Isaiah 47:1-6 New International Version

Judgment on Babylon

47 1  "Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, queen city of the Babylonians.[1]No more will you be called tender or delicate. 2  Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams. 3  Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one." 4  Our Redeemer-the Lord Almighty is his name- is the Holy One of Israel. 5  "Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms. 6  I was angry with my people and desecrated my inheritance; I gave them into your hand, and you showed them no mercy. Even on the aged you laid a very heavy yoke.


[1] 47:1 Or "Chaldeans" ; also in verse 5

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