Jeremiah 6:1-8 CSB

Threatened Siege of Jerusalem

1 Run for cover,a Benjaminites, out of Jerusalem! Sound the ram's horn in Tekoa;b raise a smoke signalc over Beth-haccherem,d for disaster threatens from the north, even great destruction.

References for Jeremiah 6:1

    • a 6:1 - Jr 4:6; Ex 9:19; Isa 10:31
    • b 6:1 - 2 Sm 14:2; 2 Ch 11:6; 20:20
    • c 6:1 - Jdg 20:38,40
    • d 6:1 - Or House of the Vineyard; Neh 3:14
      2 [Though she is] beautiful and delicate, I will destroye Daughter Zion.

      References for Jeremiah 6:2

        • e 6:2 - Or silence
          3 Shepherds and their flocks will come against her; they will pitch [their] tents all around her. Each will pasture his own portion.
          4 Set [them] apart for warf 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

            • f 6:4 - Jr 51:27; Mc 3:5
              5 Rise up, let's attack by night. Let us destroy her fortresses."
              6 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.
              7 As a well gushes out its water, so she pours forth her evil.g Violence and destructionh resound in her. Sickness and wounds keep coming to My attention.

              References for Jeremiah 6:7

                • g 6:7 - Or well keeps its water fresh, so she keeps her evil fresh
                • h 6:7 - Jr 20:8; Am 3:10; Hab 1:3
                  8 Be warned, Jerusalem, or I will be torn away from you; I will make you a desolation, a land devoid of inhabitant.