For her wound1 is incurable;2 it has come to Judah.3 Ita has reached the very gate4 of my people, even to Jerusalem itself.
Tell it not in Gathb; weep not at all.c In Beth Ophrahd roll in the dust.
Pass on in nakedness5 and shame, you who live in Shaphir.e Those who live in Zaananf will not come out. Beth Ezel is in mourning; its protection is taken from you.
Those who live in Marothg writhe in pain, waiting for relief,6 because disaster7 has come from the LORD, even to the gate of Jerusalem.
You who live in Lachish,h8 harness the team to the chariot. You were the beginning of sin to the Daughter of Zion,9 for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.
Therefore you will give parting gifts10 to Moresheth11 Gath. The town of Aczibi12 will prove deceptive13 to the kings of Israel.
I will bring a conqueror against you who live in Mareshah.j14 He who is the glory of Israel will come to Adullam.1516
Shave16 your heads in mourning for the children in whom you delight; make yourselves as bald as the vulture, for they will go from you into exile.17