NASB — Isaiah 3 — KJV

God Will Remove the Leaders

  1 For behold, the Lord IGOD of hosts ais going to remove from Jerusalem and Judah
  Both IIsupply and support, the whole IIsupply of bread
  And the whole IIsupply of water;
  2 aThe mighty man and the warrior,
  The judge and the prophet,
  The diviner and the elder,
  3 The captain of fifty and the honorable man,
  The counselor and the expert artisan,
  And the skillful enchanter.
  4 And I will make mere alads their princes,
  And Icapricious children will rule over them,
  5 And the people will be aoppressed,
  Each one by another, and each one by his bneighbor;
  The youth will storm against the elder
  And the inferior against the honorable.
  6 When a man alays hold of his brother in his father’s house, [saying],
  “You have a cloak, you shall be our ruler,
  And these ruins will be under your Icharge,”
  7 He will Iprotest on that day, saying,
  “I will not be [your] IIahealer,
  For in my house there is neither bread nor cloak;
  You should not appoint me ruler of the people.”
  8 For aJerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen,
  Because their Ibspeech and their actions are against the LORD,
  To crebel against IIHis glorious presence.
  9 IThe expression of their faces bears witness against them,
  And they display their sin like aSodom;
  They do not [even] conceal [it].
  Woe to IIthem!
  For they have bbrought evil on themselves.
  10 Say to the arighteous that [it will go] well [with them],
  For they will eat the fruit of their actions.
  11 Woe to the wicked! [It will go] badly [with him],
  For Iawhat he deserves will be done to him.
  12 O My people! Their oppressors Iare achildren,
  And women rule over them.
  O My people! bThose who guide you lead [you] astray
  And confuse the direction of your paths.

[1] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD IILit staff aLv 26:26; Is 5:13; 9:20; Ezk 4:16
[2] a2K 24:14; Is 9:14, 15; Ezk 17:12, 13
[4] ILit arbitrary power will rule aEc 10:16
[5] aMi 7:3-6 bIs 9:19; Jr 9:3-8
[6] ILit hand aIs 4:1
[7] ILit lift up his voice IILit binder of wounds aEzk 34:4; Ho 5:13
[8] ILit tongue IILit the eyes of His glory aIs 1:7; 6:11 bPs 73:9-11; Is 9:17; 59:3 cIs 65:3
[9] IOr Their partiality bears IILit their soul aGn 13:13; Is 1:10-15 bPv 8:36; 15:32; Ro 6:23
[10] aDt 28:1-14; Ec 8:12; Is 54:17
[11] ILit the dealing of his hands aDt 28:15-68; Is 65:6, 7
[12] IOr deal severely aIs 3:4 bIs 9:16; 28:14, 15

God Will Judge

  13aThe LORD arises to contend,
  And stands to judge the people.
  14 The LORD aenters into judgment with the elders and princes of His people,
  “It is you who have bdevoured the vineyard;
  The cplunder of the poor is in your houses.
  15 “What do you mean by acrushing My people
  And grinding the face of the poor?”
  Declares the Lord IGOD of hosts.

[13] aIs 66:16; Ho 4:1; Mi 6:2
[14] aJb 22:4; Ps 143:2; Ezk 20:35, 36 bPs 14:4; Mi 3:3 cJb 24:9, 14; Ps 10:9; Pv 30:14; Is 10:1, 2; Ezk 18:12; Jm 2:6
[15] IHeb YHWH, usually rendered LORD aPs 94:5

Judah’s Women Denounced

  16 ¶ Moreover, the LORD said, “Because the adaughters of Zion are proud
  And walk with Iheads held high and seductive eyes,
  And go along with mincing steps
  And tinkle the bangles on their feet,
  17 Therefore the Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs,
  And the LORD will make their foreheads bare.”
18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of [their] anklets, headbands, acrescent ornaments, 19 dangling earrings, bracelets, veils, 20 aheaddresses, ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, amulets, 21 Ifinger rings, anose rings, 22 festal robes, outer tunics, cloaks, money purses, 23 hand mirrors, undergarments, turbans and veils.
  24 Now it will come about that instead of Isweet aperfume there will be putrefaction;
  Instead of a belt, a rope;
  Instead of bwell-set hair, a cplucked-out scalp;
  Instead of fine clothes, a ddonning of sackcloth;
  And branding instead of beauty.
  25 Your men will afall by the sword
  And your Imighty ones in battle.
  26 And her Iagates will lament and mourn,
  And deserted she will bsit on the ground.

