Jeremiah 50:38

“A 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A drought is vpon her waters, and they shalbe dried vp: for it is the land of grauen images, and they are madde vpon their idoles.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"A drought on her waters, and they will be dried up! For it is a land of idols, And they are mad over fearsome idols.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of graven images, and they are mad over idols.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A sword is on her waters, drying them up; for it is a land of images, and their minds are fixed on false gods.
- Basic English Bible

a drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of graven images, and they are mad after frightful idols.
- Darby Bible

A drouth 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.
- Webster's Bible

A drought is on her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of engraved images, and they are mad over idols.
- World English Bible

A sword [is] on her waters, and they have been dried up, For it [is] a land of graven images, And in idols they do boast themselves.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up; for it is a land of graven images, and they are mad upon things of horror.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 50:38


50:38 Dried - This phrase has a plain reference to Cyrus's stratagem used in the surprize of Babylon; one part of it was fortified by the great river Euphrates, which Cyrus diverted by cutting several channels, 'till he had drained it so low, that it became passable for his army; others think that a want of rain is here threatened.


Discussion for Jeremiah 50:38

  • Babylon is a land of graven images, of idolatrous worship. Mystery Babylon in Revelation is a representative of this image.

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