Judgment Pronounced on Arrogance
5 O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the Law of the Lord.6 Surely thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of Jacob, because they are full of the East manners, and are sorcerers as the Philistines, and abound with strange children. 7 Their land also was full of silver and gold, and there was none end of their treasures; and their land was full of horses, and their chariots were infinite. 8 Their land also was full of idols; they worshipped the work of their own hands, which their own fingers have made. 9 And a man bowed himself, and a man humbled himself, therefore spare them not. 10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust from before the fear of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty. 11 The high look of man shall be humbled, and the loftiness of men shall be abased, and the Lord only shall be exalted in that day. 12 For the day of the Lord of hosts is upon all the proud and haughty, and upon all that is exalted, and it shall be made low. 13 Even upon all the cedars of Lebanon, that are high and exalted, and upon all the oaks of Bashan, 14 And upon all the high mountains, and upon all the hills that are lifted up, 15 And upon every high tower, and upon every strong wall, 16 And upon all the ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant pictures. 17 And the haughtiness of men shall be brought low, and the loftiness of men shall be abased, and the Lord shall only be exalted in that day. 18 And the idols will he utterly destroy. 19 Then they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from before the fear of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he shall arise to destroy the earth. 20 At that day shall man cast away his silver idols, and his golden idols (which they had made themselves to worship them) to the moles and to the backs, 21 To go into the holes of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged rocks from before the fear of the Lord, and from the glory of his majesty, when he shall rise to destroy the earth. 22 Cease you from the man whose breath is in his nostrils; for wherein is he to be esteemed? 3:1 For lo, the Lord God of hosts will take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the stay and the strength, even all the stay of bread, and all the stay of water, 2 The strong man, and the man of war, the judge and the prophet, the prudent and the aged, 3 The captain of fifty, and the honorable, and the counselor, and the cunning artificer, and the eloquent man. 4 And I will appoint children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. 5 The people shall be oppressed one of another, and every one by his neighbor; the children shall presume against the ancient, and the vile against the honorable. 6 When everyone shall take hold of his brother of the house of his father, and say, Thou hast clothing, thou shalt be our prince, and let this fall be under thine hand. 7 In that day he shall swear, saying, I cannot be an helper, for there is no bread in mine house, nor clothing; therefore make me no prince of the people. 8 Doubtless Jerusalem is fallen, and Judah is fallen down, because their tongue and works are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his glory. 9 The trial of their countenance testifieth against them, yea, they declare their sins as Sodom, they hide them not. Woe be unto their souls! For they have rewarded evil unto themselves. 10 Say ye, Surely it shall be well with the just, for they shall eat the fruit of their works. 11 Woe be to the wicked, it shall be evil with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him. 12 Children are extortioners of my people, and women have rule over them. O my people, they that lead thee, cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths. 13 The Lord standeth up to plead, yea, he standeth to judge the people. 14 The Lord shall enter into judgment with the Ancients of his people and the prince's thereof, for ye have eaten up the vineyard; the spoil of the poor is in your houses. 15 What have ye to do, that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor, saith the Lord, even the Lord of hosts? 16 The Lord also saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched out necks, and with wandering eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet, 17 Therefore shall the Lord make the heads of the daughters of Zion bald, and the Lord shall discover their secret parts. 18 In that day shall the Lord take away the ornament of the slippers, and the cauls, and the round tires, 19 The sweet balls, and the bracelets, and the bonnets, 20 The tires of the head, and the slops, and the headbands, and the tablets, and the earrings, 21 The rings and the mufflers, 22 The costly apparel and the veils, and the wimples, and the crisping pins, 23 And the glasses and the fine linen, and the hoods, and the lawns. 24 And instead of sweet savor, there shall be stink, and instead of a girdle, a rent, and instead of dressing of the 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 strength in the battle. 26 Then shall her gates mourn and lament, and she, being desolate, shall sit upon the ground. 4:1 And in that day shall seven women take hold of one man, saying, We will eat our own bread, and we will wear our own garments, only let us be called by thy name, and take away our reproach. 2 In that day shall the bud of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and pleasant for them that are escaped of Israel.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
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