Jeremiah 49:1-6

Judgment on Ammon

1 aConcerning the Ammonites.

Thus says the Lord:

“Has Israel no sons?
Has he no heir?
Why then has bMilcom cdispossessed Gad,
and his people settled in its cities?
2Therefore, behold, the days are coming,
declares the Lord,
when I will cause dthe battle cry to be heard
against eRabbah of the Ammonites;
it shall become a desolate fmound,
and its villages shall be burned with fire;
then Israel shall dispossess those who dispossessed him,
says the Lord.
3 Wail, O gHeshbon, for Ai is laid waste!
Cry out, O daughters of hRabbah!
iPut on sackcloth,
lament, and run to and fro among the hedges!
For jMilcom shall go into exile,
kwith his priests and his officials.
4Why do you boast of your valleys
Hebrew  boast of your valleys, your valley flows

mO faithless daughter,
nwho trusted in her treasures, saying,
Who will come against me?’
5Behold oI will bring terror upon you,
declares the Lord God of hosts,
from all who are around you,
and you shall be driven out, every man straight before him,
with none to gather the fugitives.

6“But pafterward I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites, declares the Lord.”

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