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Isaiah 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Yahweh Will Judge Judah’s Leaders

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For behold, the Lord, Yahweh of hosts, is going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah

Both [fn]supply and support, the whole [fn]supply of bread

And the whole [fn]supply of water,

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The mighty man and the man of war,

The judge and the prophet,

The diviner and the elder,

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The commander of fifty and the [fn]highly respected man,

The counselor and the wise craftsman,

And the experienced enchanter.

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And I will make young men their princes,

And [fn]capricious children will rule over them,

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And the people will be oppressed,

Each one by another, and each one by his neighbor;

The youth will overwhelm the elder

And the dishonorable against the honorable.

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When a man grasps his brother in his father’s house, saying,

“You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler,

And these ruins will be under your hand,”

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He will [fn]protest on that day, saying,

“I will not be your [fn]healer,

For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;

You should not appoint me ruler of the people.”

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For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen,

Because their tongue and their deeds are against Yahweh,

To rebel against [fn]His glorious presence.

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[fn]The expression of their faces answers against them,

And they declare their sin like Sodom;

They do not even conceal it.

Woe to their soul!

For they have dealt out evil on themselves.

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Say to the righteous that it will go well with them,

For they will eat the fruit of their deeds.

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Woe to the wicked! It will go badly with him,

For [fn]what he has dealt out will be done to him.

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O My people! Their taskmasters [fn]are infants,

And women rule over them.

O My people! Those who guide you lead you astray

And swallow up the way of your paths.

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Yahweh takes His stand to contend,

And stands to judge the peoples.

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Yahweh enters into judgment with the elders of His people and His princes,

“It is you who have consumed the vineyard;

The plunder robbed of the afflicted is in your houses.

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“What do you mean by crushing My people

And grinding the face of the afflicted?”

Declares Lord Yahweh of hosts.

Yahweh Will Judge Zion’s Daughters

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Moreover, Yahweh said, “Because the daughters of Zion are haughty

And walk with outstretched necks and seductive eyes,

And go along with mincing steps

And tinkle the bangles on their feet,

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Therefore the Lord will smite the skull of the daughters of Zion with scabs,

And Yahweh will make their foreheads bare.”

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In that day the Lord will remove the beauty of their anklets, headbands, crescent ornaments,

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:19 - dangling earrings, bracelets, veils,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:20 - headdresses, ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, enchanted charms,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:21 - [fn]finger rings, nose rings,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:22 - festal robes, outer tunics, cloaks, money purses,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 3:23 - hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans, and shawls.
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Now it will be that instead of [fn]sweet perfume there will be the smell of rot;

Instead of a belt, a rope;

Instead of well-set hair, a plucked-out scalp;

Instead of fine clothes, a donning of sackcloth;

And branding instead of beauty.

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Your men will fall by the sword

And your [fn]mighty ones in battle.

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And her [fn]gates will lament and mourn,

And deserted she will sit on the ground.

LSB Footnotes
Lit staff
Lit staff
Lit staff
Lit one whose face is lifted up
Lit arbitrary power will rule
Lit lift up his voice
Lit binder of wounds
Lit the eyes of His glory
Or Their partiality
Lit the dealing of his hands
Or deal severely
Or signet rings
Or balsam oil
Lit strength
Lit entrances

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