Nephi’s Quotations of Isaiah

The Daughters of Zion Denounced

2 Nephi 13:16–17

The Lord will curse the vain daughters of Zion with scabby baldness.

Moreover, the Lord saith:

Because the daughters of Zion are haughty,
and walk with stretched–forth necks and wanton eyes,
walking and mincing as they go,
and making a tinkling with their feet—

Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab
the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion,
and the Lord will discover their secret parts.

2 Nephi 13:18–23

The Lord will take away all their jewelry and accessories.

In that day the Lord will take away
the bravery of their tinkling ornaments,
and cauls, and round tires like the moon;

The chains and the bracelets,
and the mufflers;

The bonnets,
and the ornaments of the legs,
and the headbands,
and the tablets,
and the ear–rings;

The rings,
and nose jewels;

The changeable suits of apparel,
and the mantles,
and the wimples,
and the crisping–pins;

The glasses,
and the fine linen,
and hoods,
and the veils.

2 Nephi 13:24-31, 14:1

The daughters of Zion will lose all their appeal, and will be stricken with misery and affliction.

And it shall come to pass,
instead of sweet smell there shall be stink;
and instead of a girdle, a rent;
and instead of well set hair, baldness;
and instead of a stomacher,
a girding of sackcloth;
burning instead of beauty.

Thy men shall fall by the sword and thy mighty in the war.

And her gates shall lament and mourn;
and she shall be desolate,
and shall sit upon the ground.

And in that day,
seven women shall take hold of one man, saying:

We will eat our own bread,
and wear our own apparel;
only let us be called by thy name
to take away our reproach.