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3 Observe this: The Lord God of * Hosts
is about to remove from Jerusalem and from Judah
every kind of security:
the entire supply of bread and water,
2 the hero and warrior, z
the judge and prophet,
the fortune-teller and elder,
4 “I will make youths their leaders, c
and the unstable d will govern them.”
5 The people will oppress one another, e
man against man, neighbor against neighbor;
the youth will act arrogantly toward the elder,
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, f
defying His glorious presence. g
and like Sodom, h they flaunt their sin.
They do not conceal it.
Woe to them,
for they have brought evil on themselves. i
for they will eat the fruit of their labor.
for what they have done will be done to them.
12 Youths oppress My people, j
and women rule over them.
My people, your leaders mislead you;
they confuse the direction of your paths. k
and stands to judge the people. l
against the elders and leaders of His people: m
“You have devastated the vineyard.
The plunder from the poor is in your houses. n
and grind the faces of the poor?”
This is the declaration
of the Lord God of Hosts.
16 The Lord also says:
walking with heads held high
and seductive eyes,
going along with prancing steps,
jingling their ankle bracelets,
of the daughters of Zion,
and the Lord will shave their foreheads bare.
18 On that day p the Lord will strip their finery: ankle bracelets, headbands, crescents, q 19 pendants, bracelets, veils, 20 headdresses, ankle jewelry, sashes, perfume bottles, amulets, r 21 signet rings, nose rings, s 22 festive robes, capes, cloaks, purses, 23 garments, linen clothes, turbans, and veils.
instead of a belt, a rope;
instead of beauty, branding. w
your warriors in battle.
26 Then her gates x will lament and mourn;
deserted, she will sit on the ground. y
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