3:1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water,
3:1 For behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, Takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah The stock and the store, The whole supply of bread and the whole supply of water;

3:2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient,
3:2 The mighty man and the man of war, The judge and the prophet, And the diviner and the elder;

3:3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator.
3:3 The captain of fifty and the honorable man, The counselor and the skillful artisan, And the expert enchanter.

3:4 And I will give children [to be] their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
3:4 "I will give children to be their princes, And babes shall rule over them.

3:5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
3:5 The people will be oppressed, Every one by another and every one by his neighbor; The child will be insolent toward the elder, And the base toward the honorable."

3:6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, [saying], Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and [let] this ruin [be] under thy hand:
3:6 When a man takes hold of his brother In the house of his father, saying, "You have clothing; You be our ruler, And let these ruins be under your power,"

3:7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house [is] neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people.
3:7 In that day he will protest, saying, "I cannot cure your ills, For in my house is neither food nor clothing; Do not make me a ruler of the people."

3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings [are] against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.
3:8 For Jerusalem stumbled, And Judah is fallen, Because their tongue and their doings Are against the LORD, To provoke the eyes of His glory.

3:9 The shew 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 rewarded evil unto themselves.
3:9 The look on their countenance witnesses against them, And they declare their sin as Sodom; They do not hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought evil upon themselves.

3:10 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
3:10 "Say to the righteous that it shall be well with them, For they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

3:11 Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
3:11 Woe to the wicked! It shall be ill with him, For the reward of his hands shall be given him.

3:12 [As for] my people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause [thee] to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.
3:12 As for My people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. O My people! Those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths."

3:13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.
3:13 The LORD stands up to plead, And stands to judge the people.

3:14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor [is] in your houses.
3:14 The LORD will enter into judgment With the elders of His people And His princes: "For you have eaten up the vineyard; The plunder of the poor is in your houses.

3:15 What mean ye [that] ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
3:15 What do you mean by crushing My people And grinding the faces of the poor?" Says the Lord GOD of hosts.

3:16 Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
3:16 Moreover the LORD says: "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with outstretched necks And wanton eyes, Walking and mincing as they go, Making a jingling with their feet,

3:17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts.
3:17 Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the LORD will uncover their secret parts."

3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of [their] tinkling ornaments [about their feet], and [their] cauls, and [their] round tires like the moon,
3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the finery: The jingling anklets, the scarves, and the crescents;

3:19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
3:19 The pendants, the bracelets, and the veils;

3:20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings,
3:20 The headdresses, the leg ornaments, and the headbands; The perfume boxes, the charms,

3:21 The rings, and nose jewels,
3:21 and the rings; The nose jewels,

3:22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins,
3:22 the festal apparel, and the mantles; The outer garments, the purses,

3:23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
3:23 and the mirrors; The fine linen, the turbans, and the robes.

3:24 And it shall come to pass, [that] instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; [and] burning instead of beauty.
3:24 And so it shall be: Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench; Instead of a sash, a rope; Instead of well-set hair, baldness; Instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty.

3:25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
3:25 Your men shall fall by the sword, And your mighty in the war.

3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she [being] desolate shall sit upon the ground.
3:26 Her gates shall lament and mourn, And she being desolate shall sit on the ground.