Isaiah 3:1-17

3For now the Sovereign, the Lord of hosts, is taking away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and staff— all support of bread, and all support of water— 2warrior and soldier, judge and prophet, diviner and elder, 3captain of fifty and dignitary, counselor and skillful magician and expert enchanter. 4And I will make boys their princes, and babes shall rule over them. 5The people will be oppressed, everyone by another and everyone by a neighbor; the youth will be insolent to the elder, and the base to the honorable. 6Someone will even seize a relative, a member of the clan, saying, “You have a cloak; you shall be our leader, and this heap of ruins shall be under your rule.” 7But the other will cry out on that day, saying, “I will not be a healer; in my house there is neither bread nor cloak; you shall not make me leader of the people.” 8For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen, because their speech and their deeds are against the Lord, defying his glorious presence.

9The look on their faces bears witness against them; they proclaim their sin like Sodom, they do not hide it. Woe to them! For they have brought evil on themselves. 10Tell the innocent how fortunate they are, for they shall eat the fruit of their labors. 11Woe to the guilty! How unfortunate they are, for what their hands have done shall be done to them. 12My people—children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths. 13The Lord rises to argue his case; he stands to judge the peoples. 14The Lord enters into judgment with the elders and princes of his people: It is you who have devoured the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. 15What do you mean by crushing my people, by grinding the face of the poor? says the Lord God of hosts.

16The Lord said: Because the daughters of Zion are haughty and walk with outstretched necks, glancing wantonly with their eyes, mincing along as they go, tinkling with their feet; 17the Lord will afflict with scabs the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will lay bare their secret parts.

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