All of these cities were fortified by high walls, gates, and locking bars;
This is how you are to deal with all those cities located far from you, those that do not belong to these nearby nations.
As for the cities of these peoples that
I will put an end to the sounds of joy and gladness, or the glad celebration of brides and grooms throughout the towns of Judah and the streets of Jerusalem. For the whole land will become a desolate wasteland.”
Then people will come here from the towns in Judah, from the villages surrounding Jerusalem, from the territory of Benjamin, from the western foothills, from the southern hill country, and from the southern part of Judah. They will come bringing offerings to the temple of the Lord: burnt offerings, sacrifices, grain offerings, and incense along with their thank offerings.
All the people living in Jerusalem
He brought all the priests from the cities of Judah and ruined