A Warning to New Age

"Come  down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter  of  Babylon, sit  on  the  ground: [there is] no throne,  O  daughter  of  the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and  delicate. Take  the  millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy  locks,  make bare  the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the  rivers. 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. I  was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine  inheritance, and  given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them  no  mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy  yoke. And  thou  saidst, I shall be a lady for ever:  [so]  that  thou didst not lay these [things] to thy heart, neither didst remember
the latter end of it.

"Therefore  hear  now this, [thou that art] given  to  pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I [am], and none else beside me; I shall not sit [as] a widow, neither  shall I know the loss of children: But  these  two [things] shall come to thee in a moment  in  one day,  the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall  come  upon thee in their perfection for the multitude  of  thy  sorceries, [and]  for  the great abundance of thine  enchantments.  

"For  thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast  said,  None seeth  me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted  thee; and  thou hast said in thine heart, I [am], and none else  beside me. Therefore  shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not  know  from
whence  it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou  shalt not  be able to put it off: and desolation shall come  upon  thee suddenly, [which] thou shalt not know. Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries,  wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if  so  be thou  shalt  be  able to profit, if so be  thou  mayest prevail.

" Thou  art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now  the astrologers,  the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators,  stand up, and save thee from [these things] that shall come upon  thee. 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. Thus  shall  they  be unto thee with whom  thou  hast laboured, [even] thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee. (Isaiah 47:1-15)

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