3 Note this: The Lord God of Armies
is about to remove from Jerusalem and from Judah
every kind of security:
the entire supply of bread and water,
2 heroes and warriors,w
judges and prophets,
fortune-tellers and elders,
4 “I will make youths their leaders,x
and unstable rulersG will govern them.”
5 The people will oppress one another,y
man against man, neighbor against neighbor;
the young will act arrogantly toward the old,
and the worthless toward the honorable.
in his father’s house, saying:
“You have a cloak—you be our leader!
This heap of rubble will be under your control.”
“I’m not a healer.
I don’t even have food or clothing in my house.
Don’t make me the leader of the people!”
and Judah has fallen
because they have spoken and acted against the Lord,z
defying his glorious presence.a
and like Sodom,b they flaunt their sin;
they do not conceal it.
Woe to them,
for they have brought disaster on themselves.c
for they will eat the fruit of their labor.
for what they have done will be done to them.
12 Youths oppress my people,d
and women rule over them.
My people, your leaders mislead you;
they confuse the direction of your paths.e
and stands to judge the people.f
against the elders and leaders of his people:g
“You have devastated the vineyard.
The plunder from the poor is in your houses.h
and grind the faces of the poor?”
This is the declaration
of the Lord God of Armies.
16 The Lord also says:
Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,i
walking with heads held high
and seductive eyes,
jingling their ankle bracelets,
of the daughters of Zion,
and the Lord will shave their foreheads bare.
18 On that dayj the Lord will strip their finery: ankle bracelets, headbands, crescents,k 19 pendants, bracelets, veils, 20 headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets,l 21 signet rings, nose rings,m 22 festive robes, capes, cloaks, purses, 23 garments, linen clothes, turbans, and shawls.
instead of a belt, a rope;
instead of fine clothes, sackcloth;p
instead of beauty, branding.A
your warriors in battle.
26 Then her gatesq will lament and mourn;
deserted, she will sit on the ground.r
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