O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evilappeareth out of the north, and greatdestruction.2
I have likened the daughter of Zion to a comelya and delicate woman.
The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place.4Prepare ye war against her; arise , and let us go up at noon.Woe unto us! for the day goeth away , for the shadows of the evening are stretched out .
5Arise , and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces.6
For thus hath the LORD of hostssaid , Hew ye downtrees, and castb a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited ; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her.