3 For behold, the Lord, the Lord of hosts,
aTakes away from Jerusalem and from Judah
The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water;
2 cThe mighty man and the man of war,
The judge and the prophet,
And the diviner and the elder;
3 The captain of fifty and the 2honorable man,
The counselor and the skillful artisan,
And the expert enchanter.
And 4babes shall rule over them.
Every one by another and every one by his neighbor;
The child will be insolent toward the 5elder,
And the 6base toward the honorable.”
In the house of his father, saying,
“You have clothing;
You be our ruler,
And let these ruins be under your 7power,”
“I cannot cure your ills,
For in my house is neither food nor clothing;
Do not make me a ruler of the people.”
8 For eJerusalem stumbled,
And Judah is fallen,
Because their tongue and their doings
Are against the Lord,
To provoke the eyes of His glory.
And they declare their sin as fSodom;
They do not hide it.
Woe to their soul!
For they have brought evil upon themselves.
10 “Say to the righteous gthat it shall be well with them,
hFor they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
11 Woe to the wicked! iIt shall be ill with him,
For the reward of his hands shall be 8given him.
And women rule over them.
And destroy the way of your paths.”
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