Jeremiah 6:1-8 CEB

Prepare for war

1 Escape, people of Benjamin, get out of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in Tekoa, sound the alarm in Beth-haccherem; for disaster looms from the north, massive devastation.

References for Jeremiah 6:1

      2 You are like a lovely pasture, Daughter Zion.a

      References for Jeremiah 6:2

        • v 6:2 - Heb uncertain
          3 Shepherds come to her with their flocks. They pitch their tents around her and graze in their place.
          4 "Prepare for battle against her; get ready; let's attack by noon! Oh, no! Daylight is fading, and the evening shadows lengthen.
          5 Get ready, let's attack by night and destroy her fortresses!"
          6 The LORD of heavenly forces proclaims: Cut down her trees, and build siege ramps against Jerusalem. This city must be held accountable,b for there's nothing but oppression in her midst.

          References for Jeremiah 6:6

            • w 6:6 - Heb uncertain
              7 As a well brings forth fresh water, she brings forth evil. Violence and destruction are heard within her; injury and wounds are ever before me.
              8 Hear me out,c Jerusalem, or else I'll turn away from you and reduce you to ruins, a land unfit to live in.

              References for Jeremiah 6:8

                • x 6:8 - Or <i>Accept correction</i>