“Go down, sit in the dust, Virgin Daughter Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, queen city of the Babylonians.No more will you be called tender or delicate.
Take millstones and grind flour; take off your veil. Lift up your skirts, bare your legs, and wade through the streams.
Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one.”
Our Redeemer—the LORD Almighty is his name— is the Holy One of Israel.
“Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.
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.
You said, ‘I am forever— the eternal queen!’ But you did not consider these things or reflect on what might happen.