3 For behold, the sLord God of hosts
support and supply,1
all tsupport of bread,
2 uthe mighty man and the soldier,
4 vAnd I will make boys their princes,
and infants2 shall rule over them.
5 wAnd the people will oppress one another,
6 For xa man will take hold of his brother
because their zspeech and their deeds are against the Lord,
they proclaim their sin blike Sodom;
cFor they have brought evil on themselves.
10 dTell the righteous that it shall be well with them,
efor they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
11 fWoe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him,
12 My people—ginfants are their oppressors,
O my people, hyour guides mislead you
and they have swallowed up5 the course of your paths.
13 The Lord ihas taken his place to contend;
with the jelders and princes of his people:
lthe spoil of the poor is in your houses.
15 What do you mean by mcrushing my people,
ptinkling with their feet,
17 therefore the Lord qwill strike with a scab
the heads of othe daughters of Zion,
18 In that day the Lord will take away rthe finery of the anklets, the sheadbands, and the tcrescents; 19 the pendants, the bracelets, and the scarves; 20 the uheaddresses, the armlets, the sashes, the perfume boxes, and the amulets; 21 the signet rings and vnose rings; 22 the wfestal robes, the mantles, the cloaks, and the handbags; 23 the mirrors, the linen garments, the turbans, and the veils.
24 Instead of xperfume there will be rottenness;
and instead of a ybelt, a rope;
and instead of a rich robe, a bskirt of sackcloth;
and cbranding instead of beauty.
26 And dher gates shall lament and mourn;
empty, she shall esit on the ground.