Israel has forgotten his Maker and built royal palaces, and Judah has built many fortified cities. But I will send fire on their cities; it will consume their royal citadels.
(2:2) The watchmen of Nineveh shout:
Some from Benjamin and Judah also came to David’s stronghold.
He captured the fortified cities of Judah and marched against Jerusalem.
In Susa the citadel the Jews killed and destroyed five hundred men.
It lives on a rock and spends the night there, on a rocky crag
But the Lord delivers the godly;
May there be peace inside your defenses, and prosperity
The next day they let
All of these cities were fortified by high walls, gates, and locking bars;
Azmaveth son of Adiel was in charge of the king’s storehouses; Jonathan son of Uzziah was in charge of the storehouses in the field, in the cities, in the towns, and in the towers.
I then put in charge over Jerusalem
Wild dogs will yip in her ruined fortresses, jackals will yelp in the once-splendid palaces.
The fortified city (along with the very tops of your
It will be like a dream, a night vision. There will be a horde from all the nations that fight against Ariel, those who attack her and her stronghold and besiege her.
For the fortress is neglected; the once-crowded
The Lord said to me,