||English: New American Standard Bible
Isaiah 47 [Commentary] [Map] |
|| "Come down and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon;
Sit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of the Chaldeans!
For you shall no longer be called tender and delicate.
||"Take the millstones and grind meal.
Remove your veil, strip off the skirt,
Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.
||"Your nakedness will be uncovered,
Your shame also will be exposed;
I will take vengeance and will not spare a man."
||Our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel.
||"Sit silently, and go into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans,
For you will no longer be called
The queen of kingdoms.
||"I was angry with My people,
I profaned My heritage
And gave them into your hand.
You did not show mercy to them,
On the aged you made your yoke very heavy.
||"Yet you said, `I will be a queen forever.'
These things you did not consider
Nor remember the outcome of them.
||"Now, then, hear this, you sensual one,
Who dwells securely,
Who says in your heart,
`I am, and there is no one besides me.
I will not sit as a widow,
Nor know loss of children.'
||"But these two things will come on you suddenly in one day:
Loss of children and widowhood.
They will come on you in full measure
In spite of your many sorceries,
In spite of the great power of your spells.
||"You felt secure in your wickedness and said,
`No one sees me,'
Your wisdom and your knowledge, they have deluded you;
For you have said in your heart,
`I am, and there is no one besides me.'
||"But evil will come on you
Which you will not know how to charm away;
And disaster will fall on you
For which you cannot atone;
And destruction about which you do not know
Will come on you suddenly.
||"Stand fast now in your spells
And in your many sorceries
With which you have labored from your youth;
Perhaps you will be able to profit,
Perhaps you may cause trembling.
||"You are wearied with your many counsels;
Let now the astrologers,
Those who prophesy by the stars,
Those who predict by the new moons,
Stand up and save you from what will come upon you.
||"Behold, they have become like stubble,
Fire burns them;
They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame;
There will be no coal to warm by
Nor a fire to sit before!
||"So have those become to you with whom you have labored,
Who have trafficked with you from your youth;
Each has wandered in his own way;
There is none to save you.
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