[16] ILit outstretched necks aSo 3:11; Is 3:16-4:1, 4; 32:9-15
[18] aJg 8:21, 26
[20] aEx 39:28
[21] IOr signet rings aGn 24:47; Ezk 16:12
[24] IOr balsam oil aEs 2:12 b1P 3:3 cIs 22:12; Ezk 27:31; Am 8:10 dIs 15:3; Lm 2:10
[25] ILit strength aIs 1:20; 65:12
[26] ILit entrances aJr 14:2; Lm 1:4 bLm 2:10


New American Standard Bible
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.
For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries
Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.

The great confusion which cometh by sin.

1 ¶ For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the staff, the whole stay of bread, and the whole stay of water, 2 The mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the prudent, and the ancient, 3 The captain of fifty, and the honourable man, and the counsellor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent orator. 4 And I will give children [to be] their princes, and babes shall rule over them. 5 And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable. 6 When a man shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, [saying], Thou hast clothing, be thou our ruler, and [let] this ruin [be] under thy hand: 7 In that day shall he swear, saying, I will not be an healer; for in my house [is] neither bread nor clothing: make me not a ruler of the people. 8 For Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is fallen: because their tongue and their doings [are] against the LORD, to provoke the eyes of his glory.

[1] Lv 26:26; Ps 105:16; Is 1:24; 2:22; 36:12; 51:22; Jr 37:21; 38:9; Ezk 4:16; 14:13.
[2] 2K 24:14; Ps 74:9; Is 2:13; 9:15; Lm 5:12; Ezk 8:12; 9:5; Am 2:3.
[3] Ex 4:10, 14; 18:21; Dt 1:15; Jg 8:18; 1S 8:12.
[4] 1K 3:7; 2Ch 33:1; 34:1; 36:2, 5, 9, 11; Ec 10:16.
[5] Lv 19:32; 2S 16:5; 2K 2:23; Jb 30:1; Ec 10:5; Is 1:4; 9:19; 11:13; Jr 9:3; 22:17; Ezk 22:6, 12; Am 4:1; Mi 3:1, 11; Zc 7:9; Mal 3:5; Mt 26:67; 27:28; Mk 14:65; Lk 22:64; Jm 2:6; 5:4.
[6] Jg 11:6; Is 4:1; Jn 6:15.
[7] Gn 14:22; Dt 32:40; 1K 4:22; Ne 5:17; Is 58:12; Jr 14:19; Lm 2:13; Ho 5:13; 6:1; Rv 10:5.
[8] 2Ch 28:5, 18; 33:6, 11; 36:17; Ps 73:8; Is 5:18; 57:4; 65:3; Jr 26:6, 18; Lm 5:16; Ezk 8:4, 12, 17; 9:9; Ho 7:16; Mi 3:12; Hab 1:13; Mal 3:13; Mt 12:36; 1Co 10:22; Jde 1:15.

The impudency of the people.

9 ¶ The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide [it] not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. 10 Say ye to the righteous, that [it shall be] well [with him]: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. 11 Woe unto the wicked! [it shall be] ill [with him]: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.

[9] Gn 13:13; 18:20; 19:5; 1S 15:32; 2K 9:30; Ps 10:4; 73:6; Pv 30:13; Is 3:16; Jr 3:3; 6:15; 44:16; Lm 5:16; Ezk 23:16; Dn 7:20; Ho 13:9.
[10] Ps 18:23; 128:1; Ec 8:12; Is 26:20; Jr 15:11; Ezk 9:4; 18:9; Zp 2:3; Mal 3:18; Ro 2:5; Ga 6:7; He 6:10.
[11] Ps 1:3; 11:5; 28:4; 62:12; 120:3; Pv 1:31; Ec 8:13; Is 48:22; 57:20; 65:13, 20; 2Co 5:10; Jm 2:13.

