Therefore will I lament, and howl: I will go stript and naked: I will make a wailing like the dragons, and a mourning like the ostriches.
Because her wound is desperate, because it is come even to Juda, it hath touched the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
Declare ye it not in Geth, weep ye not with tears: in the house of Dust sprinkle yourselves with dust.
And pass away, O thou that dwellest in the beautiful place, covered with thy shame: she went not forth that dwelleth in the confines: the house adjoining shall receive mourning from you, which stood by herself.
For she is become weak unto good that dwelleth in bitterness: for evil is come down from the Lord into the gate of Jerusalem.
A tumult of chariots hath astonished the inhabitants of Lachis: it is the beginning of sin to the daughter of Sion for in thee were found the crimes of Israel.
Therefore shall she send messengers to the inheritance of Geth: the houses of lying to deceive the kings of Israel.
Yet will I bring an heir to thee that dwellest in Maresa: even to Odollam shall the glory of Israel come.
Make thee bald, and be polled for thy delicate children: enlarge thy baldness as the eagle: for they are carried into captivity from thee.