|1||For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,||stay|
|2||The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,|
|3||The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.||eloquent orator|
|4||And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.||babes|
|5||And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.|
|6||When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying, Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand:|
|7||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.|
For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah
is fallen: because their tongue and their doings are against the
LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
|9||The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.||their sin as Sodom|
|10||Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.|
the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his
hands shall be given him.
|12||As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.|
|13||The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.|
|14||The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.|
What mean ye that
ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the
LORD GOD of hosts.
|16||Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:|
|17||Therefore the LORD will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.||daughters of Zion|
|18||In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their cauls, and their round tires like the moon,||cauls|
|19||The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,|
|20||The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,|
|21||The rings, and nose jewels,|
|22||The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,||crisping pins|
|23||The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.|
|24||And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.|
|25||Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.|
And her gates shall lament and
mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
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