"Flee for safety, people of Benjamin! Flee from Jerusalem! Sound the trumpet1 in Tekoa!2 Raise the signal over Beth Hakkerem!3 For disaster looms out of the north,4 even terrible destruction.
I will destroy Daughter Zion,5 so beautiful and delicate.63
Shepherds7 with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around8 her, each of them tending their own portion."
"Prepare for battle against her! Arise, let us attack at noon!9 But, alas, the daylight is fading, and the shadows of evening grow long.
So arise, let us attack at night and destroy her fortresses!"
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Cut down the trees10 and build siege ramps11 against Jerusalem. This city must be punished; it is filled with oppression.12