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Isaiah 3 (WEBP)

[1] For, behold,§ the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah supply and support, the whole supply of bread, and the whole supply of water;
[2] the mighty man, the man of war, the judge, the prophet, the diviner, the elder,
[3] the captain of fifty, the honorable man, the counselor, the skilled craftsman, and the clever enchanter.
[4] I will give boys to be their princes, and children shall rule over them.
[5] The people will be oppressed, everyone by another, and everyone by his neighbor. The child will behave himself proudly against the old man, and the wicked against the honorable.
[6] Indeed a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying, “You have clothing, you be our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand.”
[7] In that day he 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.”
[8] For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
[9] 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.
[10] Tell the righteous that it will be well with them, for they will eat the fruit of their deeds.
[11] Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them, for the deeds of their hands will be paid back to them.
[12] As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. My people, those who lead you cause you to err, and destroy the way of your paths.
[13] Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples.
[14] Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of his people and their leaders: “It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The plunder of the poor is in your houses.
[15] What do you mean that you crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?” says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
[16] Moreover Yahweh said, “Because the daughters of Zion are arrogant, and walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, walking daintily as they go, jingling ornaments on their feet;
[17] therefore the Lord brings sores on the crown of the head of the women of Zion, and Yahweh will make their scalps bald.”
[18] In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces,
[19] the earrings, the bracelets, the veils,
[20] the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume containers, the charms,
[21] the signet rings, the nose rings,
[22] the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses,
[23] the hand mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras, and the shawls.
[24] 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 wearing of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.
[25] Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.
[26] Her gates shall lament and mourn. She shall be desolate and sit on the ground.

Isaiah 3:1 “Behold”, from “הִנֵּה”, means look at, take notice, observe, see, or gaze at. It is often used as an interjection.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Isaiah 3 (KJVS)

[1] For, behold, the Lord H113, the LORD H3068 of hosts H6635, doth take away H5493 (8688) from Jerusalem H3389 and from Judah H3063 the stay H4937 and the staff H4938, the whole stay H4937 of bread H3899, and the whole H3605 stay H4937 of water H4325,
[2] The mighty man H1368, and the man H376 of war H4421, the judge H8199 (8802), and the prophet H5030, and the prudent H7080 (8802), and the ancient H2205,
[3] The captain H8269 of fifty H2572, and the honourable H5375 (8803) man H6440, and the counsellor H3289 (8802), and the cunning H2450 artificer H2791, and the eloquent H995 (8737) orator H3908.
[4] And I will give H5414 (8804) children H5288 [to be] their princes H8269, and babes H8586 shall rule H4910 (8799) over them.
[5] And the people H5971 shall be oppressed H5065 (8738), every one H376 by another H376, and every one H376 by his neighbour H7453: the child H5288 shall behave himself proudly H7292 (8799) against the ancient H2205, and the base H7034 (8737) against the honourable H3513 (8737).
[6] When a man H376 shall take hold H8610 (8799) of his brother H251 of the house H1004 of his father H1, [saying], Thou hast clothing H8071, be thou our ruler H7101, and [let] this ruin H4384 [be] under thy hand H3027:
[7] In that day H3117 shall he swear H5375 (8799), saying H559 (8800), I will not be an healer H2280 (8802); for in my house H1004 [is] neither bread H3899 nor clothing H8071: make H7760 (8799) me not a ruler H7101 of the people H5971.
[8] For Jerusalem H3389 is ruined H3782 (8804), and Judah H3063 is fallen H5307 (8804): because their tongue H3956 and their doings H4611 [are] against the LORD H3068, to provoke H4784 (8687) the eyes H5869 of his glory H3519.
[9] The shew H1971 of their countenance H6440 doth witness against them H6030 (8804); and they declare H5046 (8689) their sin H2403 as Sodom H5467, they hide H3582 (8765) [it] not. Woe H188 unto their soul H5315! for they have rewarded H1580 (8804) evil H7451 unto themselves.
[10] Say H559 (8798) ye to the righteous H6662, that [it shall be] well H2896 [with him]: for they shall eat H398 (8799) the fruit H6529 of their doings H4611.
[11] Woe H188 unto the wicked H7563! [it shall be] ill H7451 [with him]: for the reward H1576 of his hands H3027 shall be given H6213 (8735) him.
[12] [As for] my people H5971, children H5953 (8781) [are] their oppressors H5065 (8802), and women H802 rule H4910 (8804) over them. O my people H5971, they which lead H833 (8764) thee cause [thee] to err H8582 (8688), and destroy H1104 (8765) the way H1870 of thy paths H734.
[13] The LORD H3068 standeth up H5324 (8737) to plead H7378 (8800), and standeth H5975 (8802) to judge H1777 (8800) the people H5971.
[14] The LORD H3068 will enter H935 (8799) into judgment H4941 with the ancients H2205 of his people H5971, and the princes H8269 thereof: for ye have eaten up H1197 (8765) the vineyard H3754; the spoil H1500 of the poor H6041 [is] in your houses H1004.
[15] What mean ye [that] ye beat H1792 my people H5971 to pieces H1792 (8762), and grind H2912 (8799) the faces H6440 of the poor H6041? saith H5002 (8803) the Lord H136 GOD H3069 of hosts H6635.
[16] Moreover the LORD H3068 saith H559 (8799), Because H3282 the daughters H1323 of Zion H6726 are haughty H1361 (8804), and walk H3212 (8799) with stretched forth H5186 (8803) necks H1627 and wanton H8265 (8764) eyes H5869, walking H1980 (8800) and mincing H2952 (8800) [as] they go H3212 (8799), and making a tinkling H5913 (8762) with their feet H7272:
[17] Therefore the Lord H136 will smite with a scab H5596 (8765) the crown of the head H6936 of the daughters H1323 of Zion H6726, and the LORD H3068 will discover H6168 (8762) their secret parts H6596.
[18] In that day H3117 the Lord H136 will take away H5493 (8686) the bravery H8597 of [their] tinkling ornaments H5914 [about their feet], and [their] cauls H7636, and [their] round tires like the moon H7720,
[19] The chains H5188, and the bracelets H8285, and the mufflers H7479,
[20] The bonnets H6287, and the ornaments of the legs H6807, and the headbands H7196, and the tablets H5315 H1004, and the earrings H3908,
[21] The rings H2885, and nose H639 jewels H5141,
[22] The changeable suits of apparel H4254, and the mantles H4595, and the wimples H4304, and the crisping pins H2754,
[23] The glasses H1549, and the fine linen H5466, and the hoods H6797, and the vails H7289.
[24] And it shall come to pass, [that] instead of sweet smell H1314 there shall be stink H4716; and instead of a girdle H2290 a rent H5364; and instead of well set H4639 hair H4748 baldness H7144; and instead of a stomacher H6614 a girding H4228 of sackcloth H8242; [and] burning H3587 instead of beauty H3308.
[25] Thy men H4962 shall fall H5307 (8799) by the sword H2719, and thy mighty H1369 in the war H4421.
[26] And her gates H6607 shall lament H578 (8804) and mourn H56 (8804); and she [being] desolate H5352 (8738) shall sit H3427 (8799) upon the ground H776.

