Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 wandered; trembling made me afraid: the evening twilight of my desire he put to me for fear.
And the Lord Jehovah of armies in that day will call to weeping and to wailing, and to baldness and to girding with sackcloth:
Rise up, ye careless women; hear my voice, ye confident daughters; give ear to my word.
And the five men will go and come to Laish, and they will see the people which in the midst of her, dwelling in confidence according to the judgment of the Sidonians, quiet and confiding; and none shaming the word in the land, a possessor heaping up, and they far off from the Sidonians, and the word was not to them with man.
Because thou wilt be glad, because thou wilt exult, ye plundering mine inheritance, because thou wilt show off proudly as a heifer at grass, and thou wilt neigh as the strong ones;
Belshazzar the king made great food for a thousand of his nobles, and before the thousand he drank wine.
This the exulting city dwelling confidently, saying in her heart, I, and none besides me. How was she for a desolation, a piece of lying down for the beast! all passing by her shall hiss and wave his hand.
For of the wrath of the wine of her fornication have all nations drunk, and the kings of the earth were debauched with her, and the wholesale merchants of the earth were rich from the power of her luxury.
I shall not
His ways will be in pain in all time; thy judgments high from before him: all his enemies he will puff at them.
For even to thorns surrounding them, and drinking to excess as drunkards, they shall be devoured as straw fully dried up.
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my stores, and build greater; and there will I collect all my produce and my good things.
They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, till the day which Noe came into the ark, and the overflow came, and destroyed all.
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.
And I recompensed to Babel and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil which they did in Zion before your eyes, says Jehovah.
And I am angry with great anger against the nations living in quiet: for I was angry a little and they helped for evil.
And now ye boast in your arrogance: all such boasting is evil.