"Run for your lives, people of Benjamin! Run away from Jerusalem! Disaster is coming from the north; terrible destruction is coming to you.
Jerusalem, I will destroy you, you who are fragile and gentle.
Shepherds with their flocks will come against Jerusalem. They will set up their tents all around her, each shepherd taking care of his own section."
They say, "Get ready to fight against Jerusalem! But it is already getting late; the evening shadows are growing long.
So get up! We will attack at night.
This is what the Lord All-Powerful says: "Cut down the trees around Jerusalem, and build an attack ramp to the top of its walls. This city must be punished. Inside it is nothing but slavery.