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Isaiah 47:1-6 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord says, "Babylon, come down from your throne, and sit in the dust on the ground. You were once like a virgin, a city unconquered, but you are soft and delicate no longer! You are now a slave! 1 "Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, Daughter of the Babylonians. No more will you be called tender or delicate.
2 Turn the millstone! Grind the flour! Off with your veil! Strip off your fine clothes! Lift up your skirts to cross the streams! 2 Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams.
3 People will see you naked; they will see you humbled and shamed. I will take vengeance, and no one will stop me." 3 Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one."
4 The holy God of Israel sets us free - his name is the Lord Almighty. 4 Our Redeemer--the LORD Almighty is his name-- is the Holy One of Israel.
5 The Lord says to Babylon, "Sit in silence and darkness; no more will they call you the queen of nations! 5 "Sit in silence, go into darkness, Daughter of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
6 I was angry with my people; I treated them as no longer mine: I put them in your power, and you showed them no mercy; even the aged you treated harshly. 6 I was angry with my people and desecrated my inheritance; I gave them into your hand, and you showed them no mercy. Even on the aged you laid a very heavy yoke.