Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech.
Because haughty are the daughters of Zion, And they walk with neck thrown back, and wanton eyes, - Tripping along as they go, And with their feet, making, a tinkling sound,
And thou saidst, Unto times age-abiding, shall I be Mistress, - Insomuch that thou laidst not these things to thy heart, Didst not keep in mind the issue thereof,
The tender and delicate woman among you who hath never adventured the sole of her foot to set it upon the ground, through delicateness and through tenderness, her eye shall be jealous of the husband of her bosom, and of her own son, and of her own daughter;
To a comely and delicate woman, have I likened the daughter of Zion:
Moab, hath been at ease from his youth, And settled is he upon his lees, And hath not been poured out from vessel to vessel, Nor into captivity, hath gone, - For this cause, hath his flavour stood still within him, And his scent is unchanged.
They who used to eat delicacies, are deserted in the streets, - They who used to be carried on crimson, have embraced heaps of refuse.
Alas for the careless in Zion, and for them who put confidence in the mountain of Samaria, - the distinguished among the first group of nations, to whom came in the house of Israel.
Give ear, and hear ye my voice, - Hearken, and hear ye my speech: -
And, when it was told Jotham, he went and stood on the top of Mount Gerizim, and lifted up his voice, and cried aloud, - and said unto them - Hearken unto me, ye owners of Shechem, and may God, hearken unto you.
Hear ye, this all ye peoples, Give ear, all ye inhabitants of this passing world;
He that hath ears, let him hear.
Mourneth the new wine. Withereth the vine, - Sighing are all the merryhearted: