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Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
My heart panteth, horror affrighteth me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into trembling unto me.
And in that day did the Lord Jehovah of hosts call to weeping, and to mourning, and to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth;
Rise up, ye women that are at ease, hear my voice; ye careless daughters, give ear unto my speech.
Then the five men departed, and came to La'ish, and saw the people who were there, how they dwelt in security, after the manner of the Sido'nians, quiet and unsuspecting, lacking nothing that is in the earth, and possessing wealth, and how they were far from the Sido'nians and had no dealings with any one.
For ye rejoiced, for ye triumphed, ye plunderers of my heritage; for ye have been wanton as the heifer at grass, and neighed as steeds.
Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his nobles, and drank wine before the thousand.
This is the rejoicing city that dwelt in security, that said in her heart, I am, and there is none else beside me: how is she become a desolation, a couching-place for beasts! Every one that passeth by her shall hiss, shall wave his hand.
because all the nations have drunk of the wine of the fury of her fornication; and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have been enriched through the might of her luxury.
I shall not
His ways always succeed; thy judgments are far above out of his sight; as for all his adversaries, he puffeth at them.
Though they be tangled together as thorns, and be as drenched from their drink, they shall be devoured as dry stubble, completely.
And he said, This will I do: I will take away my granaries and build greater, and there I will lay up all my produce and my good things;
they ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all of them;
So much as she has glorified herself and lived luxuriously, so much torment and grief give to her. Because she says in her heart, I sit a queen, and I am not a widow; and I shall in no wise see grief:
And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea, in your sight, all their evil which they have done in Zion, saith Jehovah.
and I am wroth exceedingly with the nations that are at ease; for I was but a little wroth, and they helped forward the affliction.
But now ye glory in your vauntings: all such glorying is evil.