Jeremiah 6:1

“O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem! And blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem! For evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.

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Flee for safety, ye children of Benjamin, out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and raise up a signal on Beth-haccherem; for evil looketh forth from the north, and a great destruction.

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Flee for safety, you children of Benjamin, out of the midst of Jerusalem! And blow the trumpet in Tekoa [a town far south in Judah], and raise a [fire] signal over Beth-haccherem [a town near Jerusalem]! For evil is looking forth with eagerness from the north, and great destruction.

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Prepare for war

Escape, people of Benjamin,
    get out of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
    sound the alarm in Beth-haccherem;
        for disaster looms from the north,
        massive devastation.

Jeremiah 6:1X

“Head for cover, people of Binyamin,
get out of Yerushalayim!
Blow the shofar in T’koa,
light the beacon on Beit-Hakerem.
For disaster threatens from the north,
with great destruction.

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A Warning for the People of Jerusalem

The Lord said:

Run for your lives,
people of Benjamin.
    Get out of Jerusalem.
Sound a trumpet in Tekoa
and light a signal fire
    in Beth-Haccherem.
Soon you will be struck
    by disaster from the north.

Jeremiah 6:1X

Flee for safety, ye children of Benjamin, out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a signal in Beth-haccerem; for evil appeareth out of the north, and a great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

Strengthen yourselves, ye sons of Benjamin, in the midst of Jerusalem, and sound the trumpet in Thecua, and set up the standard over Bethacarem: for evil is seen out of the north, and a great destruction.

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The Enemy Surrounds Jerusalem

“Run for your lives, people of Benjamin!
    Run away from the city of Jerusalem!
Blow the war trumpet in the city of Tekoa!
    Put up the warning flag in the city of Beth Hakkerem!
Do these things because disaster is coming from the north.
    Terrible destruction is coming to you.

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Impending Disaster for Jerusalem

Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem,
for disaster looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

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Impending Disaster for Jerusalem

Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem,
for disaster looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

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Jerusalem Is Surrounded

“·Run for your lives [Take refuge/shelter], ·people [L sons] of Benjamin!
    ·Run away [Take refuge/shelter] from Jerusalem!
Blow the ·war trumpet [ram’s horn] in the town of Tekoa [C about ten miles southeast of Jerusalem]!
    Raise the warning flag over the town of Beth Hakkerem [C “House of Vineyards,” of uncertain location]!
·Disaster [Evil] is coming from the north [C Babylon];
    terrible destruction is coming to you.

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1 The coming of the Assyrians and Chaldeans. 16 He exhorteth the Jews to repentance.

O ye children of Benjamin, prepare to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa: set up a standard upon Beth-Haccerem: for a plague appeareth out of the North and great destruction.

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The Lord’s Rejection of Judah

“Take cover, people of Benjamin!
    Run away from Jerusalem!
    Blow the ram’s horn in Tekoa.
    Raise the flag over Beth Hakkerem,
    because disaster and widespread destruction
        are coming from the north.

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Jerusalem Is Surrounded by Enemies

People of Benjamin, run for safety! Escape from Jerusalem! Sound the trumpet in Tekoa and build a signal fire in Beth Haccherem. Disaster and destruction are about to come from the north.

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Threatened Siege of Jerusalem

“Run for cover, Benjaminites,
out of Jerusalem!
Sound the ram’s horn in Tekoa;
raise a smoke signal over Beth-haccherem,
for disaster threatens from the north,
even great destruction.

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¶ O ye sons of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem and blow the shofar in Tekoa and set up as a sign smoke in Bethhaccerem; for evil appears out of the north wind and great destruction.

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O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and set up a sign of fire in Bethhaccerem: for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

O ye children of Benjamin, gather yourselves
to flee out of the midst of Jerusalem,
and blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
and set up a sign of fire in Beth-haccerem:
for evil appeareth out of the north, and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

Flee for safety, O children of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem.
And in Tekoa blow a horn,
    and on Beth-haccherem lift up a signal,
for evil looks down from the north,
    and a great destruction.

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Run, people of Benjamin, run for your lives! Flee from Jerusalem! Sound the alarm in Tekoa; send up a smoke signal at Beth-haccherem; warn everyone that a powerful army is on the way from the north, coming to destroy this nation!

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A City Full of Lies

1-5 “Run for your lives, children of Benjamin!
    Get out of Jerusalem, and now!
Give a blast on the ram’s horn in Blastville.
    Send up smoke signals from Smoketown.
Doom pours out of the north—
    massive terror!
I have likened my dear daughter Zion
    to a lovely meadow.
Well, now ‘shepherds’ from the north have discovered her
    and brought in their flocks of soldiers.
They’ve pitched camp all around her,
    and plan where they’ll ‘graze.’
And then, ‘Prepare to attack! The fight is on!
    To arms! We’ll strike at noon!
Oh, it’s too late? Day is dying?
    Evening shadows are upon us?
Well, up anyway! We’ll attack by night
    and tear apart her defenses stone by stone.’”

