1 H1121 O ye sons H1144 of Benjamin, H5756 [H8685] gather yourselves to flee H7130 out of the midst H3389 of Jerusalem, H8628 [H8798] and blow H7782 the shofar H8620 in Tekoa, H5375 [H8798] and set up H4864 a sign H1021 of fire in Bethhaccerem: H7451 for evil H8259 [H8738] appeareth H6828 out of the north, H1419 and great H7667 fracturing.
2 H1820 [H8804] I have likened H1323 the daughter H6726 of Zion H5116 to a comely H6026 [H8794] and delicate woman.
3 H7462 [H8802] The shepherds H5739 with their flocks H935 [H8799] shall come H8628 [H8804] to her; they shall pitch H168 their tents H5439 against her on every side; H7462 [H8804] they shall feed H376 every one H3027 in his place.
4 H6942 [H8761] Sanctify H4421 ye war H6965 [H8798] against her; arise, H5927 [H8799] and let us go up H6672 at noon. H188 Woe H3117 to us! for the day H6437 [H8804] departeth, H6752 for the shadows H6153 of the evening H5186 [H8735] are lengthened.
5 H6965 [H8798] Arise, H5927 [H8799] and let us go H3915 by night, H7843 [H8686] and let us decay H759 her palaces.
6 H3068 For thus hath the LORD H6635 of hosts H559 [H8804] said, H3772 [H8798] Hew ye down H6097 trees, H8210 [H8798] and cast H5550 a mount H3389 against Jerusalem: H5892 this is the city H6485 [H8717] to be visited; H6233 she is wholly oppression H7130 in the midst of her.
7 H953 As a fountain H6979 [H8687] casteth out H4325 her waters, H6979 [H8689] so she casteth out H7451 her evil: H2555 violence H7701 and ravaging H8085 [H8735] is heard H6440 in her; before the face of me H8548 continually H2483 are grief H4347 and wounds.
8 H3256 [H8734] Be thou instructed, H3389 O Jerusalem, H5315 lest my breath H3363 [H8799] be dislocated H7760 [H8799] from thee; lest I make H8077 thee desolate, H776 a land H3427 [H8738] not inhabited.
9 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD H6635 of hosts, H5953 [H8780] They shall thoroughly H5953 [H8779] glean H7611 the remnant H3478 of Israel H1612 as a vine: H7725 [H8685] turn back H3027 thine hand H1219 [H8802] as a grapegatherer H5552 into the baskets.
10 H1696 [H8762] To whom shall I speak, H5749 [H8686] and give warning, H8085 [H8799] that they may hear? H241 behold, their ear H6189 is uncircumcised, H3201 [H8799] and they cannot H7181 [H8687] hearken: H1697 behold, the word H3068 of the LORD H2781 is to them a reproach; H2654 [H8799] they have no delight in it.
11 H4392 Therefore I am full H2534 of the hot anger H3068 of the LORD; H3811 [H8738] I am weary H3557 [H8687] with holding in: H8210 [H8800] I will pour it out H5768 upon the children H2351 abroad, H5475 and upon the assembly H970 of young men H3162 together: H376 for even the husband H802 with the wife H3920 [H8735] shall be taken, H2205 the aged H4390 [H8804] with him that is full H3117 of days.
12 H1004 And their houses H5437 [H8738] shall be turned H312 to others, H7704 with their fields H802 and wives H3162 together: H5186 [H8686] for I will stretch out H3027 my hand H3427 [H8802] upon the inhabitants H776 of the land, H5002 [H8803] saith H3068 the LORD.
13 H6996 For from the least H1419 of them even to the greatest H1214 [H8802] of them every one is given H1215 to covetousness; H5030 and from the prophet H3548 even to the priest H6213 [H8802] every one dealeth H8267 falsely.
14 H7495 [H8762] They have healed H7667 also the hurt H1323 [H8676] of the daughter H5971 of my people H7043 [H8738] slightly, H559 [H8800] saying, H7965 Peace, H7965 peace; H7965 when there is no peace.
