Isaiah - Chapter 47 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: {cf15I there is} no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
  • 2. Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, 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 {cf15I thee as} a man.
  • 4. {cf15I As for} our redeemer, the LORD of hosts {cf15I is} his name, the Holy One of Israel.
  • 5. 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 wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
  • 7. And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: {cf15I so} that thou didst not lay these {cf15I things} to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.
  • 8. Therefore hear now this, {cf15I thou that art} given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I {cf15I am}, and none else beside me; I shall not sit {cf15I as} a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
  • 9. But these two {cf15I 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 the multitude of thy sorceries, {cf15I and} for the great abundance of thine enchantments.
  • 10. For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I {cf15I am}, and none else beside me.
  • 11. Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, {cf15I which} thou shalt not know.
  • 12. Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
  • 13. Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from {cf15I these things} that shall come upon thee.
  • 14. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: {cf15I there shall} not {cf15I be} a coal to warm at, {cf15I nor} fire to sit before it.
  • 15. Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, {cf15I even} thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.