You have cut short his youth, 1 and have covered him with shame. (Selah)
“Because 1 you violently slaughtered 2 your relatives, 3 the people of Jacob, 4 shame will cover you, and you will be destroyed 5 forever.
But Babylonia will be put to great shame. The land where you were born 1 will be disgraced. Indeed, 2 Babylonia will become the least important of all nations. It will become a dry and barren desert.
They will wear sackcloth, terror will cover them; shame will be on all their faces, and all of their heads will be shaved bald. 1
The Lord spoke 1 about Damascus. 2 “The people of Hamath and Arpad 3 will be dismayed because they have heard bad news. Their courage will melt away because of worry. Their hearts will not be able to rest. 4
When my enemies see this, they will be covered with shame. They say 1 to me, “Where is the Lord your God?” I will gloat over them. 2 Then they will be trampled down 3 like mud in the streets.
The mother who had seven children 1 will grow faint. All the breath will go out of her. 2 Her pride and joy will be taken from her in the prime of their life. It will seem as if the sun had set while it was still day. 3 She will suffer shame and humiliation. 4 I will cause any of them who are still left alive to be killed in war by the onslaughts of their enemies,” 5 says the Lord.