3 See now, the Lord,
the Lord Almighty,
is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah
both supply and support:c
2 the hero and the warrior,f
the judge and the prophet,
children will rule over them.”m
man against man, neighbor against neighbor.n
The young will rise up against the old,
the nobody against the honored.
in his father’s house, and say,
“You have a cloak, you be our leader;
take charge of this heap of ruins!”
7 But in that dayo he will cry out,
“I have no remedy.p
I have no foodq or clothing in my house;
do not make me the leader of the people.”r
Judah is falling;s
defyingv his glorious presence.
9 The look on their faces testifiesw against them;
they parade their sin like Sodom;x
they do not hide it.
Woe to them!
They have brought disastery upon themselves.
10 Tell the righteous it will be wellz with them,
for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.a
11 Woe to the wicked!b
Disasterc is upon them!
They will be paid backd
for what their hands have done.e
12 Youthsf oppress my people,
women rule over them.
My people, your guides lead you astray;g
they turn you from the path.
13 The Lord takes his place in court;h
he rises to judgei the people.
14 The Lord enters into judgmentj
against the elders and leaders of his people:
“It is you who have ruined my vineyard;
15 What do you mean by crushing my peoplem
declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.p
“The women of Zionq are haughty,
walking along with outstretched necks,r
flirting with their eyes,
strutting along with swaying hips,
with ornaments jingling on their ankles.
the Lord will make their scalps bald.s”
18 In that dayt the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces,u 19 the earrings and braceletsv and veils,w 20 the headdressesx and anklets and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms, 21 the signet rings and nose rings,y 22 the fine robes and the capes and cloaks,z the purses 23 and mirrors, and the linen garmentsa and tiarasb and shawls.
instead of a sash,e a rope;
instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;f
instead of fine clothing, sackcloth;g
25 Your men will fall by the sword,j
your warriors in battle.k
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