1 Come down, and sit in the dust, OWhich has lived in wealth and wantonness and has not yet been overcome by any enemies.virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] noYour government will be taken from you.throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
2 Take the millstones, andYou will be brought to most vile servitude: for to turn the mill was the office of slaves.grind meal: uncover thy locks,The things in which she sets her greatest pride, will be made vile, even from the head to the foot.make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
3 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet [thee as] aI will use no humanity nor pity toward you.man.
4 The Israelites will confess that the Lord does this for his Church's sake.[As for] our redeemer, the LORD of hosts [is] his name, the Holy One of Israel.
5 For shame, and hide yourself.Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
6 I was angry with my people, I have polluted my inheritance, and given them into thy hand: thou didst show them noThey abused God's judgments, thinking that he punished the Israelites, because he would completely cast them off, and therefore instead of pitying their misery, you increased it.mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
7 And thou saidest, I shal be a ladie for euer, so that thou diddest not set thy mind to these things, neither diddest thou remeber ye latter end therof.
8 Therefore nowe heare, thou that art giuen to pleasures, and dwellest carelesse, Shee sayeth in her heart, I am and none els: I shall not sit as a widowe, neither shall knowe the losse of children.
9 But 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 theirSo that your punishment will be so great, as is possible to be imagined.perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thy enchantments.
10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. ThyYou thought that your own wisdom and policy would have saved you.wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thy heart, I [am], and none else besides me.
11 Therefore shall euill come vpon thee, and thou shalt not knowe the morning thereof: destruction shall fal vpon thee, which thou shalt not be able to put away: destruction shall come vpon thee suddenly, or thou beware.
12 Stand now with thy enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, in which thou hastHe derides their vain confidence, who put their trust in anything but in God, condemning also such vain sciences, which serve no use, but to delude the people, and to bring them from depending only on God.laboured from thy youth; if thou shalt be able to profit, if thou mayest prevail.
13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels: let now the astrologers, the starre gasers, and prognosticatours stand vp, & saue thee from these things, that shall come vpon thee.
14 Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: [there shall] not [be] a coalThey will utterly perish, and no part of them remain.to warm at, [nor] fire to sit before it.
15 Thus shall they be to thee with whom thou hast laboured, [even] thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to hisThey will flee everyone to that place, which he thought by his speculations to be most sure: but that will deceive them.quarter; none shall save thee.