3:1 For, behold, the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah supply and support, The whole supply of bread, And the whole supply of water;
3:2 The mighty man, The man of war, The judge, The prophet, The diviner, The elder,
3:3 The captain of fifty, The honorable man, The counselor, The skilled craftsman, And the clever enchanter.
3:4 I will give boys to be their princes, And children shall rule over them.
3:5 The people will be oppressed, Everyone by another, And everyone by his neighbor. The child will behave himself proudly against the old man, And the base against the honorable.
3:6 Indeed a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying, "You have clothing, you be our ruler, And let this ruin be under your hand."
3:7 In that day he will cry out, saying, I will not be a healer; For in my house is neither bread nor clothing. You shall not make me ruler of the people.
3:8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen; Because their tongue and their doings are against Yahweh, To provoke the eyes of his glory.
3:9 The look of their faces testify against them. They parade their sin like Sodom. They don't hide it. Woe to their soul! For they have brought disaster upon themselves.
3:10 Tell the righteous "Good!" For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
3:11 Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them; For the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him.
3:12 As for my people, children are their oppressors, And women rule over them. My people, those who lead you cause you to err, And destroy the way of your paths.
3:13 Yahweh stands up to contend, And stands to judge the peoples.
3:14 Yahweh will enter into judgment with the elders of his people, And their leaders: "It is you who have eaten up the vineyard. The spoil of the poor is in your houses.
3:15 What do you mean that you crush my people, And grind the face of the poor?" says the Lord, Yahweh of Hosts.
3:16 Moreover Yahweh said, "Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, And walk with outstretched necks and flirting eyes, Walking to trip as they go, Jingling ornaments on their feet;
3:17 Therefore the Lord brings sores on the crown of the head of the women of Zion, And Yahweh will make their scalps bald."
3:18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces,
3:19 the earrings, the bracelets, the veils,
3:20 the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms,
3:21 the signet rings, the nose rings,
3:22 the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses,
3:23 the hand-mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras, and the shawls.
3:24 It shall happen that instead of sweet spices, there shall be rottenness; Instead of a belt, a rope; Instead of well set hair, baldness; Instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; And branding instead of beauty.
3:25 Your men shall fall by the sword, And your mighty in the war.
3:26 Her gates shall lament and mourn; And she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.