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

 
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1 "Head for cover, people of Binyamin, get out of Yerushalayim! Blow the shofar in T'koa, light the beacon on Beit-Hakerem. For disaster threatens from the north, with 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 Although she is beautiful and delicate, I am cutting off the daughter of Tziyon." 2 I will destroy the Daughter of Zion, so beautiful and delicate.
3 Shepherds advance on her with their flocks; all around her they pitch their tents, each grazing his own plot of pasture. 3 Shepherds with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around her, each tending his own portion."
4 "Prepare for war against her! Get up! Let's attack at noon!" "Woe to us! for the day is waning, evening shadows are lengthening." 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 "Get up! Let's attack at night! Let's destroy her palaces!" 5 So arise, let us attack at night and destroy her fortresses!"
6 For ADONAI-Tzva'ot says this: "Cut down her trees, and raise a siege-ramp against Yerushalayim! This is the city to be punished; in her there is nothing but oppression. 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.