Isaiah 47 ©

1 God's judgments upon Babylon, for her unmercifulness and pride shall be irresistible. 12 All her sorceries will not avail her.


aCOME down, and sit in the dust, O virgin bdaughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, cO daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.


dTake the millstones, and grind meal: euncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.


Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: fI will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.


gAs for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.


hSit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.


iI was *wroth with my people, jI have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: kthou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

k Ob. 1.10-16.

¶And thou saidst, I shall be la lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.


Therefore hear now this, mthou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, nI am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:


oBut these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for pthe multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.


¶For thou hast qtrusted in thy wickedness: thou rhast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath 1perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.


¶Therefore sshall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know 2from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to 3put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.


tStand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.


uThou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the 4astrologers, the stargazers, 5the monthly *prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.


Behold, vthey shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver 6themselves from the power of the flame: wthere shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.


Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even xthy merchants, from thy youth: ythey shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.