Isaiah 03:12

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Isaiah 3:12


12 As for
my people,
[`am] children [`alal] are their
[nagas] and women [‘ishshah] rule [mashal] over them. O
my people,
[`am] they which lead [‘ashar] thee cause thee to err, [ta`ah] and destroy [bala`] the way
[derek] of thy paths. [‘orach] KJV-Interlinear


12 O My
people! Their oppressors are children, And women rule over them. O My people!
Those who guide you lead you astray, And confuse the direction of your paths.  NASB


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This is a leadership that has collapsed in both responsibility and in integrity.

Children, refers to those who lack education, who lack experience, who are not qualified to lead. They oppress or exact taxes or burdens. This is a descriptive phrase that indicates the burdens of government placed on its citizens.

Women rule, does not mean women ruling, but means that those who rule lack the manly attributes typically associated with authority. Lacking cojones, is a masculine term that we would use today for male organs. Another term that would apply would be backbone, or guts, or such terms like that, but this term for male components is the best fit for getting the message across.

Those who lead, describes not only the government, but a wide array of leadership positions, including parenting, teachers, business or organizational leadership. This includes the entire spectrum of society wherein the leadership common sense has collapsed, and has been replaced with spineless and unqualified people.

The result? Error, failure, burdens, and the eventual collapse of society. Destroy here means to swallow up. Err, is a reference to sin or evil or down the path of failure.

Therefore, to reject doctrine and pursue anything and everything other than doctrine, will bring society to this position of utter and total failure.

This principle applies on a national level, applies historically throughout history, applies especially when the Tribulation occurs and it will be the maximum effect of this failure in society.

And, this principle applies to you and your personal life if you are indifferent toward God, Christ, doctrine and the responsibilities and obligations that God has placed on you and your life.





Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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