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A lion has come out of his den;
    a destroyer of nations has begun to march.
He has left his home
    to destroy your land.
Your towns will be destroyed
    with no one left to live in them.
So put on rough cloth,
    show how sad you are, and cry loudly.
The terrible anger of the Lord
    has not turned away from us.

“When this happens,” says the Lord,
    “the king and officers will lose their courage.
The priests will be terribly afraid,
    and the prophets will be shocked!”

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