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In that day shall he swear, saying,
I will not be an healer;
For in my house is neither bread nor clothing:
the Lord, To provoke the eyes of his glory. The shew of their countenance doth witness against
And they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil
unto themselves. Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: For they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: For the reward of his hands shall be given him. 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.
The Lord standeth up to plead,
And standeth to judge the people.
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.
What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces,
Moreover the Lord saith,
Walking and mincing as they go,
of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the Lord will discover their secret parts. 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, The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the
headbands, And the tablets, and the earrings, The rings, and nose jewels, The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, And the wimples, and the crisping pins, The glasses, and the fine linen, And the hoods, and the vails. 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.
Thy men shall fall by the sword,
And thy mighty in the war.
And her gates shall lament and mourn;
And she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.
And in that day seven women shall take hold of
one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own
Only let us be called by thy name,
To take away our reproach.
In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful
and glorious, And the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and
For them that are escaped of Israel.
And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion,
And he that remaineth in Jerusalem,
Shall be called holy,
Even every one that is written among the living in Jerusalem:
When the Lord shall have washed away the filth
of the daughters of Zion, And shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from
the midst thereof
By the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.
And the Lord will create upon every dwelling place
of mount Zion, And upon her assemblies, A cloud and smoke by day, And the shining of a flaming fire by night: For upon all the glory shall be a defence. And there shall be a tabernacle for a shadow in the
daytime from the heat, And for a place of refuge, and for a covert from
storm and from rain.
Now will I sing to my wellbeloved a song of my
beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful
And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof,
And planted it with the choicest vine,
Judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
That I have not done in it?
Wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes,
Brought it forth wild grapes? And now go to; I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard:
I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up;
And break down the wall thereof, and it shall be
trodden down: And I will lay it waste: It shall not be pruned, nor digged; But there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain
For the vineyard of the Lord of hosts is the house of Israel,
And the men of Judah his pleasant plant: And he looked for judgment, but behold oppression;
For righteousness, but behold a cry.
Woe unto them that join house to house,
In mine ears said the Lord of hosts,
Of a truth many houses shall be desolate,