49This message was given concerning the Ammonites. This is what the Lord says. “Are there no descendants of Israel to inherit the land of Gad? Why are you, who worship Molech, living in its towns?H1121H5983H559H3068H3478H1121H3423H4428H3423H1410H5971H3427H5892 2In the days to come,” says the Lord, “I will sound the battle cry against your city of Rabbah. It will become a desolate heap of ruins, and the neighboring towns will be burned. Then Israel will take back the land you took from her,” says the Lord.H3117H935H559H3068H8643H4421H8085H7237H1121H5983H8077H8510H1323H3341H784H3478H3423H3423H5002H3068 3“Cry out, O Heshbon, for the town of Ai is destroyed. Weep, O people of Rabbah! Put on your clothes of mourning. Weep and wail, hiding in the hedges, for your god Molech, with his priests and officials, will be hauled off to distant lands.H3213H2809H5857H7703H6817H1323H7237H2296H8242H5594H7751H1448H4428H3212H1473H3548H8269H3162 4You are proud of your fertile valleys, but they will soon be ruined. You trusted in your wealth, you rebellious daughter, and thought no one could ever harm you.H1984H6010H2100H6010H7728H1323H982H214H935 5But look! I will bring terror upon you,” says the Lord, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. “Your neighbors will chase you from your land, and no one will help your exiles as they flee.H935H6343H5002H136H3069H6635H5439H5080H376H6440H6908H5074 6But I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites in days to come. I, the Lord, have spoken.”H310H7725H7622H1121H5983H5002H3068 7This message was given concerning Edom. This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says. “Is there no wisdom in Teman? Is no one left to give wise counsel?H123H559H3068H6635H2451H8487H6098H6H995H2451H5628 8Turn and flee! Hide in deep caves, you people of Dedan! For when I bring disaster on Edom, I will punish you, too!H5127H6437H3427H6009H3427H1719H935H343H6215H6256H6485 9Those who harvest grapes always leave a few for the poor. If thieves came at night, they would not take everything.H1219H935H7604H5955H1590H3915H7843H1767 10But I will strip bare the land of Edom, and there will be no place left to hide. Its children, its brothers, and its neighbors will all be destroyed, and Edom itself will be no more.H6215H2834H1540H4565H3201H2247H2233H7703H251H7934 11But I will protect the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, can depend on me for help.”H5800H3490H2421H490H982 12And this is what the Lord says: “If the innocent must suffer, how much more must you! You will not go unpunished! You must drink this cup of judgment!H559H3068H4941H8354H3563H8354H8354H5352H5352H5352H8354H8354 13For I have sworn by my own name,” says the Lord, “that Bozrah will become an object of horror and a heap of ruins; it will be mocked and cursed. All its towns and villages will be desolate forever.”H7650H5002H3068H1224H8047H2781H2721H7045H5892H5769H2723 14I have heard a message from the Lord that an ambassador was sent to the nations to say, “Form a coalition against Edom, and prepare for battle!”H8085H8052H3068H6735H7971H1471H6908H935H6965H4421 15The Lord says to Edom, “I will cut you down to size among the nations. You will be despised by all.H5414H6996H1471H959H120 16You have been deceived by the fear you inspire in others and by your own pride. You live in a rock fortress and control the mountain heights. But even if you make your nest among the peaks with the eagles, I will bring you crashing down,” says the Lord.H8606H5377H2087H3820H7931H2288H5553H8610H4791H1389H7064H1361H5404H3381H5002H3068 17“Edom will be an object of horror. All who pass by will be appalled and will gasp at the destruction they see there.H123H8047H5674H8074H8319H4347 18It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns,” says the Lord. “No one will live there; no one will inhabit it.H4114H5467H6017H7934H559H3068H376H3427H1121H120H1481 19I will come like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan, leaping on the sheep in the pasture. I will chase Edom from its land, and I will appoint the leader of my choice. For who is like me, and who can challenge me? What ruler can oppose my