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Isaiah 47 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Humiliation of Babylon

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:1 - Come down and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon;
sit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of the Chaldeans!
For you shall no more be called
tender and delicate.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:2 - Take the millstones and grind flour,
put off your veil,
strip off your robe, uncover your legs,
pass through the rivers.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:3 - Your nakedness shall be uncovered,
and your disgrace shall be seen.
I will take vengeance,
and I will spare no one.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:4 - Our Redeemer—the LORD of hosts is his name—
is the Holy One of Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:5 - Sit in silence, and go into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans;
for you shall no more be called
the mistress of kingdoms.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:6 - I was angry with my people;
I profaned my heritage;
I gave them into your hand;
you showed them no mercy;
on the aged you made your yoke exceedingly heavy.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:7 - You said, “I shall be mistress forever,”
so that you did not lay these things to heart
or remember their end.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:8 - Now therefore hear this, you lover of pleasures,
who sit securely,
who say in your heart,
“I am, and there is no one besides me;
I shall not sit as a widow
or know the loss of children”:

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:9 - These two things shall come to you
in a moment, in one day;
the loss of children and widowhood
shall come upon you in full measure,
in spite of your many sorceries
and the great power of your enchantments.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:10 - You felt secure in your wickedness,
you said, “No one sees me”;
your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray,
and you said in your heart,
“I am, and there is no one besides me.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:11 - But evil shall come upon you,
which you will not know how to charm away;
disaster shall fall upon you,
for which you will not be able to atone;
and ruin shall come upon you suddenly,
of which you know nothing.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:12 - Stand fast in your enchantments
and your many sorceries,
with which you have labored from your youth;
perhaps you may be able to succeed;
perhaps you may inspire terror.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:13 - You are wearied with your many counsels;
let them stand forth and save you,
those who divide the heavens,
who gaze at the stars,
who at the new moons make known
what shall come upon you.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:14 - Behold, they are like stubble;
the fire consumes them;
they cannot deliver themselves
from the power of the flame.
No coal for warming oneself is this,
no fire to sit before!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 47:15 - Such to you are those with whom you have labored,
who have done business with you from your youth;
they wander about, each in his own direction;
there is no one to save you.
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