9 For her wounds are incurable; for it is come even unto Judah, it reacheth unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
10 Tell it not in Gath, weep not at all; a at Beth-le-aphrah b roll thyself in the dust.
11 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. g
12 For the inhabitress of Maroth h waited anxiously for good; but evil hath come down from Jehovah unto the gate of Jerusalem.
13 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.
14 Therefore shalt thou give parting-gifts to Moresheth-Gath: i the houses of Achzib j shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
15 I will yet bring unto thee an heir, k O inhabitress of Mareshah; l the glory of Israel shall come even unto Adullam. m
16 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.