Jeremiah 51:31

“One 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,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

One poste shall runne to meet another, and one messenger to meete another, to shew the king of Babylon that his citie is taken at one end,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

One courier runs to meet another, And one messenger to meet another, To tell the king of Babylon That his city has been captured from end {to end;}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to met another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:
- American Standard Version (1901)

One man, running, will give word to another, and one who goes with news will be handing it on to another, to give word to the king of Babylon that his town has been taken from every quarter:
- Basic English Bible

Courier runneth to meet courier, and messenger to meet messenger, to announce to the king of Babylon that his city is taken from end to end;
- Darby Bible

One post shall run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken at one end,
- Webster's Bible

One runner will run to meet another, and one messenger to meet another, to show the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter:
- World English Bible

Runner to meet runner doth run, And announcer to meet announcer, To announce to the king of Babylon, For, captured hath been his city -- at the extremity.
- Youngs Literal Bible

One post runneth to meet another, and one messenger to meet an other, to tell the king of Babylon that his city is taken on every quarter;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Jeremiah 51:31


51:31 At one end - Cyrus entered the city at one end, by the channel of the river, which he had drained, and surprized Belshazzar in the midst of his feast.


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