Isaiah 3: Prophecies against the Proud

Old Testament Seminary Student Study Guide, (2002), 140

Isaiah 3 contains Isaiah’s further description of Israel’s and Judah’s wicked condition in his day and what would happen because of their wickedness. Isaiah used one of his most descriptive images as he compared the house of Israel to prideful women completely decorated in the most fashionable styles of the day. These women, very concerned with appearing beautiful on the outside, had neglected true inner spirituality. We can liken these teachings to ourselves as a warning of what will happen to us if we are prideful and wicked.