For behold, the LordaGOD of hosts1is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah Both bsupply and support, the wholecsupply of bread And the wholedsupply of water;
22The mightyman 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 expertartisan, And the skillfulenchanter.
And I will make mere 3lads their princes, And ecapriciouschildren will rule over them,
And the people will be 4oppressed, Eachone by another, and eachone by his 5neighbor; The youth will storm against the elder And the inferior against the honorable.
6When a man6layshold of his brother in his father'shouse, saying, "You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler, And theseruins will be under your fcharge,"
He will gprotest on that day, saying, "I will not be your h7healer, For in my housethere is neitherbreadnorcloak; You should not appoint me ruler of the people."
For 8Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, Because their i9speech and their actions are against the LORD, To 10rebel against jHis gloriouspresence.
9kThe expression of their facesbearswitness against them, And they display their sin like 11Sodom; They do not even conceal it. Woe to lthem! For they have 12broughtevil on themselves.
10Say to the 13righteous that it will go well with them, For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
11Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him, For m14what he deserves will be done to him.
O My people! Their oppressorsnare 15children, And womenrule over them. O My people! 16Those who guide you lead you astray And confuse the direction of your paths.
1317The LORDarises to contend, And stands to judge the people.
The LORD18enters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people, "It is you who have 19devoured the vineyard; The 20plunder of the poor is in your houses.
15"What do you mean by 21crushing My people And grinding the face of the poor?" Declares the LordoGOD of hosts.
Moreover, the LORDsaid, "Because the 22daughters of Zion are proud And walk with pheadsheldhigh and seductiveeyes, And go along with mincingsteps 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 foreheadsbare."
In that day the Lord will takeaway the beauty of their anklets, headbands, 23crescentornaments,
19danglingearrings, bracelets, veils,
2024headdresses, anklechains, sashes, perfumeboxes, amulets,
22festalrobes, outertunics, cloaks, moneypurses,
23handmirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
Now it will come about that instead of rsweet26perfume there will be putrefaction; Instead of a belt, a rope; Instead of 27well-sethair, a 28plucked-outscalp; Instead of fineclothes, a 29donning of sackcloth; And brandinginstead of beauty.
Your men will 30fall by the sword And your smightyones in battle.
And her t31gates will lament and mourn, And deserted she will 32sit on the ground.