These two things will overtake you in a moment, in a single day: loss of children, and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and the potency of your spells.
Cross References1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, "Peace and security," destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
Furthermore, they did not repent of their murder, sorcery, sexual immorality, and theft.
Therefore her plagues will come in one day--death and misery and famine--and she will be consumed by fire, for mighty is the Lord God who judges her."
In fear of her torment, they will stand at a distance and cry out: "Woe, woe to the great city, the mighty city of Babylon! For in a single hour your judgment has come."
The light of a lamp will never shine in you again, and the voices of a bride and bridegroom will never call out in you again. For your merchants were the great ones of the earth, because all the nations were deceived by your sorcery."
How suddenly they are laid waste, completely swept away by terrors!
Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes, their houses will be looted, and their wives will be ravished.
Their bows will dash young men to pieces; they will have no mercy on the fruit of the womb; they will not look with pity on the children.
"I will rise up against them," declares the LORD of Hosts. "I will cut off from Babylon her name and her remnant, her offspring and her posterity," declares the LORD.
Look, here come the riders, horsemen in pairs." And one answered, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon! All the images of her gods lie shattered on the ground."
But disaster will come upon you; you will not know how to charm it away. A calamity will befall you that you will be unable to ward off. Devastation will happen to you suddenly and unexpectedly.
So take your stand with your spells and with your many sorceries, with which you have wearied yourself from your youth. Perhaps you will succeed; perhaps you will inspire terror!
You are wearied from your many counsels. So let them stand and save you--the astrologers who observe the stars, who monthly predict your fate.
The mother of seven will grow faint; she will breath her last breath. Her sun will set while it was still day; she will be disgraced and humiliated. And the rest I will put to the sword in the presence of their enemies," declares the LORD.
That very night Belshazzar king of the Chaldeans was slain,
because of the many harlotries of the harlot, the seductive mistress of sorcery, who betrays nations by her prostitution and clans by her witchcraft.
Chapter Outline1. God's judgment upon Babylon and Chaldea
6. For their unmercifulness
10. And over-boldness
11. Shall be irresistible
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Isaiah 51:18, 19
Ruth 1:5, 20
Luke 7:12, 13
in a moment
1 Thessalonians 5:3
they shall come
Isaiah 14:22, 23
Jeremiah 51:29, 62-64
for the multitude
Isaiah 47:12, 13
2 Thessalonians 2:9, 10
Revelation 9:20, 21
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