Jer 50:2
50:2 Declare ye among the nations, and proclaim, and set up a
     standard; proclaim, [and] conceal not: say, {a} Babylon is
     taken, Bel is confounded, {b} Merodach is broken in pieces;
     her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.

     (a) After God had used the Babylonian's service to punish
         other nations, this shows that their turn will come to
         be punished.
     (b) These were two of their chief idols.

Jer 50:3
50:3 For out of the north {c} there cometh a nation against her,
     which shall make her land desolate, and none shall dwell in
     it: they shall remove, they shall depart, both man and

     (c) That is, the Medes and the Persians.

Jer 50:4
50:4 In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the
     children of Israel shall {d} come, they and the children of
     Judah together, going and {e} weeping: they shall go, and
     seek the LORD their God.

     (d) When Cyrus will take Babel.
     (e) Read @Jer 31:9.

Jer 50:6
50:6 My people have been lost sheep: their {f} shepherds have
     caused them to go astray, they have turned them away [on]
     the mountains: they have gone from {g} mountain to hill,
     they have forgotten their restingplace.

     (f) Their governors and ministers by their examples have
         provoked them to idolatry.
     (g) They have committed idolatry in every place.

Jer 50:7
50:7 All that found them have devoured them: and their
     adversaries said, We offend not, because they have sinned
     against the LORD, {h} the habitation of justice, even the
     LORD, the hope of their fathers.

     (h) For the Lord dwelt among them in his temple and would
         have maintained them by his justice against their

Jer 50:8
50:8 {i} Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and go forth from the
     land of the Chaldeans, and be as the male goats {k} before
     the flocks.

     (i) When God will deliver you by Cyrus.
     (k) That is, most forward and without fear.

Jer 50:10
50:10 And Chaldea shall be a prey: all that spoil her {l} shall
      be satisfied, saith the LORD.

      (l) Shall be made rich by it.

Jer 50:11
50:11 Because ye were glad, because ye rejoiced, O ye destroyers
      of my heritage, because ye are grown fat as the heifer at
      grass, {m} and bellow as bulls;

      (m) For joy of the victory that you had against my people.

Jer 50:13
50:13 Because 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, {n} and hiss at all
      her plagues.

      (n) In sign of contempt and disdain.

Jer 50:14
50:14 {o} Put yourselves in array against Babylon on every side:
      all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows:
      for she hath {p} sinned against the LORD.

      (o) He speaks to the enemies the Medes and Persians.
      (p) Though the Lord called the Babylonians his servants
          and their work his work in punishing his people, yet
          because they did it not to glorify God, but for their
          own malice and to profit themselves, it is here called

Jer 50:16
50:16 Cut off the {q} 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.

      (q) Destroy her so that no one is left to work the ground
          or to take the fruit of it.

Jer 50:17
50:17 Israel [is] a scattered sheep; the lions have driven [him]
      away: first the king of {r} Assyria hath devoured him; and
      last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon hath broken his
      {s} bones.

      (r) Meaning Tiglath-pilesar who carried away the ten
      (s) He carried away the rest, that is Judah and Benjamin.

Jer 50:21
50:21 Go up against the land of {t} 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.

      (t) That is, Babylon: thus the Lord raised up Cyrus.

Jer 50:23
50:23 How is the {u} hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and
      broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the

      (u) Nebuchadnezzar, who had smitten down all the princes
          and people of the world.

Jer 50:27
50:27 Slay all her {x} bulls; let them go down to the slaughter:
      woe to them! for their day is come, the time of their

      (x) Her princes and mighty men.

Jer 50:28
50:28 The voice of them that {y} flee and escape from the land
      of Babylon, to declare in Zion the vengeance of the LORD
      our God, the vengeance of his temple.

      (y) Of the Jews who would be delivered by Cyrus.

Jer 50:34
50:34 Their Redeemer [is] strong; the LORD of hosts [is] his
       name: he shall thoroughly plead their cause, that he may
       give rest to the land, {z} and disquiet the inhabitants
       of Babylon.

       (z) He shows that when God executes his judgments against
           his enemies, that his Church will then have rest.

Jer 50:38
50:38 A {a} drought [is] upon her waters; and they shall be
      dried up: for it [is] the land of graven images, and they
      are mad over [their] idols.

      (a) For Cyrus cut the river Euphrates and divided the
          course of it into many streams, so that it might be
          passed over as though there had been no water: which
          he did by the counsel of two of Belshazzar's captains,
          who conspired against their king, because he had
          gelded one of them in spite and slain the son of the

Jer 50:39
50:39 Therefore the {b} wild beasts of the desert with the wild
      beasts of the isles shall dwell [there], and the owls
      shall dwell in it: and it shall be no more inhabited for
      ever; neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to

      (b) Read @Isa 13:21.

Jer 50:41
50:41 Behold, a people shall come from the north, and a great
      nation, and many kings shall be raised up from {c} the
      ends of the earth.

      (c) Meaning, that the Persians would gather their army
          from many nations.

Jer 50:43
50:43 The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his
      hands {d} became feeble: anguish took hold of him, [and]
      pangs as of a woman in travail.

      (d) Which is meant of Belshazzar, @Dan 5:6.

Jer 50:44
50:44 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of
      Jordan to 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 {e}
      shepherd that will stand before me?

      (e) \\Read Geneva "Jer 49:19"\\

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