The oppression and covetousness of the rulers.

12 ¶ [As for] my people, children [are] their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause [thee] to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. 13 The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people. 14 The LORD will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and the princes thereof: for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor [is] in your houses. 15 What mean ye [that] ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

[12] Nu 6:23; 2K 11:1; Is 3:4; 9:15; Jr 5:31; Na 3:13; Mt 15:14; 23:14.
[13] Ps 12:5; Pv 22:22; 23:10; Ho 4:1; Mi 6:2.
[14] Jb 22:4; 24:2; 34:23; Ps 143:2; Is 3:2; 5:7; Jr 5:27; Am 4:1; Mi 2:2; 6:10; Mt 21:33.
[15] Ex 5:14; Is 58:4; Ezk 18:2; Am 2:6; 8:4; Jna 1:6; Mi 3:2.

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

16 ¶ Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing [as] they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: 17 Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret parts. 18 In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of [their] tinkling ornaments [about their feet], and [their] cauls, and [their] round tires like the moon, 19 The chains, and the bracelets, and the mufflers, 20 The bonnets, and the ornaments of the legs, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, 21 The rings, and nose jewels, 22 The changeable suits of apparel, and the mantles, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23 The glasses, and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the vails. 24 And it shall come to pass, [that] instead of sweet smell there shall be stink; and instead of a girdle a rent; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth; [and] burning instead of beauty. 25 Thy men shall fall by the sword, and thy mighty in the war. 26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she [being] desolate shall sit upon the ground.

[16] Pv 16:18; 30:13; Is 1:8; 4:4; 24:4; 32:9; Ezk 16:49; Zp 3:11; Mt 21:5; Lk 23:28.
[17] Lv 13:29, 43; Dt 28:27; Is 20:4; 47:2; Jr 13:22; Ezk 16:36; 23:25; Mi 1:11; Na 3:5; Rv 16:2.
[18] Jg 8:21; Is 3:16.
[19] Gn 24:22, 30, 53; 38:18, 25; Ex 35:22; Nu 31:50; Ezk 16:11.
[20] Gn 35:4; Ex 32:2; Ezk 16:12; Ho 2:13.
[21] Gn 24:47; 41:42; Es 8:12; So 5:14; Lk 15:22; 1Ti 2:9; Jm 2:2; 1P 3:3.
[23] Gn 24:65; 41:42; Ex 38:8; Ru 3:15; 1Ch 15:27; So 5:7; Ezk 16:10; Lk 16:19; Rv 19:8, 14.
[24] Lv 26:16; Dt 28:22; 32:24; Jb 16:15; Pv 7:17; Is 4:4; 15:3; 22:12; 32:9; 57:9; Jr 4:8; 6:26; 48:37; 49:3; Lm 2:10; Ezk 7:18; 27:31; Jol 1:8; Am 8:10; Mi 1:16; Rv 11:3; 16:9; 18:9.
[25] 2Ch 29:9; Jr 11:22; 14:18; 18:21; 19:7; 21:9; Lm 2:21; Am 9:10.
[26] Jb 2:8, 13; Is 47:1; Jr 14:2; Lm 1:4; 2:10; Ezk 26:16; Lk 19:44.


KJV 1769 King James Bible Authorized Version (Student's Edition)
©2011 by First Gospel Publications, Zion, Ill. All rights reserved.
For downloads and more information please visit www.FirstGospel.com.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Chaldee and Greek Dictionaries
Featuring the qBible.com Living Strong's Lexical Map
©2003 by The WWW Chat Bible Compages. All rights reserved.
For how to use color-coding please view [www.ChatBible.com/key.asp].

Isaiah 3 Top of NASB New American Standard Bible KJV King James Version Red-Letter Strong's Concordance Numbers Cross References & Footnotes

 ChatBible.com  |  Lexicon & Concordance  |  1611Bible.com 
 Search  |  Promote  |  Comment  |  About  | Become a fan.