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3 For, behold, athe Lord, the Lord of hosts,

bDoth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah cthe stay and the staff,

The whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,

dThe mighty man, and the man of war,

The judge, and the prophet, and ethe prudent, and the ancient,

The captain of fifty, and the honourable man,

And the counseller, and fthe cunning artificer, and the ||eloquent orator.

And hI will give children to be their princes,

And ibabes shall rule over them.

And the people shall be joppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour:

The child shall kbehave himself proudly against the ancient,

And the base against the honourable.

When la man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, saying,

Thou hast clothing, be thou our mruler,

And let this nruin be under thy hand:

oIn 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 mruler of the people.

For Jerusalem nis ruined, and Judah is fallen:

Because their tongue and their doings are against the Lord,

pTo provoke the eyes of his glory.

The shew of their countenance doth witness against them;

And they qdeclare their sin ras Sodom, they hide it not.

Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.

10  Say ye to the righteous, sthat it shall be twell with him:

For uthey shall eat the fruit of their doings.

11  Woe unto the wicked! vit shall be ill with him:

For wthe reward of his hands shall be given him.

12  As for my people, hchildren are their joppressors,

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 xstandeth up yto plead,

And standeth to judge the people.

14  The Lord zwill enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof:

For ye have ||eaten up athe vineyard;

The spoil of the poor is in your houses.

15  What mean ye that ye bbeat my people to pieces,

And grind the faces of the poor?

Saith the Lord God of hosts.

16  Moreover the Lord saith,

cBecause dthe daughters of Zion are haughty,

And walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes,

Walking and ||mincing as they go,

And emaking a tinkling with their feet:

17  Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of dthe daughters of Zion,

And the Lord will fdiscover their secret parts.

18  gIn that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their etinkling ornaments about their feet,

And htheir ||cauls, and their iround tires like the moon,

19  The ||chains, and the bracelets, and the ||mufflers,

20  kThe bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and lthe headbands,

And the tablets, and mthe earrings,

21  nThe rings, and onose jewels,

22  pThe changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles,

And qthe wimples, and rthe crisping pins,

23  rrThe glasses, and sthe fine linen,

And tthe hoods, and uthe vails.

24  And it shall come to pass, that vinstead of sweet smell there shall be wstink;

And instead of a girdle a rent;

And instead of hwell set hair vxbaldness;

And instead of a stomacher ya girding of sackcloth;

And burning zinstead of beauty.

25  Thy men shall fall by the sword,

And thy mighty in the war.

26  And aher gates shall blament and mourn;

And she being ||desolate cshall sit upon the ground.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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