For behold the sovereign Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem, and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water.
The strong man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet and the cunning man, and the ancient.
The captain over fifty, and the honourable in countenance, and the counsellor, and the architect, and the skilful in eloquent speech.
And I will give children to be their princes, and the effeminate shall rule over them.
And the people shall rush one upon another, and every man against his neighbour: the child shall make a tumult against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
For a man shall take hold of his brother, one of the house of his father, saying: Thou hast a garment, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand.
In that day he shall answer, saying: I am no healer, and in my house there is no bread, nor clothing: make me not ruler of the people.
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Juda is fallen: because their tongue, and their devices are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his majesty.
The shew of their countenance hath answered them: and they have proclaimed abroad their sin as Sodom, and they have not hid it: woe to their souls, for evils are rendered to them.
Say to the just man that it is well, for he shall eat the fruit of his doings.
Woe to the wicked unto evil: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
As for my people, their oppressors have stripped them, and women have ruled over them. O my people, they that call thee blessed, the same deceive thee, and destroy the way of thy steps.
The Lord standeth up to judge, and he standeth to judge the people.
The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and its princes: for you have devoured the vineyard, and the spoil of the poor is in your house.
Why do you consume my people, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord the God of hosts.
And the Lord said: Because the daughters of Sion are haughty, and have walked with stretched out necks, and wanton glances of their eyes, and made a noise as they walked with their feet and moved in a set pace:
The Lord will make bald the crown of the head of the daughters of Sion, and the Lord will discover their hair.
In that day the Lord will take away the ornaments of shoes, and little moons,
And chains and necklaces, and bracelets, and bonnets,
And bodkins, and ornaments of the legs, and tablets, and sweet balls, and earrings,
And rings, and jewels hanging on the forehead,
And changes of apparel, and short cloaks, and fine linen, and crisping pins,
And lookingglasses, and lawns, and headbands, and fine veils.
And instead of a sweet smell there shall be stench, and instead of a girdle, a cord, and instead of curled hair, baldness, and instead of a stomacher, haircloth.
Thy fairest men also shall fall by the sword, and thy valiant ones in battle.
And her gates shall lament and mourn, and she shall sit desolate on the ground.
And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying: We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name, take away our reproach.
In that day the bud of the Lord shall be in magnificence and glory, and the fruit of the earth shall be high, and a great joy to them that shall have escaped of Israel.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that shall be left in Sion, and that shall remain in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, every one that is written in life in Jerusalem.
If the Lord shall wash away the filth of the daughters of Sion, and shall wash away the blood of Jerusalem out of the midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
And the Lord will create upon every place of mount Sion, and where he is called upon, a cloud by day, and a smoke and the brightness of a flaming fire in the night: for over all the glory shall be a protection.
And there shall be a tabernacle for a shade in the daytime from the heat, and for a security and covert from the whirlwind, and from rain.
Brethren, and if a man be overtaken in any fault, you, who are spiritual, instruct such a one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Bear ye one another’s burdens: and so you shall fulfil the law of Christ.
For if any man think himself to be some thing, whereas he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
But let every one prove his own work: and so he shall have glory in himself only and not in another.
For every one shall bear his own burden.
And let him that is instructed in the word communicate to him that instructeth him, in all good things.
Be not deceived: God is not mocked.
For what things a man shall sow, those also shall he reap. For he that soweth in his flesh of the flesh also shall reap corruption. But he that soweth in the spirit of the spirit shall reap life everlasting.
And in doing good, let us not fail. For in due time we shall reap, not failing.
Therefore, whilst we have time, let us work good to all men, but especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
See what a letter I have written to you with my own hand.
For as many as desire to please in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised, only that they may not suffer the persecution of the cross of Christ.
For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law: but they will have you to be circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ: by whom the world is crucified to me, and I to the world.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision: but a new creature.
And whosoever shall follow this rule, peace on them and mercy: and upon the Israel of God.
From henceforth let no man be troublesome to me: for I bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in my body.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.