From the Prophet Isaias Chapter iii
For behold the sovereign the Lord of hosts shall take away from Jerusalem and from Juda the valiant and the strong, the whole strength of bread, and the whole strength of water; the strong man, and the man of war, the judge and the prophet, and the cunning man, and the ancient, the captain over fifty, and the honourable in countenance , and the counselor, and the architect, and the skillful in eloquent speech.
And I will give children to be their princes; and the effeminate shall rule over them. For Jerusalem is ruined, and Juda has fallen, because their tongue and their devices are against the Lord, to provoke the eyes of his majesty. The show of their countenance hath answered them, and they have proclaimed abroad their sin as Sodom, and they have not hid it.
Woe to their souls, for evils are rendered to them! Say to the just man that it is well, for he shall eat the fruit of his doings. Woe to the wicked unto evil! for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
from page 143 vol 1 The Liturgical Year
Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.
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