h[See ver. 2 above]
ac[See ver. 9 above]
bo[See ver. 23 above]
bq[See ver. 22 above]
bu[See ver. 23 above]
ce[See ver. 28 above]
cr[See ver. 34 above]
cs[See ver. 34 above]
ct[See ver. 34 above]
cv[See ver. 34 above]
cy[See ver. 34 above]
da[See ver. 34 above]

Jeremiah 49

Judgment on Ammon

1 a  Concerning the Ammonites.

Thus says the  Lord:

“Has Israel no sons?
Has he no heir?
Why then has b  Milcom c  dispossessed Gad,
and his people settled in its cities?
2Therefore, behold, the days are coming,
declares the  Lord,
when I will cause d  the battle cry to be heard
against e  Rabbah of the Ammonites;
it shall become a desolate f  mound,
and its villages shall be burned with fire;
then Israel shall dispossess those who dispossessed him,
says the  Lord.
3 Wail, O g  Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste!
Cry out, O daughters of h  Rabbah!
i  Put on sackcloth,
lament, and run to and fro among the hedges!
For j  Milcom shall go into exile,
k  with his priests and his officials.
4Why do you boast of your valleys
Hebrew  boast of your valleys, your valley flows

m  O faithless daughter,
n  who trusted in her treasures, saying,
Who will come against me?’
5Behold o  I 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 p  afterward I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites, declares the  Lord.”

Judgment on Edom

7Concerning q  Edom.

Thus says the  Lord of hosts:

r  “Is wisdom no more in s  Teman?
t  Has counsel perished from the prudent?
u  Has their wisdom vanished?
8 v  Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of w  Dedan!
For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him,
x  the time when I punish him.
9 y  If grape gatherers came to you,
would they not leave z  gleanings?
aa  If thieves came by night,
would they not destroy only enough for themselves?
10 ab  But I have stripped Esau bare;
ac  I have uncovered his hiding places,
and he is not able to conceal himself.
His children are destroyed, and his brothers,
and his neighbors; and ad  he is no more.
11 ae  Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive;
af  and let your widows trust in me.”

12For thus says the  Lord: ag  If those who did not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, ah  will you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you must drink. 13 ai  For I have sworn by myself, declares the  Lord, that aj  Bozrah shall become ak  a horror, a taunt, a waste, and a curse, and all her cities shall be perpetual wastes.”

14 al  I have heard a message from the  Lord,
and an envoy has been sent among the nations:
am  “Gather yourselves together and come against her,
and rise up for battle!
15For behold, I will make you small among the nations,
despised among mankind.
16The horror you inspire has deceived you,
and the pride of your heart,
you who live in the clefts of the rock
Or  of Sela

who hold the height of the hill.
Though you ao  make your nest as high as the eagle’s,
I will bring you down from there,

declares the  Lord.

17 ap  Edom shall become a horror. aq  Everyone who passes by it will be horrified ar  and will hiss because of all its disasters. 18 as  As when Sodom and Gomorrah and their at  neighboring cities were overthrown, says the  Lord au  no man shall dwell there av  no man shall sojourn in her. 19 aw  Behold ax  like a lion coming up from ay  the jungle of the Jordan against a perennial pasture, I will suddenly make him
Septuagint, Syriac them
run away from her. And I will appoint over her whomever I choose. ba  For who is like me? bb  Who will summon me? bc  What shepherd can stand before me?
20Therefore hear the plan that the  Lord has made against bd  Edom and the purposes that he has formed against the inhabitants of be  Teman: bf  Even the little ones of the flock shall be dragged away. Surely their fold shall be appalled at their fate. 21At the sound of their fall bg  the earth shall tremble; the sound of their cry shall be heard at the Red Sea. 22Behold bh  one shall mount up and fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against bi  Bozrah, and the heart of the warriors of Edom shall be in that day like the heart bj  of a woman in her birth pains.”

Judgment on Damascus

23Concerning bk  Damascus:

bl  Hamath and bm  Arpad are confounded,
for they have heard bad news;
they melt in fear,
bn  they are troubled like the sea that cannot be quiet.
24 bo  Damascus has become feeble bp  she turned to flee,
and panic seized her;
anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her,
as bq  of a woman in labor.
25How is br  the famous city not forsaken,
the city of my joy?
26 bs  Therefore her young men shall fall in her squares,
and all her soldiers shall be destroyed in that day,

declares the  Lord of hosts.
27And bt  I will kindle a fire in the wall of bu  Damascus,
and it shall devour the strongholds of bv  Ben-hadad.”

Judgment on Kedar and Hazor

28Concerning bw  Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon struck down.

Thus says the  Lord:
bx  “Rise up, advance against by  Kedar!
Destroy bz  the people of the east!
29 ca  Their tents and their flocks shall be taken,
their cb  curtains and all their goods;
their camels shall be led away from them,
and men shall cry to them: cc  Terror on every side!’
30 cd  Flee, wander far away, dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of Hazor!

declares the  Lord.
For Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
has made a plan against you
and formed a purpose against you.
31 ce  “Rise up, advance against a nation cf  at ease,
cg  that dwells securely,

declares the  Lord,
ch  that has no gates or bars,
that dwells alone.
32 ci  Their camels shall become plunder,
their herds of livestock a spoil.
cj  I will scatter to every wind
ck  those who cut the corners of their hair,
and I will bring their calamity
from every side of them,

declares the  Lord.
33Hazor shall become cl  a haunt of jackals,
an everlasting waste;
cm  no man shall dwell there;
cn  no man shall sojourn in her.”

Judgment on Elam

34The word of the  Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning co  Elam, in the beginning of the reign of cp  Zedekiah king of Judah.

35Thus says the  Lord of hosts: “Behold, I will break cq  the bow of cr  Elam, the mainstay of their might. 36And I will bring upon cs  Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven. And I will scatter them to all those winds, and there shall be no nation to which those driven out of ct  Elam shall not come. 37I will cu  terrify cv  Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, cw  my fierce anger, declares the  Lord. cx  I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them, 38and I will set my throne in cy  Elam and destroy their king and officials, declares the  Lord.

39“But in the latter days cz  I will restore the fortunes of da  Elam, declares the  Lord.”

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