101Tell it not in 2Gath; weep not at all; in Beth-le-aphrah 3roll yourselves in the dust.
Pass on your way, inhabitants of Shaphir, 4in nakedness and shame; the inhabitants of Zaanan do not come out; the lamentation of Beth-ezel shall take away from you its standing place.
For the inhabitants of Maroth wait anxiously for good, because disaster has come down 5from the LORD to the gate of Jerusalem.
Harness the steeds to the chariots, inhabitants of 6Lachish; it was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion, for in you were found 7the transgressions of Israel.
Therefore you shall give parting giftsa to 8Moresheth-gath; the houses of 9Achzib shall be a deceitful thing to the kings of Israel.
I will again bring 10a conqueror to you, inhabitants of 11Mareshah; the glory of Israel shall come to 12Adullam.