Jeremiah 49

Prophecy against Ammon

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, Milcom
Malcam taken possession of Gad
And his people settled in its cities?
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.
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 1
Malcam will l go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
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?’
Behold, 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.
But afterward I will v restore
Or captivity
fortunes of the sons of Ammon,”
Declares the  Lord.

Prophecy against Edom

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?
Flee 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.
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.
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 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.” 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 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.

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 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?”

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 habitation
pasture 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 Reeds
Red Sea.
22 Behold
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

23 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 praise
the 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 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

28 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 Elam

34 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 first
finest 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 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.
38 Then I will set My throne in Elam
And destroy
Or from there
out 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 captivity
fortunes of Elam,’”
Declares the  Lord.

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