The great confusion which cometh by sin.
Isaiah 3:1 Euen so shall the Lorde of Hostes take awaye from Ierusalem & Iuda, all possessyons and power, al meate and drincke, Isaiah 3:2 the captayne & the soudyar, the iudge & the Prophete the wyse and the aged man, Isaiah 3:3 the worshipful of fyftye yeare olde, and the honorable: the Senatours, and men of vnderstandyng: the maisters of craftes and oratours. Isaiah 3:4 And I shal geue you chyldren to be youre prynces (sayeth the Lord) & babes shall haue the rule of you. Isaiah 3:5 One shall euer be doynge vyolence & wronge to another. The boye shall presume agaynste the elder, and the vyle persone agaynst the honorable. Isaiah 3:6 Ye one shal take a frend of his owne kynred by the bosome and saye: thou haste clothynge, thou shalt be oure heade, for thou mayest kepe vs from thys fall and parell. Isaiah 3:7 Then shall he sweare and saye: I can not helpe you. Moreouer, there is neyther meate nor clothynge in my house, make me no ruler of the people. Isaiah 3:8 For Ierusalem and Iuda muste decaye, because that bothe theyr wordes and councels are agaynste the Lorde, they prouoke the presence of his magesty vnto anger.
The impudency of the people.
Isaiah 3:9 The chaungynge of their countenaunce bewrayeth them, yea they declare theyr owne synnes them selues, as the Sodomites, and hyde them not. Wo be vnto theyr soules, for they shalbe heuely rewarded. Isaiah 3:10 Then shall they saye. O happye are the godly, for they maye enioye the frutes of theyr studyes. Isaiah 3:11 But wo be to the vngodlye & vnryghtuous for they shall be rewarded after theyr worckes.
The oppression and covetousness of the rulers.
Isaiah 3:12 O my people rybaudes oppresse the, and wemen haue rule of the. O my people, thy leaders deceyue the, and treade oute the waye of thy fotesteppes. Isaiah 3:13 The Lorde is her to comen of the matter, and standeth to geue iudgement wyth the people. Isaiah 3:14 The Lorde shall come forth to reason wyth the Senatours and prynces of hys people, and shal saye thus vnto them: It is ye that haue burnt vp my vyneyarde, the robberye of the poore is in your house. Isaiah 3:15 Wherfore do ye oppresse my people, and marre the faces of the innocentes? thus shall the God of Hostes reuyle them.
The judgments which shall be for the pride of the women.
Isaiah 3:16 Moreouer thus sayth the Lorde: Seynge the doughters of Sion are become so proude, and come in with stretched oute neckes, and with vayne wanton eyes: seynge they come in tryppynge so nycely with their fete: Isaiah 3:17 Therfore shall the Lorde shaue the heades of the doughters of Syon, and make theyr bewtye bare in that daye. Isaiah 3:18 In that daye shall the Lord take awaye the gorgyousnes of theyr apparel & spanges, chaynes, parlaftes, Isaiah 3:19 and colares, bracelettes & hooues, Isaiah 3:20 the goodly floured wide & broderd rayment, brusshes & headebandes, Isaiah 3:21 rynges and garlandes, Isaiah 3:22 holye daye clothes & vales, kerchues & pynnes, Isaiah 3:23 glasses & smockes, bonettes and taches. Isaiah 3:24 And in steade of good smell there shalbe styncke amonge them. And for theyr gyrdles there shalbe louse bandes. And for well set hearre there shalbe baldnesse. In steade of a stomacker, a sackclothe, and for theyr bewtye wytherydnesse & sunneburninge. Isaiah 3:25 Their housbandes and theyr myghtye men shall perysh with the swerde in batell. Isaiah 3:26 At that time shal their gates mourne & complayne, and they shall sitte as desolate folck vpon the earth.