Isaiah 47 ©
God's judgments upon Babylon, for her unmercifulness and pride shall be irresistible. 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.
¶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.
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.
¶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.
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.