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 Judah. It reaches to the gate of my people, Even to Jerusalem.
10 Don't tell it in Gath, Don't weep at all. At Beth-le-aphrah I have rolled myself in the dust.
11 Pass on, inhabitant of Shaphir, in nakedness and shame. The inhabitant of Zaanan won't come out. The wailing of Beth-ezel will take from you his protection.
12 For the inhabitant of Maroth waits anxiously for good, Because evil has come down from Yahweh to the gate of Jerusalem.
13 Harness the chariot to the swift steed, inhabitant of Lachish. She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion; For the transgressions of Israel were found in you.
14 Therefore you will give a parting gift to Moresheth-gath. The houses of Achzib will be a deceitful thing to the kings of Israel.
15 I will yet bring to you, inhabitant of Mareshah, He who is the glory of Israel will come to Adullam.
16 Shave your heads, And cut off your hair for the children of your delight. Enlarge your baldness like the vulture; For they have gone into captivity from you!