1 H5756 "Flee H1121 for safety, you children H1144 of Benjamin, H7130 out of the midst H3389 of Jerusalem, H8628 and blow H7782 the trumpet H8620 in Tekoa, H5375 and raise up H4864 a signal H1021 on Beth Haccherem; H7451 for evil H8259 looks H6828 forth from the north, H1419 and a great H7667 destruction.
3 H7462 Shepherds H5739 with their flocks H935 shall come H8628 to her; they shall pitch H168 their tents H5439 against her all around; H7462 they shall feed H376 everyone H3027 in his place."
4 H6942 "Prepare H4421 war H6965 against her; arise, H5927 and let us go up H6672 at noon. H188 Woe H3117 to us! For the day H6437 declines, H6752 for the shadows H6153 of the evening H5186 are stretched out.
6 H3068 For Yahweh H6635 of Armies H559 said, H3772 "Cut down H6097 trees, H8210 and cast H5550 up a mound H3389 against Jerusalem: H5892 this is the city H6485 to be visited; H6233 she is wholly oppression H7130 in the midst of her.
7 H953 As a well H6979 casts forth H4325 its waters, H6979 so she casts forth H7451 her wickedness: H2555 violence H7701 and destruction H8085 is heard H6440 in her; before me H8548 continually H2483 is sickness H4347 and wounds.
8 H3256 Be instructed, H3389 Jerusalem, H5315 lest my soul H3363 be alienated H7760 from you; lest I make H8077 you a desolation, H776 a land H3427 not inhabited."
9 H559 Thus says H3068 Yahweh H6635 of Armies, H5953 "They shall thoroughly H5953 glean H7611 the remnant H3478 of Israel H1612 like a vine. H7725 Turn again H3027 your hand H1219 as a grape gatherer H5552 into the baskets."
10 H1696 To whom shall I speak H1696 and testify, H8085 that they may hear? H241 Behold, their ear H6189 is uncircumcised, H3201 and they can't H7181 listen. H1697 Behold, the word H3068 of Yahweh H2781 has become a reproach H2654 to them. They have no delight in it.
11 H4392 Therefore I am full H2534 of the wrath H3068 of Yahweh. H3811 I am weary H3557 with holding in. H8210 "Pour it out H5768 on the children H2351 in the street, H5475 and on the assembly H970 of young men H3162 together; H376 for even the husband H802 with the wife H3920 shall be taken, H2205 the aged H4390 with him who is full H3117 of days.
12 H1004 Their houses H5437 shall be turned H312 to others, H7704 their fields H802 and their wives H3162 together; H5186 for I will stretch out H3027 my hand H3427 on the inhabitants H776 of the land, H5002 says H3068 Yahweh."
13 H6996 "For from their least H1419 even to their greatest, H1214 everyone is given H1215 to covetousness; H5030 and from the prophet H3548 even to the priest, H6213 everyone deals H8267 falsely.
14 H7495 They have healed H7667 also the hurt H1323 of my H5971 people H7043 superficially, H559 saying, H7965 ‘Peace, H7965 peace!' H7965 when there is no peace.
15 H3001 Were they ashamed H6213 when they had committed H8441 abomination? H1571 No, H954 they were not at all H954 ashamed, H1571 neither H3045 could H3637 they blush. H5307 Therefore they shall fall H5307 among those who fall; H6256 at the time H6485 that I visit H3782 them, they shall be cast down," H559 says H3068 Yahweh.
16 H559 Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H5975 "Stand H1870 in the ways H7200 and see, H7592 and ask H5769 for the old H5410 paths, H2896 ‘Where is the good H1870 way?' H3212 and walk H4672 in it, and you will find H4771 rest H5315 for your souls. H559 But they said, H3212 ‘We will not walk in it.'
17 H6965 I set H6822 watchmen H7181 over you, saying, ‘Listen H6963 to the sound H7782 of the trumpet!' H559 But they said, H7181 ‘We will not listen!'
19 H8085 Hear, H776 earth! H935 Behold, I will bring H7451 evil H5971 on this people, H6529 even the fruit H4284 of their thoughts, H7181 because they have not listened H1697 to my words; H8451 and as for my law, H3988 they have rejected it.
20 H935 To what purpose comes H3828 there to me frankincense H7614 from Sheba, H2896 and the sweet H7070 cane H4801 from a far H776 country? H5930 your burnt offerings H7522 are not acceptable, H2077 nor your sacrifices H6149 pleasing to me."
21 H559 Therefore thus says H3068 Yahweh, H5414 "Behold, I will lay H4383 stumbling blocks H5971 before this people. H1 The fathers H1121 and the sons H3162 together H3782 shall stumble H7934 against them. The neighbor H7453 and his friend H6 shall perish."
22 H559 Thus says H3068 Yahweh, H5971 "Behold, a people H935 comes H6828 from the north H776 country. H1419 A great H1471 nation H5782 shall be stirred H3411 up from the uttermost parts H776 of the earth.
23 H2388 They take hold H7198 of bow H3591 and spear. H394 They are cruel, H7355 and have no mercy. H6963 Their voice H1993 roars H3220 like the sea, H7392 and they ride H5483 on horses, H6186 everyone set in array, H376 as a man H4421 to the battle, H1323 against you, daughter H6726 of Zion."
24 H8085 We have heard H8089 its report; H3027 our hands H7503 become feeble: H6869 anguish H2388 has taken hold H2427 of us, and pains H3205 as of a woman in labor.
25 H3318 Don't go forth H7704 into the field, H3212 nor walk H1870 by the way; H2719 for the sword H341 of the enemy H4032 and terror, H5439 are on every side.
26 H1323 Daughter H5971 of my people, H2296 clothe H8242 yourself with sackcloth, H6428 and wallow H665 in ashes! H60 Mourn, H6213 as for H3173 an only son, H8563 most bitter H4553 lamentation; H7703 for the destroyer H6597 shall suddenly H935 come on us.
27 H5414 "I have made H969 you a tester H4013 of metals and a fortress H5971 among my people; H3045 that you may know H974 and try H1870 their way.
28 H5493 They are all grievous H5637 rebels, H1980 going H7400 about with slanders; H5178 they are brass H1270 and iron: H7843 they all of them deal corruptly.
29 H4647 The bellows H2787 blow fiercely; H5777 the lead H8552 is consumed H800 of the fire: H7723 in vain H6884 do they go H6884 on refining; H7451 for the wicked H5423 are not plucked away.