16 Moreover the Lord says:

“Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
And walk with [a]outstretched necks
And [b]wanton eyes,
Walking and [c]mincing as they go,
Making a jingling with their feet,
17 Therefore the Lord will strike with (A)a scab
The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion,
And the Lord will (B)uncover their secret parts.”

18 In that day the Lord will take away the finery:
The jingling anklets, the [d]scarves, and the (C)crescents;
19 The pendants, the bracelets, and the veils;
20 The headdresses, the leg ornaments, and the headbands;
The perfume boxes, the charms,
21     and the rings;
The nose jewels,
22     the festal apparel, and the mantles;
The outer garments, the purses,
23     and the mirrors;
The fine linen, the turbans, and the robes.

24 And so it shall be:

Instead of a sweet smell there will be a stench;
Instead of a sash, a rope;
Instead of well-set hair, (D)baldness;
Instead of a rich robe, a girding of sackcloth;
And [e]branding instead of beauty.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 3:16 Head held high
  2. Isaiah 3:16 seductive, ogling
  3. Isaiah 3:16 tripping or skipping
  4. Isaiah 3:18 headbands
  5. Isaiah 3:24 burning scar

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16 Moreover, the Lord said, “Because the (A)daughters of Zion are haughty
And walk with [a]heads held high and seductive eyes,
And go along with mincing steps
And jingle the anklets on their feet,
17 The Lord will afflict the scalp of the daughters of Zion with scabs,
And the Lord will make their foreheads bare.”

18 On that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, headbands, (B)crescent ornaments, 19 dangling earrings, bracelets, veils, 20 (C)headdresses, ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, amulets, 21 [b]finger rings, (D)nose rings, 22 festive robes, outer garments, shawls, purses, 23 papyrus garments, undergarments, headbands, and veils.

24 Now it will come about that instead of (E)balsam oil there will be a stench;
Instead of a belt, a rope;
Instead of (F)well-set hair, a (G)plucked-out scalp;
Instead of fine clothes, a (H)robe of sackcloth;
And branding instead of beauty.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 3:16 Lit outstretched necks
  2. Isaiah 3:21 Or signet rings

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16 
Moreover, the Lord said, “Because the daughters of Zion are proud
And walk with outstretched necks and seductive (flirtatious, alluring) eyes,
And trip along with mincing steps and an affected gait
And walk with jingling [a]anklets on their feet,
17 
Therefore the Lord will afflict the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion with scabs [making them bald],
And the Lord will expose their foreheads (send them into captivity).”

18 In that day the Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, [braided] caps, crescent [head] ornaments, 19 dangling earrings, bracelets, and the hanging veils and scarves, 20 head wraps (turbans), [short, jingling] ankle chains, sashes, perfume boxes, amulets (charms), 21 signet [finger] rings, nose rings, 22 festival robes, outer tunics, shawls, handbags, 23 hand mirrors, [fine linen] undergarments, headbands, and veils [covering the entire body].

24 
Now it will come to pass that instead of the sweet fragrance of spices there will be [the stench of] rottenness;
Instead of a belt, a rope;
Instead of well-set hair, baldness;
Instead of fine clothes, a robe of sackcloth;
And branding [of captives by the scorching heat] instead of beauty.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 3:16 Decorative chains attached from one ankle to the other to insure a measured gait.

16 The Lord says,
    “The women of Zion(A) are haughty,
walking along with outstretched necks,(B)
    flirting with their eyes,
strutting along with swaying hips,
    with ornaments jingling on their ankles.
17 Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion;
    the Lord will make their scalps bald.(C)

18 In that day(D) the Lord will snatch away their finery: the bangles and headbands and crescent necklaces,(E) 19 the earrings and bracelets(F) and veils,(G) 20 the headdresses(H) and anklets and sashes, the perfume bottles and charms, 21 the signet rings and nose rings,(I) 22 the fine robes and the capes and cloaks,(J) the purses 23 and mirrors, and the linen garments(K) and tiaras(L) and shawls.

24 Instead of fragrance(M) there will be a stench;(N)
    instead of a sash,(O) a rope;
instead of well-dressed hair, baldness;(P)
    instead of fine clothing, sackcloth;(Q)
    instead of beauty,(R) branding.(S)

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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.

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14 The Lord will enter into judgment
With the elders of His people
And His princes:
“For you have [a]eaten up (A)the vineyard;
The plunder of the poor is in your houses.

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  1. Isaiah 3:14 burned

14 The Lord (A)enters into judgment with the elders and leaders of His people,
“It is you who have [a](B)devoured the vineyard;
The (C)goods stolen from the poor are in your houses.

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  1. Isaiah 3:14 Lit grazed over

14 
The Lord enters into judgment with the elders of His people and their princes,
“For it is you who have devoured the vineyard [with your oppression, you have robbed the people and ruined the country];
The plunder of the poor is in your houses.

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14 The Lord enters into judgment(A)
    against the elders and leaders of his people:
“It is you who have ruined my vineyard;
    the plunder(B) from the poor(C) is in your houses.

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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.

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26 (A)Her gates shall lament and mourn,
And she being desolate (B)shall sit on the ground.

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26 And her [a](A)gates will lament and mourn,
And she will (B)sit deserted on the ground.

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  1. Isaiah 3:26 Lit entrances

26 
And Jerusalem’s gates will lament (cry out in grief) and mourn [as those who wail for the dead];
And she, being ruined and desolate, will sit upon the ground.

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26 The gates(A) of Zion will lament and mourn;(B)
    destitute,(C) she will sit on the ground.(D)

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26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit upon the ground.

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