- Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon;
sit on the ground without a throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
- Take the millstones, and grind meal;
remove thy veil, strip off the train, uncover the leg, pass through the rivers.
- Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and will spare no man.
- Our Redeemer, Jehovah of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.
- Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans;
for thou shalt no more be called The mistress of kingdoms.
- I was wroth with my people, I profaned mine inheritance, and gave them into thy hand: thou didst show them no mercy;
upon the aged hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.
- And thou saidst, I shall be mistress for ever;
so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end thereof.
- Now therefore hear this, thou that art given to pleasures, that sittest securely, that sayest in thy heart, I am, and there is none else besides me;
I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:
- but these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood;
in their full measure shall they come upon thee, in the multitude of thy sorceries, and the great abundance of thine enchantments.
- For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness;
thou hast said, None seeth me;
thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee, and thou hast said in thy heart, I am, and there is none else besides me.
- Therefore shall evil come upon thee;
thou shalt not know the dawning thereof: and mischief shall fall upon thee;
thou shalt not be able to put it away: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou knowest not.
- Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast labored from thy youth;
if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.
- Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels: let now the astrologers, the star-gazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from the things that shall come upon thee.
- Behold, they shall be as stubble;
the fire shall burn them;
they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: it shall not be a coal to warm at, nor a fire to sit before.
- Thus shall the things be unto thee wherein thou hast labored: they that have trafficked with thee from thy youth shall wander every one to his quarter;
there shall be none to save thee.