Jeremiah 6:1-8 New International Version

The Doom of Jerusalem and Judah

6 1  "Flee for safety, people of Benjamin! Flee from Jerusalem! Sound the trumpet in Tekoa! Raise the signal over Beth Hakkerem! For disaster looms out of the north, even terrible destruction. 2  I will destroy Daughter Zion, so beautiful and delicate. 3  Shepherds with their flocks will come against her; they will pitch their tents around her, each tending his own portion." 4  "Prepare for battle against her! Arise, let us attack at noon! But, alas, the daylight is fading, and the shadows of evening grow long. 5  So arise, let us attack at night and destroy her fortresses!" 6  This is what the Lord Almighty says: "Cut down the trees and build siege ramps against Jerusalem. This city must be punished; it is filled with oppression. 7  As a well pours out its water, so she pours out her wickedness. Violence and destruction resound in her; her sickness and wounds are ever before me. 8  Take warning, Jerusalem, or I will turn away from you and make your land desolate so no one can live in it."


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