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Isaiah 47
New Living Translation

Prediction of Babylon’s Fall

47“Come down, virgin daughter of Babylon, and sit in the dust. For your days of sitting on a throne have ended. O daughter of Babylonia, never again will you be the lovely princess, tender and delicate.H3381H3427H6083H1330H1323H894H3427H776H3678H1323H3778H3254H7121H7390H6028 2Take heavy millstones and grind flour. Remove your veil, and strip off your robe. Expose yourself to public view.H3947H7347H2912H7058H1540H6777H2834H7640H1540H7785H5674H5104 3You will be naked and burdened with shame. I will take vengeance against you without pity.”H6172H1540H2781H7200H3947H5359H6293H120 4Our Redeemer, whose name is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, is the Holy One of Israel.H1350H3068H6635H8034H6918H3478 5“O beautiful Babylon, sit now in darkness and silence. Never again will you be known as the queen of kingdoms.H3427H1748H935H2822H1323H3778H3254H7121H1404H4467 6For I was angry with my chosen people and punished them by letting them fall into your hands. But you, Babylon, showed them no mercy. You oppressed even the elderly.H7107H5971H2490H5159H5414H3027H7760H7356H2205H3966H3513H5923 7You said, ‘I will reign forever as queen of the world!’ You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences.H559H1404H5769H7760H3820H2142H319 8“Listen to this, you pleasure-loving kingdom, living at ease and feeling secure. You say, ‘I am the only one, and there is no other. I will never be a widow or lose my children.’H8085H5719H3427H983H559H3824H657H3427H490H3045H7908 9Well, both these things will come upon you in a moment. widowhood and the loss of your children. Yes, these calamities will come upon you, despite all your witchcraft and magic.H8147H935H7281H259H3117H7908H489H935H8537H7230H3785H3966H6109H2267 10“You felt secure in your wickedness. ‘No one sees me,’ you said. But your ‘wisdom’ and ‘knowledge’ have led you astray, and you said, ‘I am the only one, and there is no other.’H982H7451H559H7200H2451H1847H7725H559H3820H657 11So disaster will overtake you, and you won’t be able to charm it away. Calamity will fall upon you, and you won’t be able to buy your way out. A catastrophe will strike you suddenly, one for which you are not prepared.H7451H935H3045H7837H1943H5307H3201H3722H7722H935H6597H3045 12“Now use your magical charms! Use the spells you have worked at all these years! Maybe they will do you some good. Maybe they can make someone afraid of you.H5975H2267H7230H3785H834H3021H5271H3201H3276H6206 13All the advice you receive has made you tired. Where are all your astrologers, those stargazers who make predictions each month? Let them stand up and save you from what the future holds.H3811H7230H6098H1895H8064H2374H3556H2320H3045H5975H3467H935 14But they are like straw burning in a fire; they cannot save themselves from the flame. You will get no help from them at all; their hearth is no place to sit for warmth.H7179H784H8313H5337H5315H3027H3852H1513H2552H217H3427 15And all your friends, those with whom you’ve done business since childhood, will go their own ways, turning a deaf ear to your cries.H3021H5503H5271H8582H376H5676H3467


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