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

New Living Translation
“O beautiful Babylon, sit now in darkness and silence. Never again will you be known as the queen of kingdoms.

English Standard Version
Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.

Berean Study Bible
“Sit in silence and go into darkness, O Daughter of Chaldea. For you will no longer be called the queen of kingdoms.

King James Bible
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

New King James Version
“Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; For you shall no longer be called The Lady of Kingdoms.

New American Standard Bible
“Sit silently, and go into darkness, Daughter of the Chaldeans; For you will no longer be called The queen of kingdoms.

NASB 1995
“Sit silently, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, For you will no longer be called The queen of kingdoms.

NASB 1977
“Sit silently, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; For you will no more be called The queen of kingdoms.

Amplified Bible
“Sit in silence, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; For you will no longer be called The queen of kingdoms.

Christian Standard Bible
“Daughter Chaldea, sit in silence and go into darkness. For you will no longer be called mistress of kingdoms.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Daughter Chaldea, sit in silence and go into darkness. For you will no longer be called mistress of kingdoms.

American Standard Version
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; for thou shalt no more be called The mistress of kingdoms.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Dwell in confusion, enter into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans, because they will not continue to call you mightiest of the kingdoms

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Sit thou down pierced with woe, go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: thou shalt no more be called the strength of a kingdom.

Contemporary English Version
Babylon, be silent! Sit in the dark. No longer will nations accept you as their queen.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called the lady of kingdoms.

English Revised Version
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called The lady of kingdoms.

Good News Translation
The LORD says to Babylon, "Sit in silence and darkness; no more will they call you the queen of nations!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Go into the dark, and sit in silence, princess of the Babylonians! You will no longer be called the queen of kingdoms.

International Standard Version
"Sit silent, and enter into the darkness, you daughter of the Chaldeans; for no more will they call you Queen of Kingdoms.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans; For thou shalt no more be called The mistress of kingdoms.

Literal Standard Version
“Sit silent, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, For they no longer cry to you, Mistress of kingdoms.

NET Bible
"Sit silently! Go to a hiding place, O daughter of the Babylonians! Indeed, you will no longer be called 'Queen of kingdoms.'

New Heart English Bible
"Sit in silence, and go into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.

World English Bible
"Sit in silence, and go into darkness, daughter of the Chaldeans; for you shall no more be called the mistress of kingdoms.

Young's Literal Translation
Sit silent, and go into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans, For no more do they cry to thee, 'Mistress of kingdoms.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Fall of Babylon Predicted
4Our Redeemer—the LORD of Hosts is His name—is the Holy One of Israel. 5“Sit in silence and go into darkness, O Daughter of Chaldea. For you will no longer be called the queen of kingdoms. 6I was angry with My people; I profaned My heritage, and I placed them under your control. You showed them no mercy; even on the elderly you laid a most heavy yoke.…

Cross References
Isaiah 13:10
For the stars of heaven and their constellations will not give their light. The rising sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light.

Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the jewel of the kingdoms, the glory of the pride of the Chaldeans, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 21:9
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!"

Isaiah 23:2
Be silent, O dwellers of the coastland, you merchants of Sidon, whose traders have crossed the sea.

Isaiah 47:7
You said, 'I will be queen forever.' You did not take these things to heart or consider their outcome.

Jeremiah 8:14
Why are we just sitting here? Gather together, let us flee to the fortified cities and perish there, for the LORD our God has doomed us. He has given us poisoned water to drink, because we have sinned against the LORD.

Lamentations 2:10
The elders of the Daughter of Zion sit on the ground in silence. They have thrown dust on their heads and put on sackcloth. The young women of Jerusalem have bowed their heads to the ground.


Treasury of Scripture

Sit you silent, and get you into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for you shall no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.

silent

Isaiah 13:20
It shall never be inhabited, neither shall it be dwelt in from generation to generation: neither shall the Arabian pitch tent there; neither shall the shepherds make their fold there.

Isaiah 14:23
I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.

1 Samuel 2:9
He will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness; for by strength shall no man prevail.

for.

Isaiah 47:7
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.

Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Isaiah 14:4
That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!









Verse 5. - Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness. The second strophe begins, like the first, with a double imperative. The fallen people is recommended to hide its shame in silence and darkness, as disgraced persons do who shrink from being seen by their fellows. Thou shalt no more be called The lady of kingdoms. Babylon can scarcely have borne this title in Isaiah's time, or at any earlier period, unless it were a very remote one. She had been secondary to Assyria for at least six hundred years when Isaiah wrote, and under Sennacherib was ruled by viceroys of his appointment. But Isaiah's prophetic foresight enables him to realize the later period of Babylon's prosperity and glory under Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar, when she became the inheritress of the greatness of Assyria, and exercised rule over a large portion of Western Asia. Nebuchadnezzar was, no doubt, as he is called by both Ezekiel (Ezekiel 26:7) and Daniel (Daniel 2:37), a "king of kings;" and Babylon was then an empress-state, exercising authority over many minor kingdoms. It is clear that, both in the earlier and the later chapters, the prophet realizes this condition of things (see Isaiah 13:19; Isaiah 14:4-6, 12-17; as well as the present passage).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Sit
שְׁבִ֥י (šə·ḇî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

in silence
דוּמָ֛ם (ḏū·mām)
Adverb
Strong's 1748: A silence, in silence, silently

and go
וּבֹ֥אִי (ū·ḇō·’î)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

into darkness,
בַחֹ֖שֶׁךְ (ḇa·ḥō·šeḵ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

O Daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1323: A daughter

of Chaldea.
כַּשְׂדִּ֑ים (kaś·dîm)
Noun - proper - masculine plural
Strong's 3778: Chaldeans -- a region of southern Babylon and its inhab

For
כִּ֣י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

you will no
לֹ֤א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

longer
תוֹסִ֙יפִי֙ (ṯō·w·sî·p̄î)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's 3254: To add, augment

be called
יִקְרְאוּ־ (yiq·rə·’ū-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the queen
גְּבֶ֖רֶת (gə·ḇe·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 1404: Lady, queen, mistress

of kingdoms.
מַמְלָכֽוֹת׃ (mam·lā·ḵō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4467: Kingdom, sovereignty, dominion, reign


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