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Isaiah 3

The great confusion which cometh by sin.

Isaiah 3:1 Euen so shal ye LORDE of hoostes take awaye fro Ierusale & Iuda, all possessios & power, all meat and drinke, Isaiah 3:2 ye captayne and the soudyare, ye iudge and the prophete, the wyse and the aged ma, Isaiah 3:3 the worshipful of fiftie yeare olde, and the honorable: the Senatours, and men of vnderstondinge: the masters of craftes and oratours. Isaiah 3:4 And I shal geue you children to be youre prynces (saieth the LORDE) and babes shall haue the rule of you. Isaiah 3:5 One shall euer be doinge violence and wronge to another. The boye shal presume agaynst the elder, and the vyle persone agaynst the honorable. Isaiah 3:6 Yee one shal take a frende of his owne kynred by ye bosome, and saye: thou hast clothinge, thou shalt be oure heade, for thou mayest kepe us from this fall and parell. Isaiah 3:7 Then shall he sweare and saye: I can not helpe you. Morouer, there is nether meate ner clothinge in my house, make me no rueler of the people. Isaiah 3:8 For Ierusalem and Iuda must decaye, because that both their wordes and councels are agaynst the LORDE, they prouoke the presence of his magesty vnto anger.

The impudency of the people.

Isaiah 3:9 The chaunginge of their countenaunce bewrayeth them, yee they declare their owne synnes them selues, as the Sodomites, & hyde the not. Wo be vnto their soules, for they shalbe heuely rewarded. Isaiah 3:10 Then shal they saye: O happie are the godly, for they maye enioye the frutes of their studies. Isaiah 3:11 But wo be to ye vngodly and vnrightuous for they shalbe rewarded after their workes.

The oppression and covetousness of the rulers.

Isaiah 3:12 O my people, rybaudes oppresse ye, and women haue rule of the. O my people, thy leders deceaue the, and treade out the waye of thy footsteppes. Isaiah 3:13 The LORDE is here to comon of the matter, and stondeth to geue iudgment with the people. Isaiah 3:14 The LORDE shal come forth to reason with the Senatours and prynces of his people, and shal saye thus vnto them: It is ye that haue burnt vp my vynyearde, the robbery of the poore is in youre house. Isaiah 3:15 Wherfore do ye oppresse my people, and marre ye faces of the innocentes? thus shal the God of hoostes reuyle them.

The judgments which shall be for the pride of the women.

Isaiah 3:16 Morouer thus saieth ye LORDE: Seinge the doughters of Sion are become so proude, and come in with stretched out neckes, and with vayne wanton eyes: seinge they come in trippinge so nycely with their fete: Isaiah 3:17 Therfore shal the LORDE shaue the heades of the doughters of Sion, and make their bewtie bare in that daye. Isaiah 3:18 In that daye shal the LORDE take awaye the gorgiousnes of their apparel, and spanges, cheynes, partlettes, Isaiah 3:19 and colares, bracelettes and hooues, Isaiah 3:20 ye goodly floured, wyde and broderd raymet, brusshes and headbandes, Isaiah 3:21 rynges and garlades, Isaiah 3:22 holy daye clothes and vales, kerchues and pynnes, Isaiah 3:23 glasses and smockes, bonettes and taches. Isaiah 3:24 And in steade of good smell there shalbe stynck amonge them. And for their gyrdles there shalbe lowse bondes. And for wellset hayre there shalbe baldnesse. In steade of a stomacher, a sack cloth, and for their bewty wythrednesse and sonneburnynge. Isaiah 3:25 Their husbondes and their mightie men shall perish with the swerde in batell. Isaiah 3:26 At that tyme shall their gates mourne and complayne, and they shal syt as desolate folck vpon the earth.

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