2 Hear, O peoples, all of 1you;
The Lord from His holy temple.
3 For behold, the Lord is acoming forth from His place.
4 aThe mountains will melt under Him
And the valleys will be split,
Like wax before the fire,
Like water poured down a steep place.
And for the sins of the house of Israel.
What is the arebellion of Jacob?
Is it not bSamaria?
Is it not Jerusalem?
bPlanting places for a vineyard.
I will cpour her stones down into the valley
And will dlay bare her foundations.
7 All of her aidols will be smashed,
All of her earnings will be burned with fire
And all of her images I will make desolate,
For she collected them from a bharlot’s earnings,
And to the earnings of a harlot they will return.
I must go abarefoot and naked;
I must make a lament like the bjackals
And a mourning like the ostriches.
For bit has come to Judah;
It has reached the cgate of my people,
Even to Jerusalem.
10 aTell it not in Gath,
Weep not at all.
At 1Beth-le-aphrah roll yourself in the dust.
12 For the inhabitant of 1Maroth
Becomes weak awaiting for good,
Because a calamity has come down from the Lord
To the bgate of Jerusalem.
O inhabitant of aLachish—
She was the beginning of sin
To the daughter of Zion—
Because in you were found
The brebellious acts of Israel.
14 Therefore you will give parting agifts
On behalf of Moresheth-gath;
To the kings of Israel.
The one who takes possession,
The glory of Israel will enter bAdullam.
16 Make yourself abald and cut off your hair,
Because of the children of your delight;
Extend your baldness like the eagle,
For they will bgo from you into exile.
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