God Will Remove the Leaders
1 For behold, the Lord GOD F24 of hosts is R101 going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah
Both supply F25 and support, the whole supply F25 of bread
And the whole supply F25 of water;
2 The R102 mighty man and the warrior,
The judge and the prophet,
The diviner and the elder,
3 The captain of fifty and the honorable man,
The counselor and the expert artisan,
And the skillful enchanter.
4 And I will make mere lads R103 their princes,
And capricious F26 children will rule over them,
5 And the people will be oppressed, R104
Each one by another, and each one by his neighbor; R105
The youth will storm against the elder
And the inferior against the honorable.
6 When a man lays R106 hold of his brother in his father's house, saying,
"You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler,
And these ruins will be under your charge," F27
7 He will protest F28 on that day, saying,
"I will not be your healer, R107 F29
For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;
You should not appoint me ruler of the people."
8 For Jerusalem R108 has stumbled and Judah has fallen,
Because their speech R109 F30 and their actions are against the LORD,
To rebel R110 against His F31 glorious presence.
9 The F32 expression of their faces bears witness against them,
And they display their sin like Sodom; R111
They do not even conceal it.
Woe to them! F33
For they have brought R112 evil on themselves.
10 Say to the righteous R113 that it will go well with them,
For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
11 Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him,
For what R114 F34 he deserves will be done to him.
12 O My people! Their oppressors are F35 children, R115
And women rule over them.
O My people! Those R116 who guide you lead you astray
And confuse the direction of your paths.
God Will Judge
13 The R117 LORD arises to contend,
And stands to judge the people.
14 The LORD enters R118 into judgment with the elders and princes of His people,
"It is you who have devoured R119 the vineyard;
The plunder R120 of the poor is in your houses.
15 "What do you mean by crushing R121 My people
And grinding the face of the poor?"
Declares the Lord GOD F36 of hosts.
Judah's Women Denounced
16 Moreover, the LORD said, "Because the daughters R122 of Zion are proud
And walk with heads F37 held high and seductive eyes,
And go along with mincing steps
And tinkle the bangles on their feet,
17 Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs,
And the LORD will make their foreheads bare." 18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, headbands, crescent R123 ornaments, 19 dangling earrings, bracelets, veils, 20 headdresses, R124 ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, amulets, 21 finger F38 rings, nose R125 rings, 22 festal robes, outer tunics, cloaks, money purses, 23 hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
24 Now it will come about that instead of sweet F39 perfume R126 there will be putrefaction;
Instead of a belt, a rope;
Instead of well-set R127 hair, a plucked-out R128 scalp;
Instead of fine clothes, a donning R129 of sackcloth;
And branding instead of beauty.
25 Your men will fall R130 by the sword
And your mighty F40 ones in battle.
26 And her gates R131 F41 will lament and mourn,
And deserted she will sit R132 on the ground.
F24: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
F25: Lit staff
F25: Lit staff
F25: Lit staff
F26: Lit arbitrary power will rule
F27: Lit hand
F28: Lit lift up his voice
F29: Lit binder of wounds
F30: Lit tongue
F31: Lit the eyes of His glory
F32: Or Their partiality bears
F33: Lit their soul
F34: Lit the dealing of his hands
F35: Or deal severely
F36: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
F37: Lit outstretched necks
F38: Or signet rings
F39: Or balsam oil
F40: Lit strength
F41: Lit entrances
R101: Leviticus 26:26; Isaiah 5:13; 9:20; Ezekiel 4:16
R102: 2 Kings 24:14; Isaiah 9:14,15; Ezekiel 17:12,13
R103: Ecclesiastes 10:16
R104: Micah 7:3-6
R105: Isaiah 9:19; Jeremiah 9:3-8
R106: Isaiah 4:1
R107: Ezekiel 34:4; Hosea 5:13
R108: Isaiah 1:7; 6:11
R109: Psalms 73:9-11; Isaiah 9:17; 59:3
R110: Isaiah 65:3
R111: Genesis 13:13; Isaiah 1:10-15
R112: Proverbs 8:36; 15:32; Romans 6:23
R113: Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Ecclesiastes 8:12; Isaiah 54:17
R114: Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Isaiah 65:6,7
R115: Isaiah 3:4
R116: Isaiah 9:16; 28:14,15
R117: Isaiah 66:16; Hosea 4:1; Micah 6:2
R118: Job 1:22:4; Psalms 143:2; Ezekiel 20:35,36
R119: Psalms 14:4; Micah 3:3
R120: Job 1:24:9,14; Psalms 10:9; Proverbs 30:14; Isaiah 10:1,2; Ezekiel 18:12; James 2:6
R121: Psalms 94:5
R122: Song of Solomon 3:11; Isaiah 3:16-4:1,4; 32:9-15
R123: Judges 8:21,26
R124: Exodus 39:28
R125: Genesis 24:47; Ezekiel 16:12
R126: Esther 2:12
R127: 1 Peter 3:3
R128: Isaiah 22:12; Ezekiel 27:31; Amos 8:10
R129: Isaiah 15:3; Lamentations 2:10
R130: Isaiah 1:20; 65:12
R131: Jeremiah 14:2; Lamentations 1:4
R132: Lamentations 2:10