Isaiah 47:1-7 (New Century Version)

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1 The Lord says, "City of Babylon, go down and sit in the dirt. People of Babylon, sit on the ground. You are no longer the ruler. You will no longer be called tender or beautiful. 2 You must use large stones to grind grain into flour. Remove your veil and your nice skirts. Uncover your legs and cross the rivers. 3 People will see your nakedness; they will see your shame. I will punish you; I will punish every one of you." 4 Our Savior is named the Lord All-Powerful; he is the Holy One of Israel. 5 "Babylon, sit in darkness and say nothing. You will no longer be called the queen of kingdoms. 6 I was angry with my people, so I rejected those who belonged to me. I gave them to you, but you showed them no mercy. You even made the old people work very hard. 7 You said, 'I will live forever as the queen.' But you did not think about these things or consider what would happen.
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