because Samaria’s wound ·cannot be healed [is incurable]. It ·will spread [or has spread] to Judah; it ·will reach [or has reached] the city gate of my people [C where the city’s affairs were conducted], all the way to Jerusalem.
This is why I lament and mourn. This is why I go around in rags and barefoot. This is why I howl like a pack of coyotes, and moan like a mournful owl in the night. God has inflicted punishing wounds; Judah has been wounded with no healing in sight. Judgment has marched through the city gates. Jerusalem must face the charges.
For wound thereof is despaired; for it came till to Judah, it touched the gate of my people, till to Jerusalem. (For its wound is incurable; for it came unto Judah, and it touched the gate of my people, yea, it came unto Jerusalem.)
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