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Jeremiah 6:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Go in flight out of Jerusalem, so that you may be safe, you children of Benjamin, and let the horn be sounded in Tekoa, and the flag be lifted up on Beth-haccherem: for evil is looking out from the north, and a great destruction. 1 "Flee for safety, people of Benjamin! Flee from Jerusalem! Sound the trumpet in Tekoa! Raise the signal over Beth Hakkerem! For disaster looms out of the north, even terrible destruction.
2 The fair and delicate one, the daughter of Zion, will be cut off by my hand. 2 I will destroy the Daughter of Zion, so beautiful and delicate.
3 Keepers of sheep with their flocks will come to her; they will put up their tents round her; everyone will get food in his place. 3 Shepherds with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around her, each tending his own portion."
4 Make war ready against her; up! let us go up when the sun is high. Sorrow is ours! for the day is turned and the shades of evening are stretched out. 4 "Prepare for battle against her! Arise, let us attack at noon! But, alas, the daylight is fading, and the shadows of evening grow long.
5 Up! let us go up by night, and send destruction on her great houses. 5 So arise, let us attack at night and destroy her fortresses!"
6 For this is what the Lord of armies has said: Let trees be cut down and an earthwork be placed against Jerusalem: sorrow on the false town! inside her there is nothing but cruel ways. 6 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Cut down the trees and build siege ramps against Jerusalem. This city must be punished; it is filled with oppression.