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

 
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1 "Run for your lives, you people of Benjamin! Flee from Jerusalem! Sound the alarm in Tekoa! Send up a signal at Beth-hakkerem! Warn everyone that a powerful army is coming from the north to destroy this nation. 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 O Jerusalem, you are my beautiful and delicate daughter -- but I will destroy you! 2 I will destroy the Daughter of Zion, so beautiful and delicate.
3 Enemy shepherds will surround you. They will set up camp around the city and divide your pastures for their flocks. 3 Shepherds with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around her, each tending his own portion."
4 They shout, 'Prepare for battle and attack at noon! But now the day is fading, and the evening shadows are falling. 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 So let us attack by night and destroy her palaces!'" 5 So arise, let us attack at night and destroy her fortresses!"
6 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Cut down the trees for battering rams. Build ramps against the walls of Jerusalem. This is the city to be punished, for she is wicked through and through. 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.