Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
And her entrances sighed and mourned; and being clean, she shall sit upon the earth.
For he bows down those dwelling in height; for the city set up on high he will bring it down; he will bring it down even to the earth; he will cause it to touch even to the dust
Shake thyself from dust: arise, sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bonds of thy neck, thou captive daughter of Zion.
And he will take to him a pot sherd to scrape himself with it, and he will sit in the midst of the ashes.
Thou wilt save the humble people, and thou wilt humble the eyes of the lifted up.
Say to the king and to the mistress, Humble yourselves, sit down: for the crown of your glory was brought down from your heads.
Come down from thy glory, sit in thirst, thou daughter dwelling in Di-bon; for he laying Moab waste came up upon thee, destroying thy fortress.
They sat upon the earth; the old men of the daughter of Zion were silent; they brought up the dust upon their head: they girded on sackcloth: the virgins of Jerusalem brought down their head to the earth.
And all the princes of the sea shall come down from their thrones, and they removed their robes, and they shall put off the garments of their vanegations: they shall put on tremblings; they sat upon the earth and trembled at the moments, and were astonished at thee.
Thine heart was lifted up with thy beauty, thou didst corrupt thy wisdom on account of thy splendor: I cast thee upon the earth, I gave thee before kings to look upon thee.
The pride of thy heart deceived thee, dwelling in the refuges of the rock, the height his seat; he said in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the earth?
And the word will reach to the king of Nineveh, and he will rise from his throne, and he will take away his wide cloak from off him, and he will cover with sackcloth, and he will sit upon ashes.
This the word that Jehovah spake concerning him: The virgin daughter of Zion despising to thee, deriding to thee; the daughter of Jerusalem shook her head after thee.
Go up to Gilead, and take balsam, O virgin daughter of Egypt: in vain shalt thou bring up many healings; none to thee.
And thou saidst in thy heart, I will go up to the heavens; from above to the stars of God I will lift up my throne, and I will sit upon the mountain of appointment in the thighs of the north.
Thou didst cause to cease from his cleansing, and his throne thou didst cast it down to the earth.
And I overturned the throne of kingdoms, and I destroyed the strength of the kingdoms of the nations; and I overturned the chariot and those riding it; and the horses and their horsemen came down, a man by the sword of his brother.
And thou wilt say, I shall be mistress forever: till thou didst not set these upon thy heart, thou didst not remember its last part
Rise up, ye careless women; hear my voice, ye confident daughters; give ear to my word.
She tender and delicate in thee, who tried not to set the sole of her foot upon the earth from delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil upon the husband of her bosom, and upon her son, and upon her daughter,
They eating for dainties were desolate in the streets: they trusting upon scarlet embraced dung hills.
As much as she glorified herself, and led an insolent life, give her so much torture and grief: for in her heart she says, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and I should see no grief.