Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.

Punish

Bible References

When

Jeremiah 29:10
For this is what the Lord says: “When 70 years for Babylon are complete, I will attend to you and will confirm My promise concerning you to restore you to this place.
2 Kings 24:1
During Jehoiakim’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon attacked. Jehoiakim became his vassal for three years, and then he turned and rebelled against him.
Ezra 1:1
In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, the word of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The Lord put it into the mind of King Cyrus to issue a proclamation throughout his entire kingdom and to put it in writing:
Daniel 9:2
In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the books according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet that the number of years for the desolation of Jerusalem would be 70.

That i

Jeremiah 25:14
For many nations and great kings will enslave them, and I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.’”
Deuteronomy 32:35
Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay.
In time their foot will slip,
for their day of disaster is near,
and their doom is coming quickly.”

Punish

Jeremiah 23:2
“Therefore, this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds who shepherd My people: You have scattered My flock, banished them, and have not attended to them. I will attend to you because of your evil acts”—this is the Lord’s declaration.

Perpetual

Jeremiah 50:3
For a nation from the north will come against her;
it will make her land desolate.
No one will be living in it—
both man and beast will escape.
Jeremiah 51:25
Look, I am against you, devastating mountain—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
you devastate the whole earth.
I will stretch out My hand against you,
roll you down from the cliffs,
and turn you into a charred mountain.
Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the jewel of the kingdoms,
the glory of the pride of the Chaldeans,
will be like Sodom and Gomorrah
when God overthrew them.
Isaiah 14:23
“I will make her a swampland and a region for screech owls, and I will sweep her away with a broom of destruction.”

This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
Isaiah 15:6
The waters of Nimrim are desolate;
the grass is withered, the foliage is gone,
and the vegetation has vanished.
Isaiah 47:1
“Go down and sit in the dust,
Virgin Daughter Babylon.
Sit on the ground without a throne,
Daughter Chaldea!
For you will no longer be called pampered and spoiled.
Ezekiel 35:9
I will make you a perpetual desolation; your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.

General references

Deuteronomy 30:7
The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
Jeremiah 30:16
Nevertheless, all who devoured you will be devoured,
and all your adversaries—all of them—
will go off into exile.
Those who plunder you will be plundered,
and all who raid you will be raided.
Jeremiah 50:39
Therefore, desert creatures will live with hyenas,
and ostriches will also live in her.
It will never again be inhabited
or lived in through all generations.

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