The Bible in Its Traditions

Isaiah 32:9–14

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Rise up, ye women that are at ease, and hear my voice; ye confident daughters, give ear unto my speech.

You opulent women, rise up and listen to my voice! O confident daughters, play close attention to my eloquence!

Rise up, O you rich women; hear my voice, O you daughters that publish glad tidings, give ear to my speech.

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10  After a year and days shall ye be troubled, ye confident women; for the vintage shall fail, the ingathering shall not come.

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11  Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled, ye confident ones; strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth upon your loins,

11  Be amazed, be pained, ye confident ones: strip you, bare yourselves, gird your loins;

11  Be stupefied, you opulent women! Be disturbed, O confident ones! Strip yourselves, and be confounded; gird yourselves at the waist.

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12  Smiting upon the breasts for the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine;

12  and beat your breasts, because of the pleasant field, and the fruit of the vine.

12  Mourn over your breasts, over the delightful country, over the fruitful vineyard.

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13  For the land of my people whereon thorns and briers come up; yea, for all the houses of joy and the joyous city.

13  Thorn and brier will rise up, over the soil of my people. How much more over all the houses of gladness, over the city of exultation?

13  Upon the land of my people shall grow up thorns and briers; yea, upon all the houses of mirth in the mighty city;

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14  For the palace shall be forsaken; the city with its stir shall be deserted; the mound and the tower shall be for dens for ever, a joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks;

14  As for the rich city, the houses are deserted; they shall abandon the wealth of the city, and the pleasant houses: and the villages shall be caves for ever, the joy of wild asses, shepherds’ pastures;

14  For the house has been forsaken. The multitude of the city has been abandoned. A darkness and a covering have been placed over its dens, even unto eternity. It will be the gladness of wild donkeys and the pasture of flocks,