- 16Moreover the Lord said:
- 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;
- 17Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab
- The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion,
- And the Lord will lay bare their secret parts.
18In that day the Lord will take away the bravery of their anklets, and the fillets, and the crescents; 19the pendants, and the bracelets, and the veils; 20the headtires, and the armlets, and the sashes, and the corselets, and the amulets; 21the rings, and the nosejewels; 22the aprons, and the mantelets, and the cloaks, and the girdles; 23and the gauze robes, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the mantles. 24And it shall come to pass, that
- Instead of sweet spices there shall be rottenness;
- And instead of a girdle rags;
- And instead of curled hair baldness;
- And instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth;
- Branding instead of beauty.
- 25Thy men shall fall by the sword,
- And thy mighty in the war.
- 26And her gates shall lament and mourn;
- And utterly bereft she shall sit upon the ground.
4And seven women shall take hold of one man in that day, saying: 'We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.'
- 2In that day shall the growth of the Lord be beautiful and glorious,
- And the fruit of the land excellent and comely
- For them that are escaped of Israel.
3And it shall come to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy, even every one that is written unto life in Jerusalem; 4when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the midst thereof, by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of destruction. 5And the Lord will create over the whole habitation of mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory shall be a canopy. 6And there shall be a pavilion for a shadow in the day-time from the heat, and for a refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain.
- 5Let me sing of my well-beloved,
- A song of my beloved touching his vineyard.
- My well-beloved had a vineyard
- In a very fruitful hill;
- 2And he digged it, and cleared it of stones,
- And planted it with the choicest vine,
- And built a tower in the midst of it,
- And also hewed out a vat therein;
- And he looked that it should bring forth grapes,
- And it brought forth wild grapes.
- 3And now, O inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah,
- Judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard.
- 4What could have been done more to my vineyard,
- That I have not done in it?