Doom of Babylon, cont.

Isaiah 47: 3-4.

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

As for our Redeemer, the Lord 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 lady of kingdoms.

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Again, nakedness is a mark of shame and humiliation. The last clause in verse 3 indicates that Babylon won’t be allowed to stop or oppose the Divine vengeance.

Verse 4, in the middle of the prediction of Babylon’s destruction, is a reminder that the Israelites had a Redeemer, but the Babylonians did not.

In verse 5, Babylon is pictured as sitting in the silence of darkness, in sorrow and humiliation instead of having the distinction of being “The lady of kingdoms.”  Sitting in darkness was a sign of mourning,

 

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