1: For, behold, the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah stay and staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water; 2: the mighty man, and the man of war; the judge, and the prophet, and the diviner, and the elder; 3: the captain of fifty, and the honorable man, and the counsellor, and the expert artificer, and the skilful enchanter. 4: And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. 5: And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: the child shall behave himself proudly against the old man, and the base against the honorable. 6: When a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, [saying], Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and let this ruin be under thy hand; 7: in that day shall he lift up [his voice], saying, I will not be a healer; for in my house is neither bread nor clothing: ye 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 Jehovah, to provoke the eyes of his glory. 9: The show of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have done evil unto themselves. 10: Say ye of the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]; for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11: Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]; for what his hands have done shall be done unto him. 12: As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they that lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. 13: Jehovah standeth up to contend, and standeth to judge the peoples. 14: Jehovah will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, and the princes thereof: It is ye that have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses: 15: what mean ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face of the poor? saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts. 16: Moreover Jehovah said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet; 17: therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and Jehovah will lay bare their secret parts. 18: In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, and the cauls, and the crescents; 19: the pendants, and the bracelets, and the mufflers; 20: the headtires, and the ankle chains, and the sashes, and the perfume-boxes, and the amulets; 21: the rings, and the nose-jewels; 22: the festival robes, and the mantles, and the shawls, and the satchels; 23: the hand-mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the veils. 24: And it shall come to pass, that instead of sweet spices there shall be rottenness; and instead of a girdle, a rope; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; branding instead of beauty. 25: Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. 26: And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit upon the ground.