"Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin, From the midst of Jerusalem! Now blow a trumpet in Tekoa And raise a signal over Beth-haccerem; For evil looks down from the north, And a great destruction. (Jeremiah 6:1)

"The comely and dainty one, the daughter of Zion, I will cut off. (Jeremiah 6:2)

"Shepherds and their flocks will come to her, They will pitch their tents around her, They will pasture each in his place. (Jeremiah 6:3)

"Prepare war against her; Arise, and let us attack at noon. Woe to us, for the day declines, For the shadows of the evening lengthen! (Jeremiah 6:4)

"Arise, and let us attack by night And destroy her palaces!" (Jeremiah 6:5)

For thus says the LORD of hosts, "Cut down her trees And cast up a siege against Jerusalem. This is the city to be punished, In whose midst there is only oppression. (Jeremiah 6:6)

"As a well keeps its waters fresh, So she keeps fresh her wickedness. Violence and destruction are heard in her; Sickness and wounds are ever before Me. (Jeremiah 6:7)

"Be warned, O Jerusalem, Or I shall be alienated from you, And make you a desolation, A land not inhabited." (Jeremiah 6:8)


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