26 The gates(A) of Zion will lament and mourn;(B)
    destitute,(C) she will sit on the ground.(D)

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The Fall of Babylon

47 “Go down, sit in the dust,(A)
    Virgin Daughter(B) Babylon;
sit on the ground without a throne,
    queen city of the Babylonians.[a](C)
No more will you be called
    tender or delicate.(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 47:1 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 5
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18 “Come down from your glory
    and sit on the parched ground,(A)
    you inhabitants of Daughter Dibon,(B)
for the one who destroys Moab
    will come up against you
    and ruin your fortified cities.(C)

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10 The elders of Daughter Zion
    sit on the ground in silence;(A)
they have sprinkled dust(B) on their heads(C)
    and put on sackcloth.(D)
The young women of Jerusalem
    have bowed their heads to the ground.(E)

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16 Then all the princes of the coast will step down from their thrones and lay aside their robes and take off their embroidered(A) garments. Clothed(B) with terror, they will sit on the ground,(C) trembling(D) every moment, appalled(E) at you.

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When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust.(A)

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22 I will overturn(A) royal thrones and shatter the power of the foreign kingdoms.(B) I will overthrow chariots(C) and their drivers; horses and their riders(D) will fall, each by the sword of his brother.(E)

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