1: For, behold, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, takes away from Jerusalem and from Judah supply and support, the whole supply of bread, and the whole supply of water;
2: the mighty man, the man of war, the judge, the prophet, the diviner, the elder,
3: the captain of fifty, the honorable man, the counselor, the skilled craftsman, and the clever enchanter.
4: I will give boys to be their princes, and children shall rule over them.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
10: Tell the righteous "Good!" For they shall eat the fruit of their deeds.
11: Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them; for the deeds of his hands will be paid back to him.
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.
13: Yahweh stands up to contend, and stands to judge the peoples.
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.
15: What do you mean that you crush my people, and grind the face of the poor?" says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.
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;
17: therefore the Lord brings sores on the crown of the head of the women of Zion, and Yahweh will make their scalps bald."
18: In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, the headbands, the crescent necklaces,
19: the earrings, the bracelets, the veils,
20: the headdresses, the ankle chains, the sashes, the perfume bottles, the charms,
21: the signet rings, the nose rings,
22: the fine robes, the capes, the cloaks, the purses,
23: the hand mirrors, the fine linen garments, the tiaras, and the shawls.
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 wearing of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.
25: Your men shall fall by the sword, and your mighty in the war.
26: Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.