“Run for your lives, you people of Benjamin! Get out of Jerusalem! Sound the alarm in Tekoa! Send up a signal at Beth-hakkerem! A powerful army is coming from the north, coming with disaster and destruction.
O Jerusalem, you are my beautiful and delicate daughter— but I will destroy you!
References for Jeremiah 6:2
Enemies will surround you, like shepherds camped around the city. Each chooses a place for his troops to devour.
They shout, ‘Prepare for battle! Attack at noon!’ ‘No, it’s too late; the day is fading, and the evening shadows are falling.’
‘Well then, let’s attack at night and destroy her palaces!’”
This is what the of Heaven’s Armies says: “Cut down the trees for battering rams. Build siege ramps against the walls of Jerusalem. This is the city to be punished, for she is wicked through and through.