6 Set up a signpost: To Tzion. Take refuge, do not delay! For I bring evil from the north, And great disaster.
s’-u NAYS tzi-YO-nah ha-EE-zu al ta-a-MO-du KEE ra-AH a-no-KHEE may-VEE mi-tza-FON v’-SHE-ver ga-DOL
ו שְׂאוּ־נֵס צִיּוֹנָה הָעִיזוּ אַל־תַּעֲמֹדוּ כִּי רָעָה אָנֹכִי מֵבִיא מִצָּפוֹן וְשֶׁבֶר גָּדוֹל׃
4:6 Set up a signpost: To Tzion
After the sentry alerts the nation to the invaders from the north, the people flock to Yerushalayim for protection. To guide and direct them, signposts will be established on the roadways. The Hebrew term nes tziona (נס ציונה), ‘a signpost: To Tzion,’ became the name of one of the first towns established in Israel by returning Jews at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1891, a man by the name of Michael Halperin gathered a group of people in Central Israel and unfurled a blue and white flag emblazoned with the words nes tziona written in gold. This location became the modern-day city of Nes Tziona, and Halperin’s banner became the model for the future Israeli flag.