Run for cover, Benjaminites, out of Jerusalem! Sound the ram's horn in Tekoa; raise a smoke signal over Beth-haccherem, for disaster threatens from the north, even great destruction.
References for Jeremiah 6:1
[Though she is] beautiful and delicate, I will destroy Daughter Zion.
References for Jeremiah 6:2
Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch [their] tents all around her. Each will pasture his own portion.
Set [them] apart for war against her; rise up, let's attack at noon. Woe to us, for the day is passing; the evening shadows grow long.
References for Jeremiah 6:4
Rise up, let's attack by night. Let us destroy her fortresses."
For this is what the Lord of Hosts says: Cut down the trees; raise a siege ramp against Jerusalem. This city must be punished. There is nothing but oppression within her.