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Kingdom of Babylon[]

A taunt to the Kingdom of Babylon, given by Isaiah, who alluded to Nimrod.

You will recite this proverb [1] Against the king of Babylon: - Isaiah 14:4a

12 How you have fallen from heaven, O shining one, son of the dawn! How you have been cut down to the earth, You who vanquished nations!+

13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to the heavens.+ Above the stars of God I will lift up my throne,+ And I will sit down on the mountain of meeting, In the remotest parts of the north.+

14 I will go up above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself resemble the Most High.’

15 Instead, you will be brought down to the Grave,* To the remotest parts of the pit.

16 Those seeing you will stare at you; They will closely examine you, saying, ‘Is this the man who was shaking the earth, Who made kingdoms tremble,+

17 Who made the inhabited earth like the wilderness And overthrew its cities,+ Who refused to let his prisoners go home?’+

18 All other kings of the nations, Yes, all of them, lie down in glory, Each one in his own tomb.*

19 But you are discarded without a grave, Like a detested sprout,* Clothed with the slain who were stabbed with the sword, Who go down to the stones of a pit, Like a carcass trampled underfoot.

20 You will not join them in a grave, For you destroyed your own land, You killed your own people. The offspring of evildoers will never again be named.

21 Prepare a slaughtering block for his sons Because of the guilt of their forefathers, So that they will not rise up and take over the earth And fill the land with their cities.”

22 “I will rise up against them,”+ declares Jehovah of armies. “And I will wipe out from Babylon name and remnant and descendants and posterity,”+ declares Jehovah.

23 “And I will make her a possession of porcupines and a region of marshes, and I will sweep her with the broom of annihilation,”+ declares Jehovah of armies.

24 Jehovah of armies has sworn: “Just as I have intended, so it will occur, And just as I have decided, that is what will come true.

25 I will crush the As·syr′i·an in my land, And I will trample him on my mountains.+ His yoke will be removed from them, And his load will be removed from their shoulder.”+

26 This is what has been decided* against all the earth, And this is the hand that is stretched out* against all the nations.

27 For Jehovah of armies has decided, And who can thwart it?+ His hand is stretched out,

And who can turn it back?+

[1] Or "taunt"

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