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That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!
yea I will deliver them up, as a terror of calamity, to all the kingdoms of the earth, - as a reproach and as a byword, as a mockery and as a contempt, in every place whither I will drive them;
So shall it become a reproach and an insult warning and an astonishment, tob the nations that are round about thee, - in that I have executed upon thee judgments in anger and in indignation and in rebukes of indignation, I, Yahweh have spoken:
Shall not, these, all of them, against him, take up - a taunt, a mocking poem, enigmatical sentences - concerning him? And say - Alas! for him who maketh abundance in what is not his own, How long? that he should be burdening himself with heavy debts?
Thus shall Babylon - The most lovely of kingdoms, The majestic beauty of the Chaldees - Become as in the divine overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah.
I, before thee, will go, And the hills, will I level - The doors of bronze, will I break in pieces, e And the bars of iron, will I cut asunder;
2 Chronicles 36:18
And, all the utensils of the house of God, both great and small, and the treasures of the house of Yahweh, and the treasures of the king and of his rulers, the whole, carried he to Babylon;
How is dimmed the gold! changed the most fine gold! Poured out are the stones of the sanctuary, at the top of all the streets.
and, wheresoever the sons of men do dwell, the wild beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, hath he given into thy hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou, art the head of gold.
as they say - Alas! alas! the great city! She that was arrayed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stone, and pearl, -
For this cause, say the poets - Enter ye Heshbon, - Built and prepared be the city of Sihon;
Alas! is she not forsaken - The city so praised! The citadel I rejoiced in!
How s cut and broken the hammer of all the earth! How hath Babylon become an astonishment among the nations!