1 “aCome down and sit in the dust,
Sit on the ground without a throne,
O daughter of the Chaldeans!
For you shall no longer be called dtender and delicate.
Uncover the leg, cross the rivers.
3 “Your anakedness will be uncovered,
Your shame also will be exposed;
4 Our aRedeemer, the Lord of hosts is His name,
The Holy One of Israel.
O daughter of the Chaldeans,
For you will no longer be called
I profaned My heritage
And gave them into your hand.
You did not show mercy to them,
On the aaged you made your yoke very heavy.
7 “Yet you said, ‘I will be a aqueen forever.’
These things you did not bconsider
8 “Now, then, hear this, you asensual one,
Who bdwells securely,
Who says in 1your heart,
‘cI am, and there is no one besides me.
I will dnot sit as a widow,
Nor know loss of children.’
Loss of children and widowhood.
They will come on you in full measure
In spite of your many csorceries,
In spite of the great power of your spells.
10 “You felt asecure in your wickedness and said,
‘bNo one sees me,’
For you have said in your heart,
‘dI am, and there is no one besides me.’
11 “But aevil will come on you
Which you will not know how to charm away;
And disaster will fall on you
For which you cannot atone;
And bdestruction about which you do not know
Will come on you csuddenly.
12 “Stand fast now in your aspells
And in your many sorceries
With which you have labored from your youth;
Perhaps you will be able to profit,
Perhaps you may cause trembling.
13 “You are awearied with your many counsels;
Let now the bastrologers,
Those who prophesy by the stars,
Those who predict by the new moons,
Stand up and csave you from what will come upon you.
14 “Behold, they have become alike stubble,
bFire burns them;
They cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame;
There will be cno coal to warm by
Nor a fire to sit before!
Who have atrafficked with you from your youth;
Each has wandered in his own 1way;
There is bnone to save you.
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