Jeremiah 491Concerning the sons of Ammon, thus says the Lord: Are there no sons in Israel? Or have they no one to succeed them? Why has Milcom inherited Gilead, and why shall their people dwell in their cities? 2Therefore behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will cause a tumult of wars to be heard in Rabbah; and they shall become a waste and ruined place, and her altars shall be burned with fire; then shall Israel succeed to his dominion. 3Howl, O Heshbron, for Ai has perished; cry, you daughters of Rabbah, gird yourselves with sackcloth, and lament; for Milcom shall go into banishment, his priests and his princes together. 4Why do you boast in the plains of the Enakim, you haughty daughter, that trust in your treasures, that say, Who shall come in to me? 5Behold, I will bring terror upon you, says the Lord, from all the country round about you; and you shall be scattered, everyone right before him, and there is none to gather you. 7Concerning Edom, thus says the Lord: There is no longer wisdom in Teman, counsel has perished from the wise ones, their wisdom is gone, 8their place has been deceived. Dig deep for a dwelling, you that inhabit Dedan, for he has wrought grievously. I have brought trouble upon him in the time at which I visited him. 9For grape gatherers have come, who shall not leave to you a remnant; as thieves by night, they shall lay their hand upon your possessions. 10For I have stripped Esau, I have uncovered their secret places; they shall have no power to hide themselves, they have perished, each by the hand of his brother, My neighbor, and it is impossible 11for your fatherless one to be left to live, but I shall live, and the widows trust in Me. 12For thus says the Lord: They who were not appointed to drink the cup have drunk; and you shall by no means be cleared. 13For by Myself I have sworn, says the Lord, that you shall be in the midst of her an impassable land, and a reproach, and a curse; and all her cities shall be deserted forever. 14I have heard a report from the Lord, and He has sent messengers to the nations, saying, Assemble yourselves, and come against her; rise up to war. 15I have made you small among the nations, utterly contemptible among men. 16Your insolence has risen up against you, the fierceness of your heart has burst the holes of the rocks, it has seized upon the strength of a lofty hill; for as an eagle he set his nest on high; from there will I bring you down. 17And Edom shall be a desert; everyone that passes by shall hiss at it. 18As Sodom and Gomorrah were overthrown, and they that sojourned in her, says the Lord Almighty, no man shall dwell there, nor shall any son of man inhabit there. 19Behold, he shall come up as a lion out of the midst of the Jordan to the place of Etham; for I will speedily drive them from it, and I will set the young men against her; for who is like Me? And who will withstand Me? And who is this shepherd, who shall confront Me? 20Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord which He has framed against Edom, and his device, which he has devised against the inhabitants of Teman: surely the least of the sheep shall be swept off; surely their dwelling shall be made desolate for them. 21For at the sound of their fall the earth was scared, and the cry of the sea was not heard. 22Behold, He shall look upon her as an eagle, and spread forth His wings over her strongholds; and the heart of the mighty men of Edom shall be in that day as the heart of a woman in her pangs. 23Concerning Damascus: Hamath is brought to shame, and Arpad; for they have heard an evil report. They are amazed, they are angry, they shall be utterly unable to rest. 24Damascus is utterly weakened, she is put to flight; trembling has seized upon her. 25How has she not left My city, they have loved the village? 26Therefore shall the young men fall in your streets, and all your warriors shall fall, says the Lord. 27And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the streets of the son of Ader. 28Concerning Kedar, the queen of the palace, whom Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon struck, thus says the Lord: Arise, and go up to Kedar, and fill the sons of Kedem. 29They shall take their tents and their sheep, they shall take for themselves their garments, and all their baggage and their camels; and summon destruction against them from every side. 30Flee, dig very deep for a dwelling place, you that dwell in the palace; for the king of Babylon has framed a counsel, and devised a device against you. 31Rise up, and go up against a nation settled and dwelling at ease, who have no doors, nor bolts, nor bars, who dwell alone. 32And their camels shall be a spoil, and the multitude of their cattle shall be destroyed; and I will scatter them as chaff with every wind, having their hair cut about their foreheads; I will bring on their overthrow from all sides, says the Lord. 33And the palace shall be a resting place for ostriches, and desolate forever. No man shall abide there, and no son of man shall dwell there. 34The prophecies of Jeremiah against the nations of Elam: 35Thus says the Lord: The bow of Elam is broken, even the chief of their power. 36And I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four corners of heaven, and I will disperse them toward all these winds; and there shall be no nation to which they shall not come, even the outcasts of Elam. 37And I will put them in fear before their enemies that seek their life; and I will bring evils upon them according to My great anger; and I will send forth My sword after them, until I have utterly destroyed them. 38And I will set My throne in Elam, and I will send forth from there king and rulers. 39But it shall come to pass at the end of days, that I will turn the captivity of Elam, says the Lord.
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