See now, the Lord, the LORD Almighty, is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah both supply and support:1 all supplies of food2 and all supplies of water,32
the hero and warrior,4 the judge and prophet, the soothsayer5 and elder,63
the captain of fifty7 and man of rank,8 the counselor, skilled craftsman9 and clever enchanter.104
I will make boys their officials; mere children will govern them.115
People will oppress each other-- man against man, neighbor against neighbor.12 The young will rise up against the old, the base against the honorable.
A man will seize one of his brothers at his father's home, and say, "You have a cloak, you be our leader; take charge of this heap of ruins!"
But in that day13 he will cry out, "I have no remedy.14 I have no food15 or clothing in my house; do not make me the leader of the people."168
Jerusalem staggers, Judah is falling;17 their words18 and deeds19 are against the LORD, defying20 his glorious presence.