1God's judgments upon Babylon, for her unmercifulness and pride shall be irresistible. 12All her sorceries will not avail her.
11COME down, and sit in the dust, O virgin 2daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, 3O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
21Take the millstones, and grind meal: 2uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
3Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: 1I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
41As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
51Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
6¶ 1I was wroth with my people, 2I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: 3thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
7¶ And thou saidst, I shall be 1a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
8Therefore hear now this, 1thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, 2I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
91But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for 2the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
10¶ For thou hast 1trusted in thy wickedness: thou 2hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath aperverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.
11¶ Therefore 1shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know afrom whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to bput it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
121Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
131Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the aastrologers, the stargazers, bthe monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.
14Behold, 1they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver athemselves from the power of the flame: 2there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.
15Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even1thy merchants, from thy youth: 2they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.