4 Israel: Our Savior, our hero—the Eternal, Commander of heavenly armies,
by name—is the Holy One of Israel!
5 So you’d best go quietly, Babylon, daughter of the Chaldeans.
Slink off into the dark. No one will ever again call you Queen of All Lands.
6 Eternal One: Some time ago, I got fed up with My people.
I left My heritage to you, let you defeat them and take them away.
But you showed no mercy, abused and denigrated them;
you even made the elderly suffer beneath your heavy burden.
New International Version
5 “Sit in silence,(E) go into darkness,(F)
queen city of the Babylonians;(G)
no more will you be called
queen(H) of kingdoms.(I)
6 I was angry(J) with my people
and desecrated my inheritance;(K)
I gave them into your hand,(L)
and you showed them no mercy.(M)
Even on the aged
you laid a very heavy yoke.