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Chapter 47
{Isaiah looks down a couple hundred years and sees the fall of Babylon in Daniel's day}
1~~Come down, and sit in the dust,
O virgin daughter of Babylon {a woman captive},
sit on the ground . . .
there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldaeans . . .
  {she is now humiliated - no throne}
for you shall no more be called tender and voluptuous.

2~~Take the millstones, and grind meal {slave labor}.

Uncover your locks
  {a veil was a sign of nobility}.

Make bare the leg, uncover the thigh
  {striped naked}
pass over the rivers
  {carry burdens over the river naked}.

3~~Your nakedness shall be uncovered
  {idiom for rape},
yes, your shame shall be seen.

I will take vengeance . . .
and I will not 'see a man'
  {no courage . . . Chaldeans were now all cowards
  (only exception - the head of their State Department - the former
  captive Daniel)}.

4 As for our deliverer/redeemer,
Jehovah/God of the armies/hosts is His name,
the Holy One of Israel.

5~~Sit you silent, and you creep into darkness,
O daughter of the Chaldeans . . .
for you shall no more be called,
'The lady of kingdoms'
  {wiped out as a nation}.

6 I was angry/wroth with M people,
I have polluted My inheritance,
and given them into your hand.
  {the Jews were given over to the Chaldeans to administer the
   5th cycle of discipline but the Chaldeans abused this authority}

You did show them no mercy;
upon the ancient have you very heavily laid your yoke.

7~~And you said,
"I shall be a lady for ever . . .
  {meaning they thought the Chaldean Empire would last forever}
so that you did not store these things in your heart/'right lobe'
  {negative to doctrine - no GAP},
neither did remember the latter end of it.

8~~Therefore hear now this,
you who are given to pleasures {Operation Lusts},
who dwells carelessly . . .
you say in your heart/'right lobe',
"I am . . . and none else beside me.
  {PRIDE CLUSTER of sins - no need for God}

I shall not sit as a widow.
  {say men won't die in battle - widow also represents a loss of

Neither shall I know the loss of children
  {say the Army can protect the civilians without God's help - loss of
  children - represents abandonment - see Revelation 18:7}.

{Demon possession}
9 But these two things shall come to you in a moment in one day:
the loss of children and widowhood.

They shall come upon you in their perfection
for the multitude of your sorceries,
and for the great abundance of your enchantments.

{If Evil Permeates the Land - God will Destroy it}
10~~Because you have trusted {batach} in evil {ra`}.
  {batach - originally meant for a wrestler to do a body slam - here
  instead of 'slamming their problems' on the Lord they are trusting
  in evil - the ways of Satan that are not part of the Righteous
  Ways of God}.

You have said, No one sees me.

'Your wisdom and your knowledge' . . . have seduced you.
  {human viewpoint instead of divine viewpoint - creates self-
  righteousness instead of the Righteous Ways of God learned
  through the intake of His Word}

Therefore you have said in your 'right lobe'/heart,
"I . . .
  {expression of the arrogance of evil here - they believe only in their
  own thoughts and ideas}

and no one else except me
  {never believed in God or had believed but has turned from God now
  in reversionism} 11~~

Therefore shall disaster/evil come upon you
  {here is the 5th cycle of discipline on an evil nation}.

You shall not know from where it rises
and destruction shall fall upon you.

You shall not be able to overt it.

And destruction {5th cycle of discipline}
shall come upon you suddenly . . .
which you shall not understand
  {in ONE night Babylon falls - see Daniel 5 - they did NOT understand
  the handwriting on the wall!}.

12~~Stand now with your enchantments,
and with the multitude of your sorceries,
wherein you have labored from your youth.

If so be you shall be able to profit,
if so be you may prevail.
  {means 'explain THIS situation' . . . but they could not}

13~~You are wearied in the multitude of your counsels.

Let now the astrologers,
the stargazers,
the monthly prognosticators,
stand up, and save you
from these things
that shall come upon you.

{Note: See also Daniel 5:7-8}

14 Behold, they shall be as stubble.

The fire shall burn them.

They shall not deliver themselves
from the power of the flame.

There shall not be a coal to warm at,
nor fire to sit before it.

15a Thus shall they be unto you
with whom you have labored,
even your merchants,
from your youth.

15b They shall wander every one to his quarter.

15c~~None shall deliver you.