1:8 For this reason I will mourn and wail;
I will walk around barefoot and without my outer garments.
I will howl like a wild dog,
and screech like an owl.
1:9 For Samaria’s disease is incurable.
It has infected Judah;
it has spread to the leadership of my people
and has even contaminated Jerusalem!
1:10 Don’t spread the news in Gath!
Don’t shed even a single tear!
In Beth Leaphrah sit in the dust!
1:11 Residents of Shaphir, pass by in nakedness and humiliation!
The residents of Zaanan can’t leave their city.
Beth Ezel mourns,
“He takes from you what he desires.”