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~ Lament for Babylon.  The Fall of Babylon.

Isa 47:1  Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

Isa 47:2  Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Isa 47:3  Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

Isa 47:4  As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

Isa 47:5  Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

Isa 47:6  I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

~ Thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thy sorceries and potent spells.  Therefore, shall evil come upon thee, and sudden desolation.

Isa 47:7  And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever [the eternal queen]: so that thou didst not lay [consider] these things to [in] thy heart, neither didst [thou] remember [reflect on] the latter end of it [what might happen].

Isa 47:8  Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures [you wanton creature], [thou] that dwellest carelessly [lounging in your security], [thou] that sayest in thine heart, I am, and [there is] none else beside[s] me; I shall not sit as [I will never be] a widow, neither shall I know [suffer] the loss of children:

Isa 47:9  But these two things shall come to [overtake] thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection [in full measure] for the [in spite of your] multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance [all] of thine enchantments [potent spells].

Isa 47:10  For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None [no one] seeth me.  Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and [there is] none else beside[s] me.

Isa 47:11  Therefore shall evil come upon thee; [and] thou shalt not know from whence it riseth [how to conjure it away]: and mischief [a calamity] shall fall upon thee; [that] thou shalt not be able to put [ward] it off [with a ransom]: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know [cannot foresee].

Isa 47:12  Stand now [keep on] with thine enchantments [magic spells], and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured [at] from thy youth [since childhood]; if so be [perhaps] thou shalt be able to profit [succeed], if so be [perhaps] thou mayest prevail [cause terror].

~ Astrologers, stargazers, and monthly prognosticators shall be as stubble in the fire

Isa 47:13  Thou art wearied in [worn out by] the multitude of thy counsels.  Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up [come forward], and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.

Isa 47:14  Behold, they shall be as [like] stubble; the fire shall burn them [up]; they shall not deliver [not even save] themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at [to warm anyone], nor fire to sit before it [here is no fire to sit by].

Isa 47:15  Thus shall they be unto thee [ That is all they can do for you] with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants [and trafficked with], from thy youth [since childhood]: they shall wander [go on in his error] every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.
 
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