1 H1121 O you children H1144 of Benjamin, H5756 gather H5756 yourselves to flee H7130 out of the middle H3389 of Jerusalem, H8628 and blow H7782 the trumpet H8620 in Tekoa, H5375 and set H4864 up a sign H1021 of fire in Bethhaccerem: H7451 for evil H8259 appears H6828 out of the north, H1419 and great H7667 destruction.
3 H7462 The shepherds H5739 with their flocks H935 shall come H8628 to her; they shall pitch H168 their tents H5921 against H5439 her round H7462 about; they shall feed H376 every H376 one H3027 in his place.
4 H6942 Prepare H4421 you war H5921 against H6965 her; arise, H5927 and let us go H6672 up at noon. H188 Woe H3117 to us! for the day H6437 goes H6752 away, for the shadows H6153 of the evening H5186 are stretched out.
6 H3541 For thus H3068 has the LORD H6635 of hosts H559 said, H3772 Hew H6097 you down trees, H8210 and cast H5550 a mount H5921 against H3389 Jerusalem: H1931 this H5892 is the city H6485 to be visited; H3605 she is wholly H6233 oppression H7130 in the middle of her.
7 H953 As a fountain H6979 casts H4325 out her waters, H3651 so H6979 she casts H7451 out her wickedness: H2555 violence H7701 and spoil H8085 is heard H5921 in her; before H6440 H8548 me continually H2483 is grief H4347 and wounds.
8 H3256 Be you instructed, H3389 O Jerusalem, H6435 lest H5315 my soul H3363 depart H6435 from you; lest H7760 I make H8077 you desolate, H776 a land H3427 not inhabited.
9 H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts, H5953 They shall thoroughly glean H7611 the remnant H3478 of Israel H1612 as a vine: H7725 turn H7725 back H3027 your hand H1219 as a grape gatherer H5921 into H5552 the baskets.
10 H4310 To whom H1696 shall I speak, H5749 and give warning, H8085 that they may hear? H2009 behold, H241 their ear H6189 is uncircumcised, H3808 and they cannot H3201 H7181 listen: H2009 behold, H1697 the word H3068 of the LORD H2781 is to them a reproach; H3808 they have no H2654 delight in it.
11 H4392 Therefore I am full H2534 of the fury H3068 of the LORD; H3811 I am weary H3557 with holding H8210 in: I will pour H5768 it out on the children H2351 abroad, H5475 and on the assembly H970 of young H3162 men together: H1571 for even H376 the husband H802 with the wife H3920 shall be taken, H2205 the aged H4390 with him that is full H3117 of days.
12 H1004 And their houses H5437 shall be turned H312 to others, H7704 with their fields H802 and wives H3162 together: H5186 for I will stretch H3027 out my hand H3427 on the inhabitants H776 of the land, H5002 said H3068 the LORD.
13 H6996 For from the least H1419 of them even to the greatest H3605 of them every H1215 one is given to covetousness; H5030 and from the prophet H3548 even to the priest H3605 every H6213 one deals H8267 falsely.
14 H7495 They have healed H7667 also the hurt H5971 of the daughter of my people H7043 slightly, H559 saying, H7965 Peace, H7965 peace; H369 when there is no H7965 peace.
15 H954 Were they ashamed H3588 when H6213 they had committed H8441 abomination? H1571 no, H954 they were not at all ashamed, H1571 neither H3808 H3045 could H3637 they blush: H3651 therefore H5307 they shall fall H5307 among them that fall: H6256 at the time H6485 that I visit H3782 them they shall be cast H3782 down, H559 said H3068 the LORD.
16 H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD, H5975 Stand H1870 you in the ways, H7200 and see, H7592 and ask H5769 for the old H5410 paths, H335 where H2896 is the good H1870 way, H3212 and walk H4672 therein, and you shall find H4771 rest H5315 for your souls. H559 But they said, H3212 We will not walk therein.
17 H6965 Also I set H6822 watchmen H5921 over H7181 you, saying, Listen H6963 to the sound H7782 of the trumpet. H559 But they said, H7181 We will not listen.
18 H3651 Therefore H8085 hear, H1471 you nations, H3045 and know, H5712 O congregation, H853 what H834 is among them.
19 H8085 Hear, H776 O earth: H2009 behold, H935 I will bring H7451 evil H2088 on this H5971 people, H6529 even the fruit H4284 of their thoughts, H3588 because H7181 they have not listened H1697 to my words, H8451 nor to my law, H3988 but rejected it.
20 H4100 To what H935 purpose comes H3828 there to me incense H7614 from Sheba, H2896 and the sweet H7070 cane H4801 from a far H776 country? H5930 your burnt H7522 offerings are not acceptable, H3808 nor H2077 your sacrifices H6149 sweet to me.
21 H3651 Therefore H3541 thus H559 said H3068 the LORD, H2005 Behold, H5414 I will lay H4383 stumbling blocks H413 before H2088 this H5971 people, H1 and the fathers H1121 and the sons H3162 together H3782 shall fall H7934 on them; the neighbor H7453 and his friend H6 shall perish.
22 H3541 Thus H559 said H3068 the LORD, H2009 Behold, H5971 a people H935 comes H6828 from the north H776 country, H1419 and a great H1471 nation H5782 shall be raised H3411 from the sides H776 of the earth.
23 H2388 They shall lay hold H7198 on bow H3591 and spear; H394 they are cruel, H3808 and have no H7355 mercy; H6963 their voice H1993 roars H3220 like the sea; H7392 and they ride H5483 on horses, H6186 set in array H376 as men H4421 for war H5921 against H1323 you, O daughter H6726 of Zion.
24 H8085 We have heard H8089 the fame H3027 thereof: our hands H7503 wax feeble: H6869 anguish H2388 has taken H2388 hold H2427 of us, and pain, H3205 as of a woman in travail.
25 H3318 Go H3318 not forth H7704 into the field, H408 nor H3212 walk H1870 by the way; H2719 for the sword H341 of the enemy H4032 and fear H5437 is on every H5439 side.
26 H1323 O daughter H5971 of my people, H2296 gird H8242 you with sackcloth, H6428 and wallow H665 yourself in ashes: H6213 make H60 you mourning, H3173 as for an only H3173 son, H8563 most bitter H4553 lamentation: H7703 for the spoiler H6597 shall suddenly H935 come on us.
27 H5414 I have set H969 you for a tower H4013 and a fortress H5971 among my people, H3045 that you may know H974 and try H1870 their way.
28 H3605 They are all H5493 grievous H5637 rebels, H1980 walking H7400 with slanders: H5178 they are brass H1270 and iron; H3605 they are all H7843 corrupters.
29 H4647 The bellows H2787 are burned, H5777 the lead H8552 is consumed H784 of the fire; H6884 the founder H6884 melts H7723 in vain: H7451 for the wicked H5423 are not plucked away.