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Therefore are my loins [mothen] filled [male'] with pain [chalchalah]: pangs [tsiyr] have taken
hold ['achaz] upon me, as the pangs [tsiyr] of a woman that travaileth [yalad]: I was bowed down [`avah]
at the hearing [shama`] of it; I was dismayed [bahal] at the seeing [ra'ah] of
3 For this reason my loins are full of anguish; Pains have seized me
like the pains of a woman in labor. I am so bewildered I cannot hear, so
terrified I cannot see. NASB
Babylon represents the state of the entire world when the final days of history finally arrive. Here is a brief description of the horrors of judgment, far beyond anything that has ever struck humanity in all of human history.
Using a description of a child birth that has gone bad, Isaiah describes a birth that is a normal event, something that has occurred routinely innumerable times throughout history, but now the mother is alone and helpless, with everything that can go wrong, goes wrong. There is no help, no one to turn to, no assistance, no relief, nothing.
And the pains and anguish never subside. They only get worse.
Bowed down at the hearing and dismayed at the seeing, describes one who is unable to hear or see, not because it was beyond perception, but because the individual refused to see or hear. The eyes are darkened, the ears are closed.
The calamity is so great, the prior knowledge of its coming is so overwhelming, that accepting it is refused, believing it is denied.
This is the spiritual state of the world in the very end. A destination that the current world is heading straight for through indifference.
Evil always increases directly proportional with the magnitude of indifference and apathy. The magnitude of judgment always matches the magnitude of the evil. Extreme judgment means extreme evil. Extreme evil means extreme indifference. Extreme indifference always matches extreme unwillingness to see or hear truth.
What happens at the end, childbirth, always follows prior knowledge long before its coming, conception and pregnancy.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.