“Declare in Judah!
Proclaim in Jerusalem!
‘Blow the trumpet
Through the land!
Let us go Into the fortified cities!’
Raise a standard toward Zion!
Flee for safety!
Do not delay!’”
Jeremiah warns the people of Judah and Jerusalem that they ought to gather together in their fortified cities. They should sound a trumpet throughout the land, as well as shout and cry out. They should raise the standard in Zion. They should flee to safety without delay. They should get their defenses ready for an attack.
“But my eyes are turned toward you!
In you I seek refuge.
Leave me not defenseless!
Keep me from the trap
That they have laid for me!
Keep me from the snares of evildoers!
Let the wicked together fall into their own nets
While I will escape.”
This psalm ends with an assertion of God, Yahweh, the Lord, as the refuge of David. His eyes were turned toward Yahweh. He did not want to be without any defenses. He wanted to keep away from their traps that were set for him. He wanted to escape all the snares of these evildoers. Rather he hoped that they would fall into their own trap nets, while he would escape.