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.

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The Lord will wash away the filth(A) of the women of Zion;(B) he will cleanse(C) the bloodstains(D) from Jerusalem by a spirit[a] of judgment(E) and a spirit[b] of fire.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 4:4 Or the Spirit
  2. Isaiah 4:4 Or the Spirit
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The Women of Jerusalem

You women(A) who are so complacent,
    rise up and listen(B) to me;
you daughters who feel secure,(C)
    hear what I have to say!
10 In little more than a year(D)
    you who feel secure will tremble;
the grape harvest will fail,(E)
    and the harvest of fruit will not come.
11 Tremble,(F) you complacent women;
    shudder, you daughters who feel secure!(G)
Strip off your fine clothes(H)
    and wrap yourselves in rags.(I)
12 Beat your breasts(J) for the pleasant fields,
    for the fruitful vines(K)
13 and for the land of my people,
    a land overgrown with thorns and briers(L)
yes, mourn(M) for all houses of merriment
    and for this city of revelry.(N)

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