For her wounds are incurable; for it is come even unto Judah, it reacheth unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
Tell it not in Gath, weep not at all; a at Beth-le-aphrah b roll thyself in the dust.
Pass away, inhabitress of Shaphir, c in nakedness [and] shame. The inhabitress of Zaanan d is not come forth for the lamentation of Beth-ezel: e he will f take from you its shelter. g12
For the inhabitress of Maroth h waited anxiously for good; but evil hath come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem.
Bind the chariot to the swift steed, O inhabitress of Lachish: she was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion; for in thee were found the transgressions of Israel.
Therefore shalt thou give parting-gifts to Moresheth-Gath: i the houses of Achzib j shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
I will yet bring unto thee an heir, k O inhabitress of Mareshah; l the glory of Israel shall come even unto Adullam. m16
Make thee bald, and poll thee for the children of thy delights; enlarge thy baldness as the eagle, n for they are gone into captivity from thee.