Isaiah 46

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The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 47


Come down,3 and sit3 in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit3 on the ground: [there is] no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more55 be called4 tender and delicate.


Take3 the millstones, and grind3 meal: uncover16 thy locks, make bare3 the leg, uncover16 the thigh, pass3 over the rivers.


Thy nakedness shall be uncovered,11 yea, thy shame shall be seen:11 I will take4 vengeance, and I will not meet4 [thee as] a man.


[As for] our redeemer,6 the LORD of hosts [is] his name, the Holy One of Israel.


Sit3 thou silent, and get3 thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more55 be called,4 The lady of kingdoms.


I was wroth1 with my people, I have polluted14 mine inheritance, and given4 them into thine hand: thou didst shew1 them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid52 thy yoke.


And thou saidst,4 I shall be a lady for ever: [so] that thou didst not lay1 these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember1 the latter end of it.


Therefore hear3 now this, [thou that art] given to pleasures, that dwellest6 carelessly, that sayest6 in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit4 [as] a widow, neither shall I know4 the loss of children:


But these two [things] shall come4 to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come1 upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine enchantments.


For thou hast trusted4 in thy wickedness: thou hast said,1 None seeth6 me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted31 thee; and thou hast said4 in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me.


Therefore shall evil come1 upon thee; thou shalt not know4 from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall4 upon thee; thou shalt not be able4 to put it off:15 and desolation shall come4 upon thee suddenly, [which] thou shalt not know.4


Stand3 now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured1 from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able4 to profit,53 if so be thou mayest prevail.4


Thou art wearied8 in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers,6 8064 the stargazers, 3556 the monthly prognosticators,56 stand up,4 and save55 thee from [these things] that shall come4 upon thee.


Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn1 them; they shall not deliver55 themselves from the power of the flame: [there shall] not [be] a coal to warm2 at, [nor] fire to sit2 before it.


Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured,1 [even] thy merchants,6 from thy youth: they shall wander1 every one to his quarter; none shall save56 thee.

Isaiah 48





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