"City of Babylon, go down and sit in the dust. Leave your throne and sit on the ground. City of the Babylonians, your life will not be comfortable and easy anymore.
Get millstones and grind some flour like a female slave. Take your veil off. Lift your skirts up. Make your legs bare. Wade through the streams.
Everyone will see your naked body. Everyone will see your shame. I will pay you back for what you did. I will not spare any of your people."
The one who sets us free is the Holy One of Israel. His name is The LORD Who Rules Over All.
The LORD says, "City of the Babylonians, go into a dark prison and sit there quietly. You will not be called the queen of kingdoms anymore.
I was angry with my people. I treated them as if they did not belong to me. I handed them over to you. And you did not show them any pity. You even placed heavy loads on their old people.
You said, 'I will continue to be queen forever!' But you did not think about what you were doing. You did not consider how things might turn out.