God's judgment upon Babylon and Chaldea,
Isaiah 47:1 Come downe and sit in the dust: O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: [there is] no throne, O daughter of the Caldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate. Isaiah 47:2 Take the milstones and grinde meale, vncouer thy lockes: make bare the legge: vncouer the thigh, passe ouer the riuers. Isaiah 47:3 Thy nakednes shalbe vncouered, yea thy shame shalbe seene: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet [thee as] a man. Isaiah 47:4 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hostes [is] his Name, the Holy one of Israel. Isaiah 47:5 Sit thou silent, and get thee into darknes, O daughter of the Caldeans: for thou shalt no more be called the Ladie of kingdomes.
for their unmercifulness,
Isaiah 47:6 I was wroth with my people: I haue polluted mine inheritance, and giuen them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; vpon the ancient hast thou very heauily layed the yoke.
Isaiah 47:7 And thou saydst, I shall bee a Ladie for euer: [so] that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the later end of it. Isaiah 47:8 Therefore heare now this, thou that art giuen to pleasures, that dwellest carelesly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else besides mee, I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither shall I know the losse of children. Isaiah 47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day; the losse of children, and widowhood; they shall come vpon thee in their perfection, for the multitude of thy sorceries, [and] for the great abundance of thine inchantments.
Isaiah 47:10 For thou hast trusted in thy wickednesse: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisedome and thy knowledge, it hath peruerted thee, and thou hast said in thine heart, I [am], and none else besides me.
shall be unresistable.
Isaiah 47:11 Therefore shall euill come vpon thee, thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischiefe shall fall vpon thee, thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come vpon thee suddenly, [which] thou shalt not know. Isaiah 47:12 Stand now with thine inchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profite, if so be thou mayest preuaile. Isaiah 47:13 Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels: let now the astrologers, the starre-gazers, the monethly prognosticators stand vp, [and] saue thee from these things that shall come vpon thee. Isaiah 47:14 Behold, they shall be as stubble: the fire shall burne them, they shall not deliuer themselues from the power of the flame: [there shall] not [bee] a coale to warme at, [nor] fire to sit before it. Isaiah 47:15 Thus shal they be vnto thee with whom thou hast laboured, [euen] thy merchants from thy youth, they shall wander euery one to his quarter: none shall saue thee.