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.
13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the
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.
15 What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the
faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.
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
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.
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,
19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers,
20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands,
and the tablets, and the earrings,
21 The rings, and nose jewels,
22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the
wimples, and the crisping pins,
23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails.
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.
25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war.
26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate
shall sit upon the ground.