8 For this I will lament and wail; I will go stripped and naked; I will howl like the jackals, And moan like the daughters of owls.
9 For her wounds are incurable; For it has come even to Yehudah. It reaches to the gate of my people, Even to Yerushalayim.
10 Don't tell it in Gat, Don't weep at all. At Beit-La`afrah I have rolled myself in the dust.
11 Pass on, inhabitant of Shafir, in nakedness and shame. The inhabitant of Tza'anan won't come out. The wailing of Beit-Ha`etzel will take from you his protection.
12 For the inhabitant of Marot waits anxiously for good, Because evil has come down from the LORD to the gate of Yerushalayim.
13 Harness the chariot to the swift steed, inhabitant of Lakhish. She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Tziyon; For the transgressions of Yisra'el were found in you.
14 Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moreshet-Gat. The houses of Akhziv will be a deceitful thing to the kings of Yisra'el.
15 I will yet bring to you, inhabitant of Mareshah, He who is the glory of Yisra'el will come to `Adullam.
16 Shave your heads, And cut off your hair for the children of your delight. Enlarge your baldness like the rakham; For they have gone into captivity from you!