For behold, the Lord GOD of hosts ais going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah Both supply and support, the whole supply of bread And the whole supply of water;
aThe mighty man and the warrior, The judge and the prophet, The diviner and the elder,
The captain of fifty and the honorable man, The counselor and the expert artisan, And the skillful enchanter.
And I will make mere alads their princes, And capricious children will rule over them,
And the people will be aoppressed, Each one by another, and each one by his bneighbor; The youth will storm against the elder And the inferior against the honorable.
When a man alays hold of his brother in his father's house, saying, "You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler, And these ruins will be under your charge,"
He will protest on that day, saying, "I will not be your ahealer, For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak; You should not appoint me ruler of the people."
For aJerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, Because their bspeech and their actions are against the Lord, To crebel against His glorious presence.
The expression of their faces bears witness against them, And they display their sin like aSodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to them! For they have bbrought evil on themselves.
Say to the arighteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For awhat he deserves will be done to him.
O My people! Their oppressors are achildren, And women rule over them. O My people! bThose who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.
aThe Lord arises to contend, And stands to judge the people.
The Lord aenters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, "It is you who have bdevoured the vineyard; The cplunder of the poor is in your houses.
"What do you mean by acrushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?" Declares the Lord GOD of hosts.
Moreover, the Lord said, "Because the adaughters of Zion are proud And walk with heads held high and seductive eyes, And go along with mincing steps And tinkle the bangles on their feet,
Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs, And the Lord will make their foreheads bare."
In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, headbands, acrescent ornaments,
dangling earrings, bracelets, veils,
aheaddresses, ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, amulets,
finger rings, anose rings,
festal robes, outer tunics, cloaks, money purses,
hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
Now it will come about that instead of sweet aperfume there will be putrefaction; Instead of a belt, a rope; Instead of bwell-set hair, a cplucked-out scalp; Instead of fine clothes, a ddonning of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty.
Your men will afall by the sword And your mighty ones in battle.
And her agates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will bsit on the ground.