listen, earthi and all who live in it,
that the Sovereign Lord may bear witnessj against you,
the Lord from his holy temple.k
3 Look! The Lord is coming from his dwellingl place;
and the valleys split apart,q
like wax before the fire,
like water rushing down a slope.
because of the sins of the people of Israel.
What is Jacob’s transgression?
Is it not Samaria?r
What is Judah’s high place?
Is it not Jerusalem?
a place for planting vineyards.s
I will pour her stonest into the valley
and lay bare her foundations.u
all her temple gifts will be burned with fire;
I will destroy all her images.x
Since she gathered her gifts from the wages of prostitutes,y
as the wages of prostitutes they will again be used.”
8 Because of this I will weepz and wail;
I will go about barefoota and naked.
I will howl like a jackal
and moan like an owl.
it has spread to Judah.d
It has reached the very gatee of my people,
even to Jerusalem itself.
10 Tell it not in Gatha;
weep not at all.
In Beth Ophrahb
roll in the dust.
11 Pass by nakedf and in shame,
you who live in Shaphir.c
Those who live in Zaanand
will not come out.
Beth Ezel is in mourning;
it no longer protects you.
12 Those who live in Marothe writhe in pain,
waiting for relief,g
because disasterh has come from the Lord,
even to the gate of Jerusalem.
13 You who live in Lachish,i
harness fast horses to the chariot.
You are where the sin of Daughter Zionj began,
for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.
14 Therefore you will give parting giftsk
to Moreshethl Gath.
to the kings of Israel.
The nobles of Israel
will flee to Adullam.p
16 Shaveq your head in mourning
for the children in whom you delight;
make yourself as bald as the vulture,
for they will go from you into exile.r
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