8 Because of this I must lament and wail, I must go 1barefoot and naked; I must make a lament like the 2jackals And a mourning like the ostriches.
9 For her a3wound is incurable, For 4it has come to Judah; It has reached the 5gate of my people, Even to Jerusalem.
10 6Tell it not in Gath, Weep not at all. At bBeth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust.
11 cGo on your way, inhabitant of dShaphir, in 7shameful nakedness. The inhabitant of e8Zaanan does not fescape. The lamentation of gBeth-ezel: "He will take from you its hsupport."
12 For the inhabitant of iMaroth Becomes weak 9waiting for good, Because a calamity has come down from the LORD To the 10gate of Jerusalem.
13 Harness the chariot to the team of horses, O inhabitant of 11Lachish - She was the beginning of sin To the daughter of Zion - Because in you were found The 12rebellious acts of Israel.
14 Therefore you will give parting 13gifts On behalf of Moresheth-gath; The houses of 14Achzib will become a 15deception To the kings of Israel.
15 Moreover, I will bring on you The one who takes possession, O inhabitant of j16Mareshah. The glory of Israel will enter 17Adullam.
16 Make yourself 18bald and cut off your hair, Because of the children of your delight; Extend your baldness like the eagle, For they will 19go from you into exile.