Jeremiah 50:4

“In 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

In those daies, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they, and the children of Iudah together, going and weeping: they shall goe, and seeke the Lord their God.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"In those days and at that time, declares the LORD, "the sons of Israel will come, {both} they and the sons of Judah as well; they will go along weeping as they go, and it will be the LORD their God they will seek."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

In those days, and in that time, saith Jehovah, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Jehovah their God.
- American Standard Version (1901)

In those days and in that time, says the Lord, the children of Israel will come, they and the children of Judah together; they will go on their way weeping and making prayer to the Lord their God.
- Basic English Bible

In those days, and at that time, saith Jehovah, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping as they go, and shall seek Jehovah their God.
- Darby Bible

In 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.
- Webster's Bible

In those days, and in that time, says Yahweh, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek Yahweh their God.
- World English Bible

In those days, and at that time, An affirmation of Jehovah, Come in do sons of Israel, They and sons of Judah together, Going on and weeping they go, And Jehovah their God they seek.
- Youngs Literal Bible

In those days, and in that time, saith the LORD, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together; they shall go on their way weeping, and shall seek the LORD their God.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 50:4


50:4 In those days - In the days wherein God shall begin to execute judgment upon Babylon, (which was in the time of Cyrus) the children of Judah shall come out of captivity, and some of the children of Israel hearing that their brethren were gone out of Babylon, shall go up also from the several places into which they were disposed by the Assyrians: weeping for their sins, or for joy that God should shew them such mercy.


Discussion for Jeremiah 50

  • Solomon
    To Norm and Richard and in reference to Jp, much as the bible is the living word of God, and could speak about the future well ahead, it is important not to create another meaning to what the word is actually saying. From careful reading of the chapter and in particular reference to vs23 and 39, the scripture states that Babylon will be a desolation and no man will live in there
  • BSP
    In previous chapters we saw that the Israelites refused to listen to Jehovah God. Here in verse 4 we can see that they repented and humbled themselves to the point of weeping.
  • Norm
    There is truth to what Richard has heard regarding the US with NYC being the ignition. See Revelation chp 17 and 18 for more on NYC and ultimately the US. Why ancient? This is not a man-made text book but is the living Word of God. God is not the God of the dead but the God of the living even to this day! Nor is He the author of confusion. Do not be deceived but pray in truth asking the LORD JESUS CHRIST to interpret His Word for you by His Holy Spirit. Be blessed in Christ the Saviour and hear His voice. Amen.
  • JP
    Hi Richard. I'd start with a plain reading of the text. This is plainly about Jeremiah's prophecy foretelling the ruin of (ancient) Babylon. I'm not sure how it could be applied to the U.S. today, as that would go way beyond any obvious context found here. Perhaps you'd like to expand on what ideas you've heard? Many thanks
  • Richard Harris
    I wish I knew more about Jeremiah 50.

    I was brought up in a prophecy home and Church and have so many speculations and conjectures that I have have not been able to make a solid conclusion of chapter 50 and 51. I have heard that Babylon is the United states, I have heard that is is a spiritual entity etc.....
    Does anyone really have a good answer, your comments would be readly accepted.
    Richa
  • Ellen
    I really believe that America is at this point right now. We are believing everything except what God has to say. We have lost the meaning of sin, because everything is so acceptable except believing in God.

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