15 H3001 [H8689] Were they ashamed H6213 [H8804] when they had committed H8441 abomination? H1571 nay, H954 [H8800] they were not at all H954 [H8799] pale, H1571 neither H3045 [H8804] could H3637 [H8687] they blush: H5307 [H8799] therefore they shall fall H5307 [H8802] among them that fall: H6256 at the time H6485 [H8804] that I visit H3782 [H8735] them they shall be cast down, H559 [H8804] saith H3068 the LORD.
16 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD, H5975 [H8798] Stand H1870 ye in the ways, H7200 [H8799] and see, H7592 [H8798] and ask H5769 for the old H5410 paths, H2896 where is the good H1870 way, H3212 [H8799] and walk H4672 [H8798] in it, and ye shall find H4771 rest H5315 for your breaths. H559 [H8799] But they said, H3212 [H8798] We will not walk in it.
17 H6965 [H8689] Also I set H6822 [H8802] watchmen H7181 [H8685] over you, saying, Hearken H6963 to the sound H7782 of the shofar. H559 [H8799] But they said, H7181 [H8686] We will not hearken.
18 H8085 [H8798] Therefore hear, H1471 ye nations, H3045 [H8798] and know, H5712 O company, what is among them.
19 H8085 [H8798] Hear, H776 O earth: H935 [H8688] behold, I will bring H7451 evil H5971 upon this people, H6529 even the fruit H4284 of their thoughts, H7181 [H8689] because they have not hearkened H1697 to my words, H8451 nor to my law, H3988 [H8799] but have rejected it.
20 H935 [H8799] To what purpose cometh H3828 there to me incense H7614 from Sheba, H2896 and the sweet H7070 cane H4801 from a distant H776 land? H5930 your burnt offerings H7522 are not acceptable, H2077 nor your sacrifices H6149 [H8804] sweet to me.
21 H559 [H8804] Therefore thus saith H3068 the LORD, H5414 [H8802] Behold, I will lay H4383 stumblingblocks H5971 before this people, H1 and the fathers H1121 and the sons H3162 together H3782 [H8804] shall fall H7934 upon them; the neighbour H7453 and his friend H6 [H8804] shall perish.
22 H559 [H8804] Thus saith H3068 the LORD, H5971 Behold, a people H935 [H8802] cometh H6828 from the north H776 land, H1419 and a great H1471 nation H5782 [H8735] shall be raised H3411 from the sides H776 of the earth.
23 H2388 [H8686] They shall lay hold H7198 on bow H3591 and spear; H394 they are cruel, H7355 [H8762] and have no compassion; H6963 their voice H1993 [H8799] roareth H3220 like the sea; H7392 [H8799] and they ride H5483 upon horses, H6186 [H8803] set in array H376 as men H4421 for war H1323 against thee, O daughter H6726 of Zion.
24 H8085 [H8804] We have heard H8089 the report H3027 of it: our hands H7503 [H8804] become feeble: H6869 tightness H2388 [H8689] hath taken hold H2427 of us, and pain, H3205 [H8802] as of a woman in travail.
25 H3318 [H8799] Go not forth H7704 into the field, H3212 [H8799] nor walk H1870 by the way; H2719 for the sword H341 [H8802] of the enemy H4032 and fear H5439 is on every side.
26 H1323 O daughter H5971 of my people, H2296 [H8798] gird H8242 thee with sackcloth, H6428 [H8690] and wallow H665 thyself in ashes: H6213 [H8798] make H60 thee mourning, H3173 as for an only son, H8563 most bitter H4553 lamentation: H7703 [H8802] for the spoiler H6597 shall suddenly H935 [H8799] come upon us.
27 H5414 [H8804] I have set H969 thee for a tower H4013 and a fortress H5971 among my people, H3045 [H8799] that thou mayest know H974 [H8804] and try H1870 their way.
28 H5493 [H8802] They are all grievous H5637 [H8802] revolters, H1980 [H8802] walking H7400 with slanders: H5178 they are brass H1270 and iron; H7843 [H8688] they are all decayers.
29 H4647 The bellows H2787 [H8738] are burned, H5777 the lead H8552 [H8804] is consumed H800 H784 by the fire; H6884 [H8800] the founder H6884 [H8804] smelteth H7723 in vain: H7451 for the wicked H5423 [H8738] are not plucked away.