Young’s Literal Translation

Isaiah 3 (YLT)

[1] For, lo, the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Is turning aside from Jerusalem, And from Judah, stay and staff, Every stay of bread, and every stay of water.
[2] Hero and man of war, judge and prophet, And diviner and elder,
[3] Head of fifty, and accepted of faces, And counsellor, and the wise of artificers, And the intelligent of charmers.
[4] And I have made youths their heads, And sucklings rule over them.
[5] And the people hath exacted-man upon man, Even a man on his neighbour, Enlarge themselves do the youths against the aged, And the lightly esteemed against the honoured.
[6] When one layeth hold on his brother, Of the house of his father, by the garment, ‘Come, a ruler thou art to us, And this ruin is under thy hand.’
[7] He lifteth up, in that day, saying: ‘I am not a binder up, And in my house is neither bread nor garment, Ye do not make me a ruler of the people.’
[8] For stumbled hath Jerusalem, and Judah hath fallen, For their tongue and their doings are against Jehovah, To provoke the eyes of His glory.
[9] The 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 to themselves evil.
[10] Say ye to the righteous, that it is good, Because the fruit of their doings they eat.
[11] Woe to the wicked-evil, Because the deed of his hand is done to him.
[12] My people-its exactors are sucklings, And women have ruled over it. My people-thy eulogists are causing to err, And the way of thy paths swallowed up.
[13] Jehovah hath stood up to plead, And He is standing to judge the peoples.
[14] Jehovah into judgment doth enter With elders of His people, and its heads: ‘And ye, ye have consumed the vineyard, Plunder of the poor is in your houses.
[15] What-to you? ye bruise My people, And the faces of the poor ye grind.’ An affirmation of the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, And Jehovah saith:
[16] ‘Because that daughters of Zion have been haughty, And they walk stretching out the neck, And deceiving with the eyes, Walking and mincing they go, And with their feet they make a tinkling,
[17] The Lord also hath scabbed The crown of the head of daughters of Zion, And Jehovah their simplicity exposeth.
[18] In that day doth the Lord turn aside The beauty of the tinkling ornaments, And of the embroidered works, And of the round tires like moons,
[19] Of the drops, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
[20] Of the bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, And of the bands, And of the perfume boxes, and the amulets,
[21] Of the seals, and of the nose-rings,
[22] Of the costly apparel, and of the mantles, And of the coverings, and of the purses,
[23] Of the mirrors, and of the linen garments, And of the hoods, and of the vails,
[24] And it hath 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.
[25] For instead of glory, thy men by sword do fall, And thy might in battle.
[26] And lamented and mourned have her openings, Yea, she hath been emptied, on the earth she sitteth!