Isaiah 14: 4. “That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!”
Babylon was a wondrous sight! I don’t think we can imagine how truly beautiful it was, how wealthy, how powerful. It was an exciting place to live–unless you were a captive there. Then you saw the corruption behind the outer beauty, because Babylon was a city full of idolatry and unspeakable sin.
All of that is going to be destroyed; Babylon will fall. This verse is the beginning of a song of triumph that Millenial Israel will sing at the fall of Antichrist and the destruction of Babylon. Reference ch. 14: 4-23; 13: 19.