"Head for cover, people of Binyamin, get out of Yerushalayim! Blow the shofar in T'koa, light the beacon on Beit-Hakerem. For disaster threatens from the north, with great destruction.
Although she is beautiful and delicate, I am cutting off the daughter of Tziyon."
Shepherds advance on her with their flocks; all around her they pitch their tents, each grazing his own plot of pasture.
"Prepare for war against her! Get up! Let's attack at noon!" "Woe to us! for the day is waning, evening shadows are lengthening."
"Get up! Let's attack at night! Let's destroy her palaces!"
For ADONAI-Tzva'ot says this: "Cut down her trees, and raise a siege-ramp against Yerushalayim! This is the city to be punished; in her there is nothing but oppression.