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The Degenerate City

21 (A)How the faithful city has become a [a]harlot!
It was full of justice;
Righteousness lodged in it,
But now (B)murderers.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 1:21 Unfaithful

20 “For of old I have (A)broken your yoke and burst your bonds;
And (B)you said, ‘I will not [a]transgress,’
When (C)on every high hill and under every green tree
You lay down, (D)playing the harlot.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 2:20 Kt. serve

Because of the multitude of [a]harlotries of the [b]seductive harlot,
(A)The mistress of sorceries,
Who sells nations through her harlotries,
And families through her sorceries.

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Footnotes

  1. Nahum 3:4 Spiritual unfaithfulness
  2. Nahum 3:4 Lit. goodly charm, in a bad sense

And on her forehead a name was written:

(A)MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS
AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS
OF THE EARTH.

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15 Then he said to me, (A)“The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, (B)are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.

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For (A)true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He (B)has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her.”

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