Your wise men will be put to shame. They will be dumbfounded and be brought to judgment. 1 Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what wisdom do they really have?
Be distressed, 1 farmers; wail, vinedressers, over the wheat and the barley. For the harvest of the field has perished.
Just as a thief has to suffer dishonor when he is caught, so the people of Israel 1 will suffer dishonor for what they have done. 2 So will their kings and officials, their priests and their prophets.
Are they ashamed because they have done such shameful things? No, they are not at all ashamed. They do not even know how to blush! So they will die, just like others have died. 1 They will be brought to ruin when I punish them,” says the Lord.
“Announce 1 the news among the nations! Proclaim it! Signal for people to pay attention! 2 Declare the news! Do not hide it! Say: ‘Babylon will be captured. Bel 3 will be put to shame. Marduk will be dismayed. Babylon’s idols will be put to shame. Her disgusting images 4 will be dismayed. 5