Bible: Isaiah 3:16-25

Washing Away Impurity

3:16 The Lord says,

The women 1  of Zion are proud.

They walk with their heads high 2 

and flirt with their eyes.

They skip along 3 

and the jewelry on their ankles jingles. 4 

3:17 So 5  the sovereign master 6  will afflict the foreheads of Zion’s women 7  with skin diseases, 8 

the Lord will make the front of their heads bald.” 9 

3:18 10 

At that time 11  the sovereign master will remove their beautiful ankle jewelry, 12  neck ornaments, crescent shaped ornaments, 3:19 earrings, bracelets, veils, 3:20 headdresses, ankle ornaments, sashes, sachets, 13  amulets, 3:21 rings, nose rings, 3:22 festive dresses, robes, shawls, purses, 3:23 garments, vests, head coverings, and gowns. 14 

3:24 A putrid stench will replace the smell of spices, 15 

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 16  men will fall by the sword,

your strong men will die in battle. 17 

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