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

 
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1 "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. 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 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. 2 Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams.
3 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." 3 Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one."
4 The one who sets us free is the Holy One of Israel. His name is The LORD Who Rules Over All. 4 Our Redeemer--the LORD Almighty is his name-- is the Holy One of Israel.
5 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. 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 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. 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.