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Christian Standard Bible
Judah’s Leaders Judged
3 Note this: The Lord God of Armies
is about to remove from Jerusalem and from Judah every kind of security: the entire supply of bread and water,
2 heroes and warriors, judges and prophets,
fortune-tellers and elders,
3 commanders of fifty and and necromancers.
4 I will make youths their leaders,
and unstable rulers will govern them.
5 The people will oppress one another,
man against man, neighbor against neighbor;
the young will act arrogantly toward the old,
and the worthless toward the honorable.
6 A man will even seize his brother
in his father’s house, saying, "You have a cloak—you be our leader! This heap of rubble will be under your control.”
7 On that day he will cry out, saying,
“I’m not a healer. I don’t even have food or clothing in my house. Don’t make me the leader of the people!”
8 For Jerusalem has stumbled and Judah has fallen because they have spoken and acted against the Lord, defying his glorious presence.
9 The look on their faces testifies against them,
and like Sodom, they flaunt their sin; they do not conceal it. Woe to them, for they have brought disaster on themselves.
10 Tell the righteous that it will go well for them,
for they will eat the fruit of their labor.
11 Woe to the wicked—it will go badly for them,
for what they have done will be done to them.
12 Youths oppress my people,
and women rule over them.
My people, your leaders mislead you;
they confuse the direction of your paths.