Babylon’s Fall

1 Come down and sit on [the] dust, virgin daughter of Babylon! Sit on the ground without a throne, daughter of Chaldea! For {they shall no longer call} you tender and delicate.
References for Isaiah 47:1
    • a 47:1 - Literally "you shall not add they shall call to"
      2 Take [the] pair of mill stones and grind flour! Uncover your veil, strip off [your] skirt, uncover [your] thigh, pass through [the] rivers!
      3 Your nakedness shall be exposed; indeed, your shame shall become visible. I will take vengeance and I will not {spare} a person.
      References for Isaiah 47:3
        • b 47:3 - Literally "plead with"
          4 Our redeemer, Yahweh of hosts [is] his name, the holy one of Israel.
          5 Sit silently and go into the darkness, daughter of Chaldea, for {they shall no longer call} you mistress of kingdoms.
          References for Isaiah 47:5
            • c 47:5 - Literally "you shall not add they shall call to"
              6 I was angry with my people; I profaned my inheritance, and I gave them into your hand. You did not {give} them mercy; on [the] aged you made your yoke very heavy.
              References for Isaiah 47:6
                • d 47:6 - Literally "set up"
                  7 And you said, "I shall be an eternal mistress forever!" You did not set these [things] upon your heart; you did not remember its end.
                  8 Therefore now hear this, luxuriant [one] who sits in security, who says in her heart, "I [am], and besides me [there is] no one. I shall not sit [as] a widow, and I shall not know [the] loss of children."
                  References for Isaiah 47:8
                    • e 47:8 - Or "sitting"
                    • f 47:8 - Or "saying"
                      9 And these two shall come to you [in] a moment, in one day: [the] loss of children and widowhood shall come on you {completely}, in spite of your many sorceries, in spite of the power of your great enchantments.
                      References for Isaiah 47:9
                        • g 47:9 - Literally "as their fullness"
                          10 And you felt secure in your wickedness; you said, "{No one} sees me." Your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, "I [am], and besides me [there is] no one."
                          References for Isaiah 47:10
                            • h 47:10 - Literally "none"
                            • i 47:10 - Or "[is] seeing"
                              11 And evil shall come upon you, you will not know; it will be on the lookout for her. And disaster shall fall upon you; you will not be able to {avert} it. And ruin shall come on you suddenly; you do not know.
                              References for Isaiah 47:11
                                • j 47:11 - Literally "make amends"
                                  12 Stand, now, in your enchantments, and in your many sorceries with which you have labored from your youth. Perhaps you may be able to benefit; perhaps you may {scare away}.
                                  References for Isaiah 47:12
                                    • k 47:12 - Literally "terrify"
                                      13 You struggle with your many consultations; let them stand, now, and save you-- those who see the stars, divide [the] {celestial sphere}, who inform by new moons-- from [those things] that are coming upon you.
                                      References for Isaiah 47:13
                                        • l 47:13 - Or "advice"
                                        • m 47:13 - Literally "heavens," that is, for astrology
                                          14 Look! They are like stubble; [the] fire burns them completely. They cannot deliver {themselves} from [the] {power} of [the] flame; there is no coal {for warming oneself}, [no] fire before which to sit.
                                          References for Isaiah 47:14
                                            • n 47:14 - Literally "their lives"
                                            • o 47:14 - Literally "hand"
                                            • p 47:14 - Literally "to grow warm"
                                              15 So are to you [those with] whom you have labored, your traders from your youth. They wander, each to his side; there is no one who can save you.