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Isaiah 3

The great confusion which cometh by sin.

Isaiah 3:1 For lo, the Lorde God of Hostes doth take awaye from Ierusalem and Iuda, all possessions & power al meat and dryncke, Isaiah 3:2 the captayne and the soudyar, the iudge and prophete, the wyse and the aged man, Isaiah 3:3 the prince of fyftie yeare olde, and the honorable: the Senatours, and men of vnderstandynge: the master of craftes and oratours. Isaiah 3:4 And I shall geue them children to be theyr princes, & babes shall haue the rule of you. Isaiah 3:5 The people also shalbe pylled and polled, and one shall euer be doynge violence and wronge to another. The boye shall presume agaynst the elder, and the vyle persone agaynst the honorable. Isaiah 3:6 Yee, one shall take a frende of hys awne kynred by the bosome, and saye: thou hast clothynge, thou shalt be our head, for thou mayest kepe vs from thys fall & parell. Isaiah 3:7 Then shall he sweare & saye I cannot helpe you. Moreouer, there is nether meate ner clothyng in my house, make me no ruler of the people. Isaiah 3:8 For Ierusalem is ouerthrowne & Iuda must fall to þe grownde, because that both theyr wordes & councels are agaynst the Lorde, to prouoke the presence of hys magesty vnto anger.

The impudency of the people.

Isaiah 3:9 The chaungynge of theyr countenaunce bewrayeth them, yee, they declare theyr awne synnes, them selues, as the Sodomites, & hyde them not. Wo be vnto theyr soules for they haue retourned euyll vnto them selues. Isaiah 3:10 Byd the ryghteous do well, for they shall enioye the frutes of theyr studies. Isaiah 3:11 But wo be to þe vngodly and vnryghteous, for they shalbe rewarded after theyr worckes.

The oppression and covetousness of the rulers.

Isaiah 3:12 Children are extorcioners of my people, and wemen haue rule of them. O my people, those that call the blessed deceaue the, and depraue the waye of thy fotesteppes. Isaiah 3:13 The Lorde is rysen vp to commen of the matter, and standeth vp (I saye) to geue iudgement of the people. Isaiah 3:14 The Lorde shall come forth to reason with the Senatours and prynces of hys people. It is ye that haue burnt vp my vyneyarde, the extorcyon done to the poore is in your houses. Isaiah 3:15 Wherfore do ye oppresse my people, & marre þe faces of þe poore? sayeth the Lorde God of hostes.

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

Isaiah 3:16 Moreouer, thus sayth þe lord: Seing þe daughters of Sion are be come so proude, and come in wt stretched out neckes and with vayne wanton eyes: seynge they come in tryppyng so nycely with theyr fete: Isaiah 3:17 Therfore shall the Lorde shaue the heades of the daughters of Sion, and shal discouer theyr shame. Isaiah 3:18 In that daye shall þe Lord take awaye the gorgiousnes of theyr apparell, and spanges, cheynes, partelettes, Isaiah 3:19 and colarres, bracelettes and hooues, Isaiah 3:20 þe goodly floured, wyde and brodered rayment, brooches, and headbandes, Isaiah 3:21 rynges and garlandes, Isaiah 3:22 holy daye clothes and vales, kerchefes and pinnes, Isaiah 3:23 glasses and cypresses, bonettes and taches. Isaiah 3:24 And in steade of good smell, there shalbe stynck amonge them. And for theyr gyrdles there shalbe lowse bandes. And for well sett heare there shalbe baldenesse. In steade of a stomacher, a sack cloth, and for theyr bewty witherdnesse, and sonne burnyng. Isaiah 3:25 Youre housbandes and myghtie men shall perysh with the swerde in batayle. Isaiah 3:26 At that tyme shal theyr gates mourne and complayne, and they shall sytt as desolate folck vpon the earth.

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