The LORD says, “Beautiful Zion is haughty: craning her elegant neck, flirting with her eyes, walking with dainty steps, tinkling her ankle bracelets.
So the Lord will send scabs on her head; the LORD will make beautiful Zion bald.”
On that day of judgment the Lord will strip away everything that makes her beautiful: ornaments, headbands, crescent necklaces,
earrings, bracelets, and veils;
scarves, ankle bracelets, sashes, perfumes, and charms;
party clothes, gowns, capes, and purses;
mirrors, fine linen garments, head ornaments, and shawls.
Instead of smelling of sweet perfume, she will stink. She will wear a rope for a sash, and her elegant hair will fall out. She will wear rough burlap instead of rich robes. Shame will replace her beauty.
The men of the city will be killed with the sword, and her warriors will die in battle.
The gates of Zion will weep and mourn. The city will be like a ravaged woman, huddled on the ground.