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Isaiah 47 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The Fall of Babylon
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“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.

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“Take millstones and grind flour;

remove your veil,

strip off your skirt, bare your thigh,

wade through the streams.

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“Your nakedness will be uncovered,

and your disgrace will be exposed.

I will take vengeance;

I will spare no one.”[fn]

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The Holy One of Israel is our Redeemer;

The LORD of Armies is his name.

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“Daughter Chaldea,

sit in silence and go into darkness.

For you will no longer be called mistress of kingdoms.

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“I was angry with my people;

I profaned my possession,

and I handed them over to you.

You showed them no mercy;

you made your yoke very heavy on the elderly.

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“You said, ‘I will be the queen forever.’

You did not take these things to heart

or think about their outcome.

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“So now hear this, lover of luxury,

who sits securely,

who says to herself,

‘I am, and there is no one else.

I will never be a widow

or know the loss of children.’

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“These two things will happen to you

suddenly, in one day:

loss of children and widowhood.

They will happen to you in their entirety,

in spite of your many sorceries

and the potency of your spells.

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“You were secure in your wickedness;

you said, ‘No one sees me.’

Your wisdom and knowledge

led you astray.

You said to yourself,

‘I am, and there is no one else.’

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“But disaster will happen to you;

you will not know how to avert it.

And it will fall on you,

but you will be unable to ward it off.[fn]

Devastation will happen to you suddenly

and unexpectedly.

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“So take your stand with your spells

and your many sorceries,

which you have wearied yourself with from your youth.

Perhaps you will be able to succeed;

perhaps you will inspire terror!

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“You are worn out with your many consultations.

So let the astrologers stand and save you —

those who observe the stars,

those who predict monthly

what will happen to you.

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“Look, they are like stubble;

fire burns them.

They cannot rescue themselves

from the power[fn] of the flame.

This is not a coal for warming themselves,

or a fire to sit beside!

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“This is what they are to you —

those who have wearied you

and have traded with you from your youth —

each wanders on his own way;

no one can save you.

CSB Footnotes
Hb obscure
Or to atone for it
Lit hand

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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