47

Lament for Babylon

1 “ACome down and sit in the dust ,

O daughter of the Chaldeans !

For you shall no longer be called Dtender and delicate .

3 “Your Anakedness will be uncovered ,

Your shame also will be exposed ;

4 Our ARedeemer , the Lord of hosts is His name ,

The Holy One of Israel .

O daughter of the Chaldeans ,

For you will no longer be called

6 “I was angry with My people ,

I profaned My heritage

And gave them into your hand .

You did not show mercy to them,

On the Aaged you made your yoke very heavy .

7 “Yet you said , ‘I will be a Aqueen forever .’

8 “Now , then, hear this , you Asensual one ,

Who Bdwells securely ,

Who says in 1your heart ,

‘CI am, and there is no one besides me.

I will Dnot sit as a widow ,

They will come on you in full measure

In spite of your many Csorceries ,

In spite of the great power of your spells .

10 “You felt Asecure in your wickedness and said ,

‘BNo one sees me,’

For you have said in your heart ,

‘DI am, and there is no one besides me.’

11 “But Aevil will come on you

Which you will not know how to charm away ;

And disaster will fall on you

For which you cannot atone ;

And Bdestruction about which you do not know

Will come on you Csuddenly .

12 “Stand fast now in your Aspells

And in your many sorceries

With which you have labored from your youth ;

13 “You are Awearied with your many counsels ;

Let now the Bastrologers ,

Those who prophesy by the stars ,

Those who predict by the new moons ,

14 “Behold , they have become Alike stubble ,

BFire burns them;

They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame ;

Nor a fire to sit before !

15 “So have those become to you with whom you have labored ,

Who have Atrafficked with you from your youth ;

A 47:1 Is 3:26; Jer 48:18
B 47:1 Is 23:12; 37:22; Jer 46:11
C 47:1 Ps 137:8; Jer 50:42; 51:33; Zech 2:7
D 47:1 Deut 28:56
A 47:2 Ex 11:5; Jer 25:10
B 47:2 Job 31:10; Eccl 12:4; Matt 24:41
C 47:2 Gen 24:65; Is 3:23; 1 Cor 11:5
D 47:2 Is 32:11
A 47:3 Ezek 16:37; Nah 3:5
B 47:3 Is 34:8; 63:4
1 47:3 Lit meet
A 47:4 Is 41:14
A 47:5 Is 23:2; Jer 8:14; Lam 2:10
B 47:5 Is 13:10
C 47:5 Is 47:7
D 47:5 Is 13:19; Dan 2:37
A 47:6 Deut 28:50
A 47:7 Is 47:5
B 47:7 Is 42:25; 57:11
C 47:7 Deut 32:29; Jer 5:31; Ezek 7:2, 3
1 47:7 Lit it
A 47:8 Is 22:13; 32:9; Jer 50:11
B 47:8 Is 32:9, 11; Zeph 2:15
1 47:8 Lit her
C 47:8 Is 45:5, 6, 18; 47:10; Zeph 2:15
D 47:8 Rev 18:7
A 47:9 Is 13:16, 18; 14:22
B 47:9 Ps 73:19; 1 Thess 5:3; Rev 18:8, 10
C 47:9 Is 47:13; Nah 3:4; Rev 18:23
A 47:10 Ps 52:7; 62:10; Is 59:4
B 47:10 Is 29:15; Ezek 8:12; 9:9
C 47:10 Is 5:21; 44:20
1 47:10 Lit it has
D 47:10 Is 47:8
A 47:11 Is 57:1
B 47:11 Is 13:6; Jer 51:8, 43; Luke 17:27; 1 Thess 5:3
C 47:11 Is 47:9
A 47:12 Is 47:9
A 47:13 Jer 51:58, 64
B 47:13 Is 8:19; 44:25; 47:9; Dan 2:2, 10
C 47:13 Is 47:15
A 47:14 Is 5:24; Nah 1:10; Mal 4:1
B 47:14 Is 10:17; Jer 51:30, 32, 58
C 47:14 Is 44:16
A 47:15 Rev 18:11
1 47:15 Lit side, region
B 47:15 Is 5:29; 43:13; 46:7