"Go down, sit in the dust,1 Virgin Daughter2 Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, queen city of the Babylonians.a3 No more will you be called tender or delicate.42
Take millstones5 and grind6 flour; take off your veil.7 Lift up your skirts,8 bare your legs, and wade through the streams.
Your nakedness9 will be exposed and your shame10 uncovered. I will take vengeance;11 I will spare no one.12"
Our Redeemer13--the LORD Almighty14 is his name15-- is the Holy One16 of Israel.
"Sit in silence,17 go into darkness,18 queen city of the Babylonians;19 no more will you be called queen20 of kingdoms.216
I was angry22 with my people and desecrated my inheritance;23 I gave them into your hand,24 and you showed them no mercy.25 Even on the aged you laid a very heavy yoke.
You said, 'I am forever26-- the eternal queen!'27 But you did not consider these things or reflect28 on what might happen.29