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

 
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1 Strengthen yourselves, sons of Benjamin, From the midst of Jerusalem, And in Tekoa blow ye a trumpet, And over Beth-Haccerem lift ye up a flame, For evil hath been seen from the north, And 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 comely and the delicate one I have cut off, The daughter of Zion. 2 I will destroy the Daughter of Zion, so beautiful and delicate.
3 Unto her come do shepherds and their droves, They have stricken tents by her round about, They have fed each [in] his own station. 3 Shepherds with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around her, each tending his own portion."
4 Sanctify ye against her the battle, Rise, and we go up at noon. Wo to us, for turned hath the day, For stretched out are the shades of evening, 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 `Rise, and we go up by night, And we destroy her palaces.' 5 So arise, let us attack at night and destroy her fortresses!"
6 For thus said Jehovah of Hosts: Cut down her wood, And pour out against Jerusalem a mount, She [is] the city to be inspected, Wholly -- she is oppression in her midst. 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.