will?”H5927H738H1347H3383H5116H386H7280H7323H977H6485H3259H7462H5975H6440 20Listen to the Lord’s plans against Edom and the people of Teman. Even the little children will be dragged off like sheep, and their homes will be destroyed.H8085H6098H3068H3289H123H4284H2803H3427H8487H6810H6629H5498H5116H8074 21The earth will shake with the noise of Edom’s fall, and its cry of despair will be heard all the way to the Red Sea.H776H7493H6963H5307H6818H6963H8085H5488H3220 22Look! The enemy swoops down like an eagle, spreading his wings over Bozrah. Even the mightiest warriors will be in anguish like a woman in labor.H5927H1675H5404H6566H3671H1224H3117H3820H1368H123H3820H802H6887 23This message was given concerning Damascus. This is what the Lord says. “The towns of Hamath and Arpad are struck with fear, for they have heard the news of their destruction. Their hearts are troubled like a wild sea in a raging storm.H1834H2574H954H774H8085H7451H8052H4127H1674H3220H3201H8252 24Damascus has become feeble, and all her people turn to flee. Fear, anguish, and pain have gripped her as they grip a woman in labor.H1834H7503H6437H5127H7374H2388H6869H2256H270H3205 25That famous city, a city of joy, will be forsaken!H5892H8416H5800H7151H4885 26Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her soldiers will all be killed,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.H970H5307H7339H582H4421H1826H3117H5002H3068H6635 27“And I will set fire to the walls of Damascus that will burn up the palaces of Ben-hadad.”H3341H784H2346H1834H398H759H1130 28This message was given concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which were attacked by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. This is what the Lord says. “Advance against Kedar! Destroy the warriors from the East!H6938H4467H2674H5019H4428H894H5221H559H3068H6965H5927H6938H7703H1121H6924 29Their flocks and tents will be captured, and their household goods and camels will be taken away. Everywhere shouts of panic will be heard. ‘We are terrorized at every turn!’H168H6629H3947H5375H3407H3627H1581H7121H4032H5439 30Run for your lives,” says the Lord. “Hide yourselves in deep caves, you people of Hazor, for King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has plotted against you and is preparing to destroy you.H5127H5110H3966H3427H6009H3427H2674H5002H3068H5019H4428H894H6098H3289H2803H4284 31“Go up and attack that complacent nation,” says the Lord. “Its people live alone in the desert without walls or gates.H6965H5927H7961H1471H3427H983H5002H3068H1817H1280H7931H910 32Their camels and other livestock will all be yours. I will scatter to the winds these people who live in remote places. I will bring calamity upon them from every direction,” says the Lord.H1581H957H1995H4735H7998H2219H7307H7112H6285H935H343H5676H5002H3068 33“Hazor will be inhabited by jackals, and it will be desolate forever. No one will live there; no one will inhabit it.”H2674H4583H8577H8077H5704H5769H376H3427H1121H120H1481 34This message concerning Elam came to the prophet Jeremiah from the Lord at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah.H1697H3068H3414H5030H5867H7225H4438H6667H4428H3063H559 35This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says. “I will destroy the archers of Elam—the best of their forces.H559H3068H6635H7665H7198H5867H7225H1369 36I will bring enemies from all directions, and I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds. They will be exiled to countries around the world.H5867H935H702H7307H702H7098H8064H2219H7307H1471H5080H5867H5769H935 37I myself will go with Elam’s enemies to shatter it. In my fierce anger, I will bring great disaster upon the people of Elam,” says the Lord. “Their enemies will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely.H5867H2865H6440H341H6440H1245H5315H935H7451H2740H639H5002H3068H7971H2719H310H3615 38I will set my throne in Elam,” says the Lord, “and I will destroy its king and officials.H7760H3678H5867H6H4428H8269H5002H3068 39But I will restore the fortunes of Elam in days to come. I, the Lord, have spoken!”H319H3117H7725H7725H7622H7622H5867H5002H3068
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