Isaiah 47:7
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New International Version
You said, 'I am forever-- the eternal queen!' But you did not consider these things or reflect on what might happen.

New Living Translation
You said, 'I will reign forever as queen of the world!' You did not reflect on your actions or think about their consequences.

English Standard Version
You said, “I shall be mistress forever,” so that you did not lay these things to heart or remember their end.

New American Standard Bible
"Yet you said, 'I will be a queen forever.' These things you did not consider Nor remember the outcome of them.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You said, 'I will be the mistress forever.' You did not take these things to heart or think about their outcome."

International Standard Version
You said, 'I will always continue—Queen forever!' You didn't take these things into your thinking, nor did you think about their consequences.

NET Bible
You said, 'I will rule forever as permanent queen!' You did not think about these things; you did not consider how it would turn out.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You said, "I will always be a queen." You didn't carefully consider these things or keep in mind how they would end.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou didst say, I shall be a lady for ever. Until now thou hast not laid these things to heart, neither didst thou remember thy latter end.

King James 2000 Bible
And you said, I shall be a lady forever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of them.

American King James Version
And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.

American Standard Version
And thou saidst, I shall be mistress for ever; so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou hast said: I shall be a lady for ever: thou hast not laid these things to thy heart, neither hast thou remembered thy latter end.

Darby Bible Translation
and thou saidst, I shall be a mistress for ever; so that thou didst not take these things to heart, thou didst not remember the end thereof.

English Revised Version
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 thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

World English Bible
You said, I shall be mistress forever; so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.

Young's Literal Translation
And thou sayest, 'To the age I am mistress,' While thou hast not laid these things to thy heart, Thou hast not remembered the latter end of it.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

47:7-15 Let us beware of acting and speaking as Babylon did; of trusting in tyranny and oppression; of boasting as to our abilities, relying on ourselves, and ascribing success to our own prudence and wisdom; lest we partake of her plagues. Those in the height of prosperity, are apt to fancy themselves out of the reach of adversity. It is also common for sinners to think they shall be safe, because they think to be secret in wicked ways. But their security shall be their ruin. Let us draw from such passages as the foregoing, those lessons of humility and trust in God which they convey. If we believe the word of God, we may know how it will be with the righteous and the wicked to all eternity. We may learn how to escape the wrath to come, to glorify God, to have peace through life, hope in death, and everlasting happiness. Let us then stand aloof from all delusions.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever. The idea of "continuance" is one of the primary instincts of human nature. Hence we regard it as certain that the sun will rise on the morrow. We expect things to "continue in one stay," and "to-morrow to be as to-day," if not even "more abundant." Babylon was not much more arrogant than other nations when she assumed that silo would be "a lady for ever." And she had more excuse than almost any other nation. Her capital was one of the most ancient cities, if not the most ancient city in the world (Genesis 10:10 ). Though not unconquered (see the comment on ver. 1), she had yet for two millennia or more maintained a prominent position among the chief peoples of the earth, and had finally risen to a prouder eminence than any that she had previously occupied. Still, she ought to have remembered that "all things come to an end," and to have so comported herself in the time of her prosperity as not to have provoked God to anger. So that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart. "These things" must refer to the calamities about to fall upon Babylon, of which she may have heard before the end came - since they had been prophesied so long previously - but which she did not take to heart. The latter end of it; i.e. "the probable issue of her pride and cruelty" (Kay).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever,.... That her monarchy would continue in a succession of kings, that should rule over all nations to the end of the world. So mystical Babylon, when near her ruin, will say, "I sit a queen----and shall see no sorrow", Revelation 18:7,

so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart; neither the sins she had been guilty of, particularly in acting the cruel part towards the people of God; nor the evils foretold should come upon her; these she did not consider of and think upon, so as to repent of the one, and prevent the other:

neither didst remember the latter end of it; or, "thy latter end" (f); either her own latter end, the end of her wickedness which she had committed, as Jarchi; the end of her pride, that she should be humbled, as Aben Ezra and Kimchi; or her ruin and destruction, the end she should come to at last; this she never thought of, but put this evil day far from her: or she remembered not the latter end of Jerusalem, who, though a lady too, fell by her own hand; which sense Kimchi takes notice of: or she did not consider what would befall the Jews in the latter day; that God would put an end to their calamities, and deliver them out of Babylon, as he had foretold.

(f) "novissimi tui", Vatablus; who observes a various reading. In some copies it is "thy latter end"; which is followed by the Vulgate Latin.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. so that—Through thy vain expectation of being a queen for ever, thou didst advance to such a pitch of insolence as not to believe "these things" (namely, as to thy overthrow, Isa 47:1-5) possible.

end of it—namely, of thy insolence, implied in her words, "I shall be a lady for ever."

Isaiah 47:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Fall of Babylon Predicted
6"I was angry with My people, I profaned My heritage And gave them into your hand. You did not show mercy to them, On the aged you made your yoke very heavy. 7"Yet you said, 'I will be a queen forever.' These things you did not consider Nor remember the outcome of them. 8"Now, then, hear this, you sensual one, Who dwells securely, Who says in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me. I will not sit as a widow, Nor know loss of children.'…
Cross References
Revelation 18:7
Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, 'I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.'

Deuteronomy 32:29
If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!

Isaiah 42:25
So he poured out on them his burning anger, the violence of war. It enveloped them in flames, yet they did not understand; it consumed them, but they did not take it to heart.

Isaiah 47:5
"Sit in silence, go into darkness, queen city of the Babylonians; no more will you be called queen of kingdoms.

Isaiah 57:1
The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.

Isaiah 57:11
"Whom have you so dreaded and feared that you have not been true to me, and have neither remembered me nor taken this to heart? Is it not because I have long been silent that you do not fear me?

Jeremiah 5:31
The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way. But what will you do in the end?

Lamentations 1:9
Her filthiness clung to her skirts; she did not consider her future. Her fall was astounding; there was none to comfort her. "Look, LORD, on my affliction, for the enemy has triumphed."

Ezekiel 7:2
"Son of man, this is what the Sovereign LORD says to the land of Israel: "'The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land!

Ezekiel 7:3
The end is now upon you, and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices.

Daniel 4:4
I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous.
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And you said, I shall be a lady for ever: so that you did not lay these things to your heart, neither did remember the latter end of it.

thou saidst

Isaiah 47:5 Sit you silent, and get you into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: …

Ezekiel 28:2,12-14 Son of man, say to the prince of Tyrus, Thus said the Lord GOD; Because …

Ezekiel 29:3 Speak, and say, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against you, …

Daniel 4:29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.

Daniel 5:18-23 O you king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, …

so that

Isaiah 46:8,9 Remember this, and show yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O …

Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would …

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their …

Ezekiel 7:3-9 Now is the end come on you, and I will send my anger on you, and …

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