“And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, will be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah. It will never be inhabited” (Isaiah 13:19-20 NKJV).

Isaiah prophesied that while Babylon would soon take Israel captive, the day would soon follow when Babylon would be overthrown by God. The judgment of God against Babylon would be like it was against “Sodom and Gomorrah,” for He would make it uninhabitable. This prophecy must have been hard to believe as Babylon was considered to be one of the greatest cities on earth. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Yet, Isaiah’s prophecy came true. Today, the ruins of Babylon lie in the desert South of Baghdad in Iraq. They have been uninhabited for generations just as the Bible predicted.