Chapter 3
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For, behold, the Domina, Yahweh of Armies, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah supply and support, the whole supply of bread, and the whole supply of water;
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the mighty woman, the woman of war, the judge, the prophetess, the diviner, the elder,
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the captain of fifty, the honorable woman, the counselor, the skilled craftswoman, and the clever enchanter.
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I will give girls to be their princesses, and children shall rule over them.
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The people will be oppressed, everyone by another, and everyone by her neighbor. The child will behave herself proudly against the old woman, and the base against the honorable.
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Indeed a woman shall take hold of her sister in the house of her mother, saying, "You have clothing, you be our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand."
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In that day she will cry out, saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing. You shall not make me ruler of the people.
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For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, to provoke the eyes of her glory.
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The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sodom. They don't hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves.
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Tell the righteous "Good!" For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
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Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them; for the deeds of her hands will be paid back to her.
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As for my people, children are their oppressors, and men rule over them. My people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.
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Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples.
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Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of her people, and their leaders: "It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The spoil of the poor is in your houses.
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What do you mean that you crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?" says the Domina, Yahweh of Armies.
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Moreover Yahweh said, "Because the sons of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking to trip as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet;
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therefore the Domina brings sores on the crown of the head of the men of Zion, and Yahweh will make their scalps bald."
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In that day the Domina will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces,
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the earrings, the bracelets, the veils,
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the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms,
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the signet rings, the nose rings,
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the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses,
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the hand mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras, and the shawls.
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It shall happen that instead of sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of well set hair, baldness; instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.
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Your women shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.
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His gates shall lament and mourn; and he shall be desolate and sit on the ground.