Isaiah, 47

Isaiah, 47

The Fall of Babylon ● 15 verses ● 2 min

In Isaiah chapter 47, God pronounces judgment on Babylon for their sins and pride. Babylon, who had enslaved God's people, will now fall from grace and be humbled. The once great city will be destroyed, and its prideful people will be exposed and shamed. The chapter concludes with a warning that Babylon's destruction is inevitable, and that those who try to practice magic and sorcery will be powerless to prevent it.

Isaiah's prophecy of the fall of Babylon is a warning to all those who trust in worldly power and oppress God's people. Babylon represents the worldly powers that seek to rule over people and enslave them. However, God's judgment on Babylon shows that worldly power is ultimately fleeting and will come to an end. The chapter reminds us that pride goes before destruction, and that only humility before God can prevent our downfall. As Christians, we are also called to stand against oppression and injustice, and to always trust in the power of God over the power of the world.


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Isaiah, 47

The Fall of Babylon

Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 1

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 2

Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 3

As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 4

Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 5

I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 6

And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 7

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:

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 8

But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 9

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 thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 10

Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 11

Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 12

Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 13

Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 14

Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.

Isaiah, Chapter: 47, Verse: 15


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How many verses does Isaiah, chapter 47 have?

There are 15 verses in the book of Isaiah.

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