Bible: Isa 2:22-3:5

2:22 Stop trusting in human beings,

whose life’s breath is in their nostrils.

For why should they be given special consideration?

A Coming Leadership Crisis

3:1 Look, the sovereign Lord who commands armies 1 

is about to remove from Jerusalem 2  and Judah

every source of security, including 3 

all the food and water, 4 

3:2 the mighty men and warriors,

judges and prophets,

omen readers and leaders, 5 

3:3 captains of groups of fifty,

the respected citizens, 6 

advisers and those skilled in magical arts, 7 

and those who know incantations.

3:4 The Lord says, 8  “I will make youths their officials;

malicious young men 9  will rule over them.

3:5 The people will treat each other harshly;

men will oppose each other;

neighbors will fight. 10 

Youths will proudly defy the elderly

and riffraff will challenge those who were once respected. 11 

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