God's message to Babylon
Come down off your
In the past, nobody has touched you,
but people will no longer say that you are so pretty.
Lift up your skirt.
Walk through streams of water with
Everybody will see your great
and nobody will
Go and hide in a dark place.
People will no longer call you the queen of all
They belonged to me as my special people,
I gave you the power to hurt them,
and you were not kind to them.
You were very cruel to old people.
“I will rule other
But you did not think about what you were doing.
You did not think about what would happen in the end.
You love to enjoy expensive things.
You think that you are strong and safe.
You say to yourself, “Here I am!
There is nobody as good as I am.
I will never be alone as a
I will never lose my children.”
They will happen suddenly, in only one day.
You will lose your children
and you will become a
All these troubles will come to hurt you.
You can use all your powerful
but you will not stop this trouble!
You said, “Nobody sees me!”
You think that you are very
and that you know everything.
You say, “Here I am!
There is nobody as good as I am.”
Trouble will come and destroy you.
You cannot pay anyone to take it away.
It will suddenly hit you,
before you even recognize it.
Say your magic words.
You have always used that magic,
since you were young.
Perhaps your magic will help you.
Perhaps you will frighten your enemies!
and it has made you become tired.
They study the sky and the stars to decide what will happen.
They say what will happen each month.
So let them come and help you!
See if they can rescue you from the trouble that is coming!
that quickly burns in a fire.
They cannot save themselves,
because the fire is too hot!
This is not a nice fire to sit beside and enjoy the heat.
but you will have no help from them now.
They have gone their own separate ways.
There is nobody left who can save you.’