13 You are worn out with your many consultations.
So let them stand and save you—
the astrologers,[a] who observe the stars,(A)
who predict monthly
what will happen to you.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 47:13 Lit dividers of the heavens

Because of the continual prostitution of the prostitute,
the attractive mistress of sorcery,
who betrays nations by her prostitution
and clans by her witchcraft,(A)

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23 the light of a lamp
will never shine in you again;
and the voice of a groom and bride
will never be heard in you again.(A)
All this will happen
because your merchants
were the nobility of the earth,
because all the nations were deceived
by your sorcery,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 18:23 Ancient sorcery or witchcraft often used spells and drugs. Here the term may be non-literal, that is, Babylon drugged the nations with her beauty and power.

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