Go down and sit in the dust, virgin Daughter Babylon! Sit on the ground without a throne, Daughter Chaldea, because they will no longer call you tender and pampered.
Take the millstones and grind flour! Remove your veil, strip off your robe, expose your thighs, wade through the rivers!
Your nakedness will be exposed, and your disgrace will be seen. I will take vengeance; no one will intervene.a4
Our redeemer has spoken; the LORD of heavenly forces is his name, the holy one of Israel.
Sit silent and go into darkness, Daughter Chaldea, because they will no longer call you Queen of Kingdoms.
I was enraged with my people; I made my inheritance impure and put them under your power. You took no pity on them. You made your yoke heavy even on the elderly.
You said, "I'm forever; I'm the eternal mistress." You didn't stop and think; you didn't consider the outcome.