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The Lord’s Rejection of Judah

“Take cover, people of Benjamin!
    Run away from Jerusalem!
    Blow the ram’s horn in Tekoa.
    Raise the flag over Beth Hakkerem,
    because disaster and widespread destruction
        are coming from the north.

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Destruction of Jerusalem Impending

“Flee for safety, O sons of Benjamin,
From the midst of Jerusalem!
Now blow a trumpet in Tekoa
And raise a signal over Beth-haccerem;
For evil looks down from the north,
And a great destruction.

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Jerusalem Is Surrounded

“Run for your lives, people of Benjamin!
    Run away from Jerusalem!
Blow the war trumpet in the town of Tekoa!
    Raise the warning flag over the town of Beth Hakkerem!
Disaster is coming from the north;
    terrible destruction is coming to you.

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The Destruction of Jerusalem Depicted

“Run for safety, people of Benjamin!
Get out of Jerusalem!
Sound the trumpet in Tekoa!
Light the signal fires at Beth Hakkerem!
For disaster lurks out of the north;
it will bring great destruction.

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Babylonia Will Attack Jerusalem

The Lord says, “People of Benjamin, run for safety!
    Run away from Jerusalem!
Blow trumpets in Tekoa!
    Warn everyone in Beth Hakkerem!
Horrible trouble is coming from the north.
    The Babylonians will destroy everything with awful power.

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Jerusalem Under Siege

“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.

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Jerusalem under siege

‘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.

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Impending Destruction from the North

“O you children of Benjamin,
Gather yourselves to flee from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
And set up a signal-fire in Beth Haccerem;
For disaster appears out of the north,
And great destruction.

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Armies around Jerusalem

“Run away to be safe, O sons of Benjamin! Run from Jerusalem! Blow the horn in Tekoa, and light a fire in Beth-haccerem. For a sinful power is coming down from the north, that will destroy much.

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Jerusalem’s Last Warning

“Run for your lives, you people of Benjamin!
    Get out of Jerusalem!
Sound the alarm in Tekoa!
    Send up a signal at Beth-hakkerem!
A powerful army is coming from the north,
    coming with disaster and destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

The Imminence and Horror of the Invasion

Flee for safety, O children of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem;
for evil looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

The Imminence and Horror of the Invasion

Flee for safety, O children of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem;
for evil looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

The Imminence and Horror of the Invasion

Flee for safety, O children of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem;
for evil looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

The Imminence and Horror of the Invasion

Flee for safety, O children of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Tekoa,
    and raise a signal on Beth-haccherem;
for evil looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

O ye Bnei Binyamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Yerushalayim, and blow the shofar in Tekoa, and kindle the fire signal on Beit HaKerem; for ra’ah (evil, disaster) appeareth out of the tzafon (north), and shever gadol (great destruction).

Yirmeyah 6:1X

The Imminence and Horror of the Invasion

Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Teko′a,
    and raise a signal on Beth-hacche′rem;
for evil looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

The Imminence and Horror of the Invasion

Flee for safety, O people of Benjamin,
    from the midst of Jerusalem!
Blow the trumpet in Teko′a,
    and raise a signal on Beth-hacche′rem;
for evil looms out of the north,
    and great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

God, through His prophet, speaks about the ills of a greedy people who have forgotten how much the poor and orphaned matter to Him. The stench of injustice has become unbearable. For God, it is time to act.

As the swirling clouds gather to form a storm only Jeremiah sees on the horizon, the destruction of Jerusalem seems at hand. This ancient city, this storied place, is on the brink of a disaster beyond imagination. God is raising up an army from an ancient nation, known for its power and cruelty. For the prophet of God, the minutes are blurring into seconds. There seems to be little time to run and hide as the city will soon fall into the hands of those who mean her harm.

Eternal One (to His people): Run away, people of Benjamin,
        and take refuge anywhere but Jerusalem.
    You’re not safe inside those walls.
        From the village of Tekoa, blow the trumpet, sound the alarm.
    Light the warning fires above Beth-haccerem across the land.
        For evil peers down; a dark army of destruction is gathering in the north.

Jeremiah 6:1X

“Flee for safety, you children of Benjamin, out of the middle of Jerusalem, and blow the trumpet in Tekoa, and raise up a signal on Beth Haccherem; for evil looks out from the north, and a great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X

Sons of Benjamin, be ye comforted in the middle of Jerusalem, and make ye noise with a clarion in Tekoa, and raise ye a banner on Bethhaccerem; for why evil and great sorrow is seen from the north. (Sons of Benjamin, escape ye from the midst of Jerusalem, and make ye a sound with a trumpet in Tekoa, and raise ye up a banner over Bethhaccerem; for evil and great sorrow is seen coming from the north.)

Jeremiah 6:1X

Strengthen yourselves, sons of Benjamin, From the midst of Jerusalem, And in Tekoa blow ye a trumpet, And over Beth-Haccerem lift ye up a flame, For evil hath been seen from the north, And great destruction.

Jeremiah 6:1X
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