Bible: Isaiah 3:13-26
he stands up to pass sentence on his people. 1
on the leaders of his people and their officials.
You have stashed in your houses what you have stolen from the poor. 6
3:15 Why do you crush my people
and grind the faces of the poor?” 7
Washing Away Impurity
“The women 9 of Zion are proud.
They walk with their heads high 10
and flirt with their eyes.
They skip along 11
and the jewelry on their ankles jingles. 12
At that time 19 the sovereign master will remove their beautiful ankle jewelry, 20 neck ornaments, crescent shaped ornaments, 3:19 earrings, bracelets, veils, 3:20 headdresses, ankle ornaments, sashes, sachets, 21 amulets, 3:21 rings, nose rings, 3:22 festive dresses, robes, shawls, purses, 3:23 garments, vests, head coverings, and gowns. 22
3:24 A putrid stench will replace the smell of spices, 23
a rope will replace a belt,
baldness will replace braided locks of hair,
a sackcloth garment will replace a fine robe,
and a prisoner’s brand will replace beauty.
3:25 Your 24 men will fall by the sword,
your strong men will die in battle. 25
3:26 Her gates will mourn and lament;
deprived of her people, she will sit on the ground. 26