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Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
No one will live there again; no one will ever reside there again. No bedouin will camp there, no shepherds will rest their flocks there.
"I will turn her into a place that is overrun with wild animals and covered with pools of stagnant water. I will get rid of her, just as one sweeps away dirt with a broom," says the Lord who commands armies.
1 Samuel 2:9
He watches over his holy ones, but the wicked are made speechless in the darkness, for it is not by one's own strength that one prevails.
O Lord, do not let me be humiliated, for I call out to you! May evil men be humiliated! May they go wailing to the grave!
He says, "Stop your striving and recognize that I am God! I will be exalted over the nations! I will be exalted over the earth!"
I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, to the glad celebration of brides and grooms in these lands. I will put an end to the sound of people grinding meal. I will put an end to lamps shining in their houses.
(Alef)Alas! The city once full of people now sits all alone! The prominent lady among the nations has become a widow! The princess who once ruled the provinces has become a forced laborer!
But the Lord is in his majestic palace. The whole earth is speechless in his presence!"
Be silent in the Lord's presence, all people everywhere, for he is being moved to action in his holy dwelling place.
And he said to him, 'Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' But he had nothing to say.
wild sea waves, spewing out the foam of their shame; wayward stars for whom the utter depths of eternal darkness have been reserved.
Then one powerful angel picked up a stone like a huge millstone, threw it into the sea, and said, "With this kind of sudden violent force Babylon the great city will be thrown down and it will never be found again!
You said, 'I will rule forever as permanent queen!' You did not think about these things; you did not consider how it would turn out.
Babylon, the most admired of kingdoms, the Chaldeans' source of honor and pride, will be destroyed by God just as Sodom and Gomorrah were.
you will taunt the king of Babylon with these words: "Look how the oppressor has met his end! Hostility has ceased!
"You, O king, are the king of kings. The God of heaven has granted you sovereignty, power, strength, and honor.
So he carried me away in the Spirit to a wilderness, and there I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names and had seven heads and ten horns.
As much as she exalted herself and lived in sensual luxury, to this extent give her torment and grief because she said to herself, 'I rule as queen and am no widow; I will never experience grief!'
But all who destroyed you will be destroyed. All your enemies will go into exile. Those who plundered you will be plundered. I will cause those who pillaged you to be pillaged.