New Living Translation
"O beautiful Babylon, sit now in darkness and silence. Never again will you be known as the queen of kingdoms.
King James Bible
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.
Darby Bible Translation
Sit silent, and get thee into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for thou shalt no more be called, Mistress of kingdoms.
World English Bible
"Sit in silence, and go into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.
Young's Literal Translation
Sit silent, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, For no more do they cry to thee, 'Mistress of kingdoms.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
47:5 Silent - Thro' grief and shame, as mourners use to do. The lady - The chief and glory of all kingdoms.
The heavens will be black above them; the stars will give no light. The sun will be dark when it rises, and the moon will provide no light.
Babylon, the most glorious of kingdoms, the flower of Chaldean pride, will be devastated like Sodom and Gomorrah when God destroyed them.
Now at last--look! Here comes a man in a chariot with a pair of horses!" Then the watchman said, "Babylon is fallen, fallen! All the idols of Babylon lie broken on the ground!"
Mourn in silence, you people of the coast and you merchants of Sidon. Your traders crossed the sea,
You said, 'I will reign forever as queen of the world!' You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences.
"Then the people will say, 'Why should we wait here to die? Come, let's go to the fortified towns and die there. For the LORD our God has decreed our destruction and has given us a cup of poison to drink because we sinned against the LORD.
The leaders of beautiful Jerusalem sit on the ground in silence. They are clothed in burlap and throw dust on their heads. The young women of Jerusalem hang their heads in shame.
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