will take away from Jerusalem and from Judah
supply and support,
the whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water,
the judge, the prophet,
the diviner, the elder,
the counselor, the skilled craftsman, and the clever enchanter.
and capricious children will rule over them.
everyone by another and everyone by his neighbor.
The child will behave himself proudly against the old man,
and the base against the honorable.
in the house of his father, saying,
“You have clothing; you be our ruler,
and these ruins will be under your hand.”
“I will not be a healer,
for in my house is neither bread nor clothing.
You should not make me ruler of the people.”
They parade their sin like Sodom.
They do not hide it.
Woe to their soul!
For they have brought disaster upon themselves.
for they will eat the fruit of their deeds.
for the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him.
and women rule over them.
O my people, those who lead you cause you to err,
and destroy the way of your paths.
and stands to judge the peoples.
against the elders of his people and their leaders:
“It is you who have eaten up the vineyard.
The plunder you have taken from the poor is in your houses.
and grinding the faces of the poor?”
says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.Jerusalem’s Women Judged
“Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
and walk with outstretched necks
and flirting eyes,
walking and mincing as they go,
jingling the ornaments on their feet,
of the women of Zion,
and Yahweh will make their scalps bald.”
18In that day the Lord will take away their finery: the ankle bracelets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces,
19the earrings, the bracelets, the veils,
20the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms,
21the signet rings, the nose rings,
22the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses,
23the hand mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras and the shawls.
instead of a belt, a rope;
instead of well set hair, baldness;
instead of a robe, a wearing of sackcloth;
and branding instead of beauty.
and your mighty will fall in the war.
and she will be desolate, and sit on the ground.