Isaiah 3:7

Overview - Isaiah 3
The great calamities which come by sin.
10 The different reward of the righteous and wicked.
12 The oppression and covetousness of the rulers.
16 The judgments which shall be for the pride of the women.
25 The general desolation.
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Isaiah 3:7  (King James Version)
In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.

Hebrew lift up the hand.
Genesis 14:22 ; Deuteronomy 32:40 ; Revelation 10:5 Revelation 10:6

Hebrew binder up.
58:12 Jeremiah 14:19 ; Lamentations 2:13 ; Hosea 5:13 ; 6:1

neither bread
Princes and great men in the East, as Sir J. Chardin testifies, are obliged to have a great stock of clothes in readiness for presents on all occasions; and a great quantity of provisions for the table is equally necessary, (see 1 ; Ki 4:22 23
Nehemiah 5:17 ,18.) Hence the person desired to
undertake the government, alleges as an excuse that he is not able to support the dignity of his station.