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28 So the people in the land will cry loudly.
    And the sky will grow dark.
This is because I have spoken and will not change my mind.
    I have made a decision, and I will not change it.”

29 The towns will hear the sound of the horsemen and soldiers with bows.
    All the people will run away.
Some of them will hide in the thick bushes.
    Some will climb up into the rocks.
All of the cities of Judah are empty.
    No one lives in them.
30 Judah, you destroyed nation, what are you doing?
    Why do you put on your finest dress?
    Why do you put on your gold jewelry?
Why do you put on your eye shadow?
    You make yourself beautiful, but it is all useless.
Your lovers hate you.
    They want to kill you.

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