Isaiah 3 ©

1 The calamities coming upon Judah because of sin. 10 The different reward of the righteous and the wicked. 12 The oppression of the rulers. 16 The punishment of the women for their pride. 25 The general desolation.


FOR, abehold, 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,


bThe mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,


The captain of fifty, and 1the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the *cunning *artificer, and 2the eloquent orator.


And I will give cchildren to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.


dAnd the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the echild shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.


When a man shall ftake 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:


In that day shall he 3swear, saying, I will not be an 4healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.


For gJerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because htheir tongue and their doings are against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.


iThe shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. jWoe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.


kSay ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him : for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.


lWoe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him : for the reward of his hands shall be 5given him.


As for my people, mchildren are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, 6they which lead thee cause thee to err, and 7destroy the way of thy paths.


The nLORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.


The LORD owill enter into judgment with the *ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye phave 8eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses.


What mean ye that ye qbeat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.


¶Moreover the LORD saith, Because rthe daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and 9wanton eyes, walking and 10*mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:


Therefore the Lord will ssmite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will 11discover their secret parts.


In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their tinkling ornaments about their feet, and their 12cauls, and their tround *tires like the moon,


The 13chains, and the bracelets, and the 14*mufflers,


The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the 15*tablets, and the earrings,


The rings, and nose jewels,


The *changeable suits of *apparel, and the mantles, and the *wimples, and the *crisping pins,


The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.


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 ubaldness; and instead of a *stomacher va *girding of sackcloth; and burning instead of beauty.


wThy men shall fall by the sword, and thy 16mighty in the war.


And xher gates shall lament and mourn; and she being 17desolate shall ysit upon the ground.