49 1Of the children of Ammon. Thus saith Jehovah: Hath Israel no sons?
hath he no heir? why then doth Malcam possess Gad, and his people well in the
2Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I
will cause an alarm of war to be heard against Rabbah of the children of
Ammon; and it shall become a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned
with fire: then shall Israel possess them that did possess him, saith
3Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, ye daughters of
Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth: lament, and run to and fro among the fences;
for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
4Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O
backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who
shall come unto me?
5Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the
Lord, Jehovah of hosts, from all that are round about thee; and ye shall be
driven out every man right forth, and there shall be none to gather together
6But afterward I will bring back the captivity of the
children of Ammon, saith Jehovah.
7Of Edom. Thus saith Jehovah of hosts:
Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their
8Flee ye, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants
of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I
shall visit him.
9If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave
some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, would they not destroy till they
10But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret
places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is destroyed, and
his brethren, and his neighbors; and he is not.
11Leave thy fatherless
children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.
12For thus saith Jehovah: Behold, they to whom it pertained not to drink
of the cup shall assuredly drink; and art thou he that shall altogether go
unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink.
13For I have sworn by myself, saith Jehovah, that Bozrah shall become an
astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof
shall be perpetual wastes.
14I have heard tidings from Jehovah, and an
ambassador is sent among the nations, saying, Gather yourselves
together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
I have made thee small among the nations, and despised among men.
for thy terribleness, the pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, O thou that
dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill:
though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee
down from thence, saith Jehovah.
17And Edom shall become an astonishment:
every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the
18As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the
neighbor cities thereof, saith Jehovah, no man shall dwell there, neither
shall any son of man sojourn therein.
19Behold, he shall come up like a
lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will
suddenly make them run away from it; and whoso is chosen, him will I appoint
over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the
shepherd that will stand before me?
20Therefore hear ye the counsel of
Jehovah, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath
purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely they shall drag them away,
even the little ones of the flock; surely he shall make their
habitation desolate over them.
21The earth trembleth at the noise of
their fall; there is a cry, the noise whereof is heard in the Red Sea.
22Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread out his wings
against Bozrah: and the heart of the mighty men of Edom at that day shall be
as the heart of a woman in her pangs.
23Of Damascus. Hamath is
confounded, and Arpad; for they have heard evil tidings, they are melted
away: there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
24Damascus is waxed
feeble, she turneth herself to flee, and trembling hath seized on her:
anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her, as of a woman in travail.
25How is the city of praise not forsaken, the city of my joy?
26Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of
war shall be brought to silence in that day, saith Jehovah of hosts.
27And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour
the palaces of Ben-hadad.
28Of Kedar, and of the kingdoms of Hazor, which
Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote. Thus saith Jehovah: Arise ye, go up to
Kedar, and destroy the children of the east.
29Their tents and their
flocks shall they take; they shall carry away for themselves their curtains,
and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Terror
on every side!
30Flee ye, wander far off, dwell in the depths, O ye
inhabitants of Hazor, saith Jehovah; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath
taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.
31Arise, get you up unto a nation that is at ease, that dwelleth without
care, saith Jehovah; that have neither gates nor bars, that dwell alone.
32And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a
spoil: and I will scatter unto all winds them that have the corners of
their hair cut off; and I will bring their calamity from every side of
them, saith Jehovah.
33And Hazor shall be a dwelling-place of jackals, a
desolation for ever: no man shall dwell there, neither shall any son of man
34The word of Jehovah that came to Jeremiah the prophet
concerning Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah,
35Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of
Elam, the chief of their might.
36And upon Elam will I bring the four
winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all
those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall
37And I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies,
and before them that seek their life; and I will bring evil upon them, even
my fierce anger, saith Jehovah; and I will send the sword after them, till I
have consumed them;
38and I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy
from thence king and princes, saith Jehovah.
39But it shall come to pass
in the latter days, that I will bring back the captivity of Elam, saith