Babylon hammered the whole world to pieces. But see how that ‘hammer’ has been broken and shattered!
“See how Babylon
How the warriors have fallen! The weapons of war
How the people of Esau
Oh, how shattered Moab will be! Oh, how her people will wail! Oh, how she will turn away
How can I give you up,
How desolate they become in a mere moment! Terrifying judgments make their demise complete!
How can we sing a song to the Lord in a foreign land?
And you will say, “How I hated discipline! My heart spurned reproof!
How can you men of Moab say, ‘We are heroes, men who are mighty in battle?’
How deserted will that once-famous city
David replied to him, “How is it that you were not afraid to reach out your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”
How the warriors have fallen in the midst of battle! Jonathan lies slain on your high places!
David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, “How will the ark of the Lord ever come to me?”
For the music director; by David. In the Lord I have taken shelter.
Furthermore, if two lie down together, they can keep each other warm, but how can one person keep warm by himself?
you will taunt the king of Babylon with these words:
Look how you have fallen from the sky, O shining one, son of the dawn!
For my sake alone