Isaiah 3 ESV

Judgment on Judah and Jerusalem

1 For behold, the 1Lord GOD of hosts is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and supply,a all 2support of bread, and all support of water;

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2 3the mighty man and the soldier, the judge and the prophet, the diviner and the elder,

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3 the captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms.
4 4And I will make boys their princes, and infantsb shall rule over them.

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    • i 3:4 - Or caprice
      5 5And the people will oppress one another, every one his fellow and every one his neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the despised to the honorable.

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      6 For 6a man will take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying: "You have a cloak; you shall be our leader, and this heap of ruins shall be under your rule";

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      7 in that day he will speak out, saying: "I will not be a 7healer;c in my house there is neither bread nor cloak; you shall not make me leader of the people."

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        • j 3:7 - Hebrew binder of wounds
          8 For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, because their 8speech and their deeds are against the LORD, 9defying his glorious presence.d

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            • k 3:8 - Hebrew the eyes of his glory
              9 For the look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin 10like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! 11For they have brought evil on themselves.

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              10 12Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, 13for they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.

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              11 14Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, for what his hands have dealt out shall be done to him.

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              12 My people--15infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, 16your guides mislead you and they have swallowed upe the course of your paths.

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                • l 3:12 - Or they have confused
                  13 The LORD 17has taken his place to contend; he stands to judge peoples.

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                  14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the 18elders and princes of his people: "It is you who 19have devouredf the vineyard, 20the spoil of the poor is in your houses.

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                    • m 3:14 - Or grazed over; compare Exodus 22:5
                      15 What do you mean by 21crushing my people, by grinding the face of the poor?" declares the Lord GOD of hosts.

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                      16 The LORD said: 22Because 23the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes, mincing along as they go, 24tinkling with their feet,

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                          17 therefore the Lord 25will strike with a scab the heads of 26the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will lay bare their secret parts.

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                              18 In that day the Lord will take away 27the finery of the anklets, the 28headbands, and the 29crescents;

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                                  19 the pendants, the bracelets, and the scarves;
                                  20 the 30headdresses, the armlets, the sashes, the perfume boxes, and the amulets;

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                                  21 the signet rings and 31nose rings;

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                                  22 the 32festal robes, the mantles, the cloaks, and the handbags;

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                                  23 the mirrors, the linen garments, the turbans, and the veils.
                                  24 Instead of 33perfume there will be rottenness; and instead of a 34belt, a rope; and instead of 35well-set hair, 36baldness; and instead of a rich robe, a 37skirt of sackcloth; and 38branding instead of beauty.

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                                  25 Your men shall fall by the sword and your mighty men in battle.
                                  26 And 39her gates shall lament and mourn; empty, she shall 40sit on the ground.

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