiles the temple in the end times? The wicked one (Satan), and the wicked ones (his followers). (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12).
Jer 51:52Wherefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will do judgment upon her graven images: and through all her land the wounded shall groan.
Jer 51:53Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify the height of her strength, yet from me shall spoilers come unto her, saith the LORD. Those led by God to plunder Babylon.
Jer 51:54A sound of a cry cometh from Babylon, and great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans:
Jer 51:55Because the LORD hath spoiled Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is uttered:
Jer 51:56Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of their bows is broken: for the LORD God of recompences shall surely requite. It's payback for Babylon for all she has done.
Jer 51:57And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of hosts.
Jer 51:58Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary. Her thick walls will not keep God out. "It will be leveled to the ground."
Jer 51:59The word which Jeremiah the prophet commanded Seraiah the son of Neriah, the son of Maaseiah, when he went with Zedekiah the king of Judah into Babylon in the fourth year of his reign. And this Seraiah was a quiet prince.
Jer 51:60So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon. All recorded in the book.
Jer 51:61And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words; Tell the people what God said.
Jer 51:62Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever. In the end times there will be no more Babylon. (Again, all confusion will be gone).
Jer 51:63And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates: Euphrates is the boundary between Jerusalem and Babylon.
Jer 51:64And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far are the words of Jeremiah. The words of Jeremiah's message comes to an end. (Revelation 18:21).
This last chapter is a summary of Jeremiah and a copy of (2 Kings 24 & 25).
Jer 52:2And he did that which was evil in the eyes of the LORD, according to all that Jehoiakim had done. The opposite of God's command.
Jer 52:3For through the anger of the LORD it came to pass in Jerusalem and Judah, till he had cast them out from his presence, that Zedekiah rebelled against the king of Babylon. Zedekiah rebelled against God as well as the king of Babylon. (Every male son was killed and he was blinded).
Jer 52:4And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about. Nebuchadnezzar led his army against Jerusalem.
Jer 52:5So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah.
Jer 52:6And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land. There was a famine in the land. (The famine in the end times will be for hearing the word).
Jer 52:7Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's garden; (now the Chaldeans were by the city round about:) and they went by the way of the plain. While the city was under siege they ran during the night.
Jer 52:8But the army of the Chaldeans pursued after the king, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho; and all his army was scattered from him. Zedekiah was caught on the plains of Jericho.
Jer 52:9Then they took the king, and carried him up unto the king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath; where he gave judgment upon him. The king of Babylon pronounced judgment on Zedekiah.
Jer 52:10And the king of Babylon slew the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes: he slew also all the princes of Judah in Riblah. The sons of Zedekiah were killed and the daughters of Zedekiah went with Jeremiah.
Jer 52:11Then he put out the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king of Babylon bound him in chains, and carried him to Babylon, and put him in prison till the day of his death. This is when Zedekiah was blinded by the order of the king of Babylon. (The king of Babylon in the end times will blind many through deception).
Jer 52:12Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzaradan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem,
Jer 52:13And burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the great men, burned he with fire:
Jer 52:14And all the army of the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.
Jer 52:15Then Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive certain of the poor of the people, and the residue of the people that remained in the city, and those that fell away, that fell to the king of Babylon, and the rest of the multitude.
Jer 52:16But Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard left certain of the poor of the land for vinedressers and for husbandmen.
Jer 52:17Also the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, the Chaldeans brake, and carried all the brass of them to Babylon. Stripped all the bronze and carried it off to Babylon.
Jer 52:18The caldrons also, and the shovels, and the snuffers, and the bowls, and the spoons, and all the vessels of brass wherewith they ministered, took they away. Took all the articles used for making sacrifices at the Temple.
Jer 52:19And the basons, and the firepans, and the bowls, and the caldrons, and the candlesticks, and the spoons, and the cups; that which was of gold in gold, and that which was of silver in silver, took the captain of the guard away. Stripped the items made of pure gold and silver.
Jer 52:20The two pillars, one sea, and twelve brasen bulls that were under the bases, which king Solomon had made in the house of the LORD: the brass of all these vessels was without weight. These items were huge in size.
Jer 52:21And concerning the pillars, the height of one pillar was eighteen cubits; and a fillet of twelve cubits did compass it; and the thickness thereof was four fingers: it was hollow.
Jer 52:22And a chapiter of brass was upon it; and the height of one chapiter was five cubits, with network and pomegranates upon the chapiters round about, all of brass. The second pillar also and the pomegranates were like unto these.
Jer 52:23And there were ninety and six pomegranates on a side; and all the pomegranates upon the network were an hundred round about.
Jer 52:24And the captain of the guard took Seraiah the chief priest, and Zephaniah the second priest, and the three keepers of the door:
Jer 52:25He took also out of the city an eunuch, which had the charge of the men of war; and seven men of them that were near the king's person, which were found in the city; and the principal scribe of the host, who mustered the people of the land; and threescore men of the people of the land, that were found in the midst of the city. These guys were still hiding out. (Didn't listen to God).
Jer 52:26So Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard took them, and brought them to the king of Babylon to Riblah.
Jer 52:27And the king of Babylon smote them, and put them to death in Riblah in the land of Hamath. Thus Judah was carried away captive out of his own land. Those who rebelled were killed, those who did not were taken care of.
Jer 52:28This is the people whom Nebuchadrezzar carried away captive: in the seventh year three thousand Jews and three and twenty: 3,023 people were taken.
Jer 52:29In the eighteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar he carried away captive from Jerusalem eight hundred thirty and two persons: 832 more were taken.
Jer 52:30In the three and twentieth year of Nebuchadrezzar Nebuzaradan the captain of the guard carried away captive of the Jews seven hundred forty and five persons: all the persons were four thousand and six hundred. 745 more were taken with a total of 4,600 in all three sieges.
Jer 52:31And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evilmerodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison, Evil-Merodach: The son of Nebuchadnezzar. (The second king of Babylon).
Jer 52:32And spake kindly unto him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon, He was kind to Jehoiachin. (Gave him a more respectable seat than any of the captains).
Jer 52:33And changed his prison garments: and he did continually eat bread before him all the days of his life. He was living good, but it was under the king of Babylon. Something you would not want to do in the end times.
Jer 52:34And for his diet, there was a continual diet given him of the king of Babylon, every day a portion until the day of his death, all the days of his life. He had regular food and drink for as long as he lived. (He was in a bad situation, but there was still was hope).
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