1 The burden of the [a]valley of vision. What [b]aileth thee now that thou art wholly gone up unto the house tops?
2 Thou that art full of [c]noise, a city full of brute, a joyous city, thy slain men shall not be slain [d]with sword, nor die in battle.
3 All thy princes shall flee together from the bow: they shall be [e]bound: all that shall be found in thee, shall be bound together, which have fled from [f]far.
4 Therefore said I, Turn away from me, I will weep [g]bitterly: labor not to comfort me for the destruction of the daughter of my people.
5 For it is a day of trouble, and of ruin, and of perplexity by the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the city: and a [h]crying unto the mountains.
6 ¶ And Elam [i]bare the quiver in a man’s chariot with horsemen, and Kir uncovered the shield.
7 And thy chief valleys were full of chariots, and the horsemen set themselves in array against the gate.