Fall of Babylon
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.
47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy
locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the
47:3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall
be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as
47:4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name,
the Holy One of Israel.
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.
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
47:7 And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that
thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst
remember the latter end of it.
47:8 Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to
pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine
heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a
widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
47:9 But 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 the multitude of thy
sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine
47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast
said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath
perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and
none else beside me.
47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not
know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon
thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation
shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.
47:12 Stand 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.
47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels.
Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly
prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things
that shall come upon thee.
47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn
them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of
the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to
sit before it.
47:15 Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast
laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall
wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.