Flee for safety, 1O people of Benjamin, from the midst of Jerusalem! Blow the trumpet in 2Tekoa, and raise a signal on 3Beth-haccherem, for disaster looms 4out of the north, and great destruction.
The lovely and delicately bred I will destroy, 5the daughter of Zion.a36Shepherds with their flocks shall come against her; 7they shall pitch their tents around her; they shall pasture, each in his place.
48"Prepare war against her; arise, and let us attack 9at noon! Woe to us, for the day declines, for the shadows of evening lengthen!
Arise, and let us attack by night and destroy her palaces!"
For thus says the LORD of hosts: 10"Cut down her trees; 11cast up a siege mound against Jerusalem. This is the city that must be 12punished; there is nothing but oppression within her.