Prophecy against Ammon1 Concerning the sons of a Ammon. Thus says the Lord: “Does Israel have no sons?
Or has he no heirs?
Why then has ▼
▼ In 1 Kin 11:5, 33 and Zep.1.5, MilcomMalcam taken possession of Gad
And his people settled in its cities?
2 “Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“That I will cause a ▼
▼ Or shout of, d trumpet blast of war to be heard
Against e Rabbah of the sons of Ammon;
And it will become a desolate heap,
And her f towns will be set on fire.
Then Israel will take g possession of his possessors,”
Says the Lord.
3 “Wail, O h Heshbon, for i Ai has been destroyed!
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
j Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
▼ Cf v 1Malcam will l go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
4 “How m boastful you are about the valleys!
Your valley is flowing away,
O n backsliding daughter
Who trusts in her o treasures, saying,
‘ p Who will come against me?’
5 “Behold, I am going to bring q terror upon you,”
Declares the Lord ▼
▼ Heb YHWH, usually rendered LordGod of hosts,
“From all directions around you;
And each of you will be s driven out ▼
▼ Lit before himheadlong,
With no one to gather the u fugitives together.
6 “But afterward I will v restore
▼ Or captivityfortunes of the sons of Ammon,”
Declares the Lord.
Prophecy against Edom7 Concerning x Edom.
Thus says the Lord of hosts,
“Is there no longer any y wisdom in z Teman?
Has good counsel been lost to the prudent?
Has their wisdom decayed?
8 “Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of aa Dedan,
For I ▼
▼ Or broughtwill bring the ac disaster of Esau upon him
At the time I ▼
▼ Or punishedpunish him.
9 ae “If grape gatherers came to you,
Would they not leave gleanings?
If thieves came by night,
They would destroy only ▼
▼ Lit their sufficiencyuntil they had enough.
10 “But I have ag stripped Esau bare,
I have uncovered his hiding places
So that he will not be able to conceal himself;
▼ Lit seedoffspring has been destroyed along with his ▼
▼ Lit brothersrelatives
And his neighbors, and aj he is no more.
11 “Leave your ▼
▼ Or fatherless, al orphans behind, I will keep them alive;
And let your am widows trust in Me.”
12 For thus says the Lord, “Behold, those ▼
▼ Lit whose judgment was not towho were not sentenced to drink the ao cup will certainly drink it, and are you the one who will be ap completely acquitted? You will not be acquitted, but you will certainly drink it. 13 “For I have aq sworn by Myself,” declares the Lord, “that ar Bozrah will become an as object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins.” 14 I have at heard a message from the Lord,
And an au envoy is sent among the nations, saying,
av “Gather yourselves together and come against her,
And rise up for battle!”
15 “For behold, I have made you small among the nations,
Despised among men.
16 “As for the terror of you,
The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,
O you who live in the clefts of ▼
▼ Or Selathe ax rock,
Who occupy the height of the hill.
Though you make your nest as ay high as an eagle’s,
I will az bring you down from there,” declares the Lord.
17 “Edom will become an ba object of horror; everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will bb hiss at all its wounds. 18 “Like the bc overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah with its neighbors,” says the Lord, bd “no one will live there, nor will a son of man reside in it. 19 be “Behold, one will come up like a lion from the ▼
▼ Lit pride, bg thickets of the Jordan against ▼
▼ Or an enduring habitationa perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is bi chosen I shall appoint over it. For who is bj like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd bk who can stand against Me?” 20 Therefore hear the bl plan of the Lord which He has planned against Edom, and His purposes which He has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: surely they will drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their ▼
▼ Or habitationpasture bn desolate because of them. 21 The bo earth has quaked at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the ▼
▼ Lit Sea of ReedsRed Sea. 22 Behold ▼
▼ Or oneHe will mount up and br swoop like an eagle and spread out His wings ▼
▼ Or overagainst Bozrah; and the bt hearts of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
Prophecy against Damascus23 Concerning bu Damascus.
bv “Hamath and bw Arpad are put to shame,
For they have heard bad news;
They are bx disheartened.
There is anxiety by the sea,
It by cannot be calmed.
24 “Damascus has become helpless;
She has turned away to flee,
And panic has gripped her;
bz Distress and pangs have taken hold of her
Like a woman in childbirth.
25 “How ▼
▼ Or deserted is the city of praisethe cb city of praise has not been deserted,
The town of My joy!
26 “Therefore, her cc young men will fall in her streets,
And all the men of war will be ▼
▼ Or destroyedsilenced in that day,” declares the Lord of hosts.
27 “I will ce set fire to the wall of Damascus,
And it will devour the ▼
▼ Or palacesfortified towers of cg Ben-hadad.”
Prophecy against Kedar and Hazor28 Concerning ch Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. Thus says the Lord, “Arise, go up to Kedar
And devastate the ▼
▼ Lit sons, cj men of the east.
29 “They will take away their tents and their flocks;
They will carry off for themselves
Their tent ck curtains, all their goods and their cl camels,
And they will call out to one another, ‘ cm Terror on every side!’
30 “Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of Hazor,” declares the Lord;
“For cn Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has formed a plan against you
And devised a scheme against you.
31 “Arise, go up against a nation which is co at ease,
Which lives securely,” declares the Lord.
“It has cp no gates or bars;
They cq dwell alone.
32 “Their camels will become plunder,
And their many cattle for booty,
And I will cr scatter to all the winds those who cs cut the corners of their hair;
And I will bring their disaster from every side,” declares the Lord.
33 “Hazor will become a ct haunt of jackals,
A desolation forever;
No one will live there,
Nor will a son of man reside in it.”
Prophecy against Elam34 That which came as the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet concerning cu Elam cv at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying: 35 “Thus says the Lord of hosts,
‘Behold, I am going to cw break the bow of Elam,
▼ Lit firstfinest of their might.
36 ‘I will bring upon Elam the cy four winds
From the four ends of heaven,
And will cz scatter them to all these winds;
And there will be no nation
To which the outcasts of Elam will not go.
37 ‘So I will ▼
▼ Or dismayshatter Elam before their enemies
And before those who seek their lives;
And I will db bring calamity upon them,
Even My dc fierce anger,’ declares the Lord,
‘And I will dd send out the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.
38 ‘Then I will set My throne in Elam
And destroy ▼
▼ Or from thereout of it king and princes,’
Declares the Lord.
39 ‘But it will come about in the last days
That I will df restore the ▼
▼ Or captivityfortunes of Elam,’”
Declares the Lord.
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