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Isaiah 47 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Mourning for Babylon

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“Come down and sit in the dust,

Virgin daughter of Babylon;

Sit on the ground without a throne,

Daughter of the Chaldeans!

For you will no longer be called tender and delicate.

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“Take the millstones and grind flour.

Remove your veil, strip off the skirt,

Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.

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“Your nakedness will be uncovered,

Your shame will also be exposed;

I will take vengeance and will not spare anyone.”

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Our Redeemer, the LORD of armies is His name,

The Holy One of Israel.

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“Sit silently, and go into darkness,

Daughter of the Chaldeans;

For you will no longer be called

The queen of kingdoms.

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“I was angry with My people,

I profaned My heritage

And handed them over to you.

You did not show mercy to them,

On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.

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“Yet you said, ‘I will be a queen forever.’

These things you did not consider

Nor remember the outcome of [fn]them.

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“Now, then, hear this, you luxuriant one,

Who lives securely,

Who says in her heart,

‘I am, and there is no one besides me.

I will not sit as a widow,

Nor know the loss of children.’

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“But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day:

Loss of children and widowhood.

They will come on you in full measure

In spite of your many sorceries,

In spite of the great power of your spells.

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“You felt secure in your wickedness and said,

‘No one sees me,’

Your wisdom and your knowledge, [fn]they have led you astray;

For you have said in your heart,

‘I am, and there is no one besides me.’

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“But evil will come on you

Which you will not know how to charm away;

And disaster will fall on you

For which you cannot atone;

And destruction about which you do not know

Will come on you suddenly.

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“Persist now in your spells

And in your many sorceries

With which you have labored from your youth;

Perhaps you will be able to benefit,

Perhaps you may cause trembling.

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“You are wearied with your many counsels;

Let now the astrologers,

Those who prophesy by the stars,

Those who predict by the new moons,

Stand up and save you from what will come upon you.

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“Behold, they have become like stubble,

Fire burns them;

They cannot save themselves from the power of the flame;

There will be no coal to warm by

Nor a fire to sit before!

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“So have those become to you with whom you have labored,

Those who have done business with you from your youth;

Each has wandered in his own [fn]way;

There is no one to save you.

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