47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon; sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you will no more be called tender and delicate.
47:2 Take the millstones, and grind meal; remove your veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.
47:3 Your nakedness will be uncovered, yes, your shame will be seen: I will take vengeance, and will not spare man.
47:4 Our Redeemer, Yahweh of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
47:5 Sit silent, and get into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you will no more be called The mistress of kingdoms.
47:6 I was angry with my people, I profaned my inheritance, and gave them into your hand: you showed them no mercy; on the aged you have very heavily laid your yoke.
47:7 And you said, I will be mistress forever; so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither remembered the latter end of them.
47:8 Now therefore hear this, you who are given to pleasures, who sit securely, who say in your heart, I am, and there is no other besides me; I will not sit as a widow, neither will I know the loss of children:
47:9 but these two things will come to you in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood; in their full measure they will come upon you, in the multitude of your witchcraft, and the great abundance of your magic words.
47:10 For you have trusted in your wickedness; you have said, None sees me; your wisdom and your knowledge, it has perverted you, and you have said in your heart, I am, and there is no other besides me.
47:11 Therefore will evil come upon you; you will not know its dawning: and mischief will fall on you; you will not be able to put it away: and desolation will come upon you suddenly, which you do not know.
47:12 Stand now with your magic words, and with the multitude of your witchcraft, in which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you will be able to profit, perhaps you may prevail.
47:13 You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels: let the astrologers stand up now and save you, those observing the stars for determining your horoscopes.
47:14 Look, they will be as stubble; the fire will burn them; they will not deliver their soul from the power of the flame: it will not be charcoal for their bread, nor a fire to sit before.
47:15 Thus will the things be to you in which you have labored: those who have trafficked with you from your youth will wander every one to his quarter; there will be none to save you.
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