Isaiah 3
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1For behold, the Lord, YHWH of Hosts, "" Is turning aside from Jerusalem and from Judah "" [Both] stay and staff: Every stay of bread and every stay of water;

2Mighty and man of war, judge and prophet, "" And diviner and elderly,

3Head of fifty, and accepted of faces, "" And counselor, and wise craftsmen, "" And discerning charmer.

4And I have made youths their heads, "" And sucklings rule over them.

5And the people has exacted—man on man, "" Even a man on his neighbor, "" The youths enlarge themselves against the aged, "" And the lightly esteemed against the honored.

6When one lays hold on his brother, "" Of the house of his father, [by] the garment, “Come, you are a ruler to us, "" And this ruin [is] under your hand.”

7He lifts up, in that day, saying, “I am not a binder up, "" And in my house is neither bread nor garment, "" You do not make me a ruler of the people.”

8For Jerusalem has stumbled, and Judah has fallen, "" For their tongue and their doings [are] against YHWH, "" To provoke the eyes of His glory.

9The appearance of their faces witnessed against them, "" And their sin, as Sodom, they declared, "" They have not hidden! Woe to their soul, "" For they have done evil to themselves.

10Say to the righteous that [it is] good, "" Because they eat the fruit of their doings.

11Woe to the wicked—evil, "" Because the deed of his hand is done to him.

12My people—its exactors [are] sucklings, "" And women have ruled over it. My people—your eulogists are causing to err, "" And the way of your paths swallowed up.

13YHWH has stood up to plead, "" And He is standing to judge the peoples.

14YHWH enters into judgment "" With [the] elderly of His people, and its heads: “And you, you have consumed the vineyard, "" Plunder of the poor [is] in your houses.

15Why? Why do you [do this]? You bruise My people, "" And you grind the faces of the poor.” A declaration of the Lord, YHWH of Hosts, "" And YHWH says:

16“Because that daughters of Zion have been haughty, "" And they walk stretching out the neck, "" And deceiving [with] the eyes, "" They go walking and mincing, "" And they make a jingling with their feet,

17The Lord has also scabbed "" The crown of the head of daughters of Zion, "" And YHWH exposes their simplicity.

18In that day the Lord turns aside "" The beauty of the jingling ornaments, "" And of the embroidered works, "" And of the crescents, 19Of the pendants, and the bracelets, and the veils, 20Of the headdresses, and the ornaments of the legs, "" And of the bands, "" And of the perfume boxes, and the amulets, 21Of the seals, and of the nose-rings, 22Of the costly apparel, and of the mantles, "" And of the coverings, and of the purses, 23Of the mirrors, and of the linen garments, "" And of the hoods, and of the veils,

24And it has been, instead of spice is muck, "" And instead of a girdle, a rope, "" And instead of curled work, baldness, "" And instead of a stomacher a girdle of sackcloth.

25For instead of glory, your men fall by sword, "" And your might in battle.

26And her openings have lamented and mourned, "" Indeed, she has been emptied, she sits on the earth!”

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