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19 The cities of southern Judah are locked up,
    and no one can open them.
All Judah will be taken as captives to a foreign land;
    they will be carried away completely.

20 Jerusalem, look up and see
    the people coming from the north.
Where is the flock God gave you to care for,
    the flock you bragged about?
21 What will you say when they appoint as your heads
    those you had thought were your friends?
Won’t you have much pain and trouble,
    like a woman giving birth to a baby?

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