3:1 For, look, the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah support and means of support, the whole support of bread, and the whole support of water;
3:2 the mighty man, and the man of war; the judge, and the prophet, and the fortune-teller, and the elder;
3:3 the captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counselor, and the expert artificer, and the expert charmer.
3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes will rule over them.
3:5 And the people will be oppressed, man against man, and a man by his fellow man: the child will behave himself proudly against the old man, and the base against the honorable.
3:6 When a man will take hold of his brother in the house of his father, [saying,] You have clothing, be our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand;
3:7 in that day he will lift up [his voice], saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: you+ will not make me ruler of the people.
3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
3:9 The expression of their face witnesses against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have done evil to themselves.
3:10 Say+ of the righteous, that [it will be] well [with him]; for they will eat the fruit of their doings.
3:11 Woe to the wicked! [It will be] ill [with him]; for what his hands have done will be done to him.
3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, and creditors rule over them. O my people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.
3:13 Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples.
3:14 Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and its princes: It is you+ who have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your+ houses:
3:15 what do you+ mean that you+ crush my people, and grind the face of the poor? says the Lord, Yahweh of hosts.
3:16 Moreover Yahweh said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet;
3:17 therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the top of the head of the daughters of Zion, and Yahweh will lay bare their secret parts.
3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, and the cauls, and the crescents;
3:19 the pendants, and the bracelets, and the mufflers;
3:20 the headtires, and the ankle chains, and the sashes, and the houses of the soul, and the amulets;
3:21 the rings, and the nose-jewels;
3:22 the festival robes, and the mantles, and the shawls, and the satchels;
3:23 the hand-mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the veils.
3:24 And it will come to pass, that instead of sweet spices there will be rottenness; and instead of a belt, a rope; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; branding instead of beauty.
3:25 Your men will fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.
3:26 And her gates will lament and mourn; and she will sit on the ground emptied.
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