Come and take your seat in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; come down from your seat of power, and take your place on the earth, O daughter of the Chaldaeans: for you will never again seem soft and delicate.
Take the crushing-stones and get the meal crushed: take off your veil, put away your robe, let your legs be uncovered, go through the rivers.
The shame of your unclothed condition will be seen by all: I will give punishment without mercy,
Says the Lord who takes up our cause; the Lord of armies is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
Be seated in the dark without a word, O daughter of the Chaldaeans: for you will no longer be named, The Queen of Kingdoms.
I was angry with my people, I put shame on my heritage, and gave them into your hands: you had no mercy on them; you put a cruel yoke on those who were old;
And you said, I will be a queen for ever: you did not give attention to these things, and did not keep in mind what would come after.