Listen, O earth, and all that is in it,
and let the Lord Yahweh be witness against you,
the Lord from his holy temple.
and will come down and tread
on the high places of the earth.
and the valleys split apart
like wax before the fire,
like waters that are poured down a steep place.
and for the sins of the house of Israel.
What is the disobedience of Jacob?
Isn’t it Samaria?
And what are the high places of Judah?
Aren’t they Jerusalem?
like a rubble heap of the field,
like places for planting vineyards,
and I will pour down its stones into the valley
and I will uncover its foundations.
and all her temple gifts will be burned with fire,
and all her images I will destroy;
for of the hire of a prostitute has she gathered them,
and to the hire of a prostitute will they return.
I will go stripped and naked.
I will howl like the jackals
and moan like the daughters of owls.
for it has come even to Judah.
It reaches to the gate of my people,
even to Jerusalem.
Do not weep at all.
At Beth Ophrah I have rolled myself in the dust.
in nakedness and shame.
The inhabitant of Zaanan won’t come out.
The wailing of Beth Ezel
will take from you his protection.
waits anxiously for good,
because evil has come down from Yahweh
to the gate of Jerusalem.
inhabitant of Lachish.
She was the beginning of sin to the daughter of Zion,
for the transgressions of Israel were found in you.
The houses of Achzib will be a deceitful thing
to the kings of Israel.
inhabitant of Mareshah;
he who is the glory of Israel will come to Adullam.