Jeremiah 49

Prophecy against Ammon

1Concerning 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, Milcom
Malcam taken possession of Gad
And his people settled in its cities?
2Therefore 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.
3Wail, 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 1
Malcam will l  go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
4How 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?’
5Behold, I am going to bring q  terror upon you,”
Declares the Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord
 God of hosts,
From all directions around you;
And each of you will be s  driven out
Lit before him
With no one to gather the u  fugitives together.
6But afterward I will v  restore
Or captivity
fortunes of the sons of Ammon,”
Declares the  Lord.

Prophecy against Edom

7Concerning 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?
8Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of aa  Dedan,
For I
Or brought
will bring the ac  disaster of Esau upon him
At the time I
Or punished
punish 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 sufficiency
until 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 seed
offspring has been destroyed along with his
Lit brothers
And his neighbors, and aj  he is no more.
11Leave your
Or fatherless
al  orphans behind, I will keep them alive;
And let your am  widows trust in Me.”

12For thus says the  Lord, “Behold, those
Lit whose judgment was not to
who 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.” 14I 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!”
15For behold, I have made you small among the nations,
Despised among men.
16As for the terror of you,
The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,
O you who live in the clefts of
Or Sela
the 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.

17Edom 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 habitation
a 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?”

20Therefore 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 habitation
pasture bn  desolate because of them.
21The 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 Reeds
Red Sea.
Or one
He will mount up and br  swoop like an eagle and spread out His wings
Or over
against 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 Damascus

23Concerning 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.
24Damascus 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.
Or deserted is the city of praise
the cb  city of praise has not been deserted,
The town of My joy!
26Therefore, her cc  young men will fall in her streets,
And all the men of war will be
Or destroyed
silenced 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 palaces
fortified towers of cg  Ben-hadad.”

Prophecy against Kedar and Hazor

28Concerning 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.
29They 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!’
30Run 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.
31Arise, 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.
32Their 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.
33Hazor 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 Elam

34That 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: 35Thus says the  Lord of hosts,
Behold, I am going to cw  break the bow of Elam,
Lit first
finest of their might.
36I 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 dismay
shatter 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.
38Then I will set My throne in Elam
And destroy
Or from there
out of it king and princes,’
Declares the  Lord.
39But it will come about in the last days
That I will df  restore the
Or captivity
fortunes of Elam,’”
Declares the  Lord.

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