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Isaiah Chapter 3 (Index)

001  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.

002  The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,

003  The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.

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

005  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.

006  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:

007  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.

008  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.

009  The show 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.

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

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

012  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.

013  The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

014  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.

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

016  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:

017  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.

018  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,

019  The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,

020  The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,

021  The rings, and nose jewels,

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

023  The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the veils.

024  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.

025  Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.

026  And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.