3 See now, the Lord,
the Lord Almighty,
is about to take from Jerusalem and Judah
both supply and support:
all supplies of food and all supplies of water,
2 the hero and warrior,
the judge and prophet,
the soothsayer and elder,
3 the captain of fifty and man of rank,
the counselor, skilled craftsman and clever enchanter.
4 I will make boys their officials;
mere children will govern them.
will oppress each other—
man against man, neighbor against neighbor.
The young will rise up against the old,
the base against the honorable.
6 A man will seize one of his brothers
at his father’s home, and say,
“You have a cloak, you be our leader;
take charge of this heap of ruins!”
7 But in that day he will cry out,
“I have no remedy.
I have no food or clothing in my house;
not make me the leader of the people.”
Judah is falling;
their words and deeds are against the Lord,
look on their faces testifies against them;
parade their sin like Sodom;
do not hide it.
Woe to them!
They have brought disaster upon themselves.
13 The Lord takes
his place in court;
he rises to
judge the people.
14 The Lord enters into judgment
against the elders and leaders of his people:
“It is you who have
ruined my vineyard;
20 Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness
for light and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter.
to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.
and upright is the Lord;
therefore he instructs sinners in his ways.
9 He guides the humble in what is
right and teaches them his way.
So, what is the say we should follow?
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions; if
it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a
place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where
I go you know, and the way you know.”
said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the
life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.