1 Thus says Jehovah to the sons of Ammon: Has Israel no sons? Or has he no heir?
Why does their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?
2 Therefore behold, the days are coming, says Jehovah, that I will cause a shout of war
to be heard in Rabbah of the sons of Ammon. And it shall be a heap of ruins, and her
daughter-villages shall be burned with fire. Then Israel shall take possession of his
inheritance, says Jehovah.
3 Wail, O Heshbon; for Ai is plundered! Cry, daughters of Rabbah; clothe yourselves
with sackcloth, mourn, and run to and fro by the hedges! For their king shall go into
captivity with his priests and his rulers together.
4 Why do you glory in the valleys, your flowing valleys, O backsliding daughter; who
trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come against me?
5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon you, says the Lord Jehovah of Hosts, from all those
who are around you. And you shall be driven out, each man straight forward; and there
shall be no one to gather those who stray.
6 And afterward I will bring back the captives of the sons of Ammon, says Jehovah.
7 Thus says Jehovah of Hosts to Edom: Is wisdom no more in Teman? Has counsel
perished from the prudent? Has their wisdom vanished?
8 Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan. For I will bring the
calamity of Esau upon him in the time that I will punish him.
9 If the gatherers of grapes had come to you, would they not leave some gleaning
grapes? If thieves had come by night, would they not destroy until they had enough?
10 But I have made Esau bare; I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be
able to hide himself. His seed is plundered, and his brothers and his neighbors; and he is
11 Leave your orphans; I will preserve them alive; and let your widows trust in Me.
12 For thus says Jehovah: Behold, those whose judgment was not to drink of the cup
have surely drunk. And are you pure and innocent? You shall not be exempt from
punishment, but you shall surely drink.
13 For I have sworn by Myself, says Jehovah, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a
reproach, a waste, and a curse. And all its cities shall be perpetual wastes.
14 I have heard a message from Jehovah, and a messenger is sent to the nations, saying,
Gather together and come against her, and rise up to the battle.
15 For lo, I will make you small among the nations, despised among men.
16 Your dreadfulness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O you who dwell in
the clefts of the rock, who hold the height of the hill. Though you should make your nest
as high as the eagle, I will bring you down from there, says Jehovah.
17 Also Edom shall be an astonishment. Everyone who goes by it shall be appalled and
shall hiss at all its plagues.
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbors, says Jehovah, no
man shall remain there, nor shall a son of man live in it.
19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the dwelling
of the strong. But I will suddenly make him run away from her. And who is a chosen one
that I may appoint over her? For who is like Me? And who will summon Me? And who is
that shepherd who will stand before Me?
20 Therefore hear the counsel of Jehovah which He has taken against Edom, and His
purposes which He has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of
the flock shall drag them away; surely He shall desolate their dwellings with them.
21 The earth quakes at the sound of their fall; when they cried, its sound was heard at
the Red Sea.
22 Behold, he shall come up and fly like the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah.
And in that day the heart of the mighty men of Edom shall be like the heart of a woman
in birth pangs.
23 Concerning Damascus: Hamath and Arpad are put to shame, for they have heard bad
news. Their hearts have melted; the sea is anxious; it cannot be quiet.
24 Damascus has become feeble; she has turned to flee, and trembling has seized her.
Anguish and sorrows have taken her like a woman in labor.
25 How has the city of praise not been deserted, the city of my joy!
26 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be
silenced in that day, says Jehovah of Hosts.
27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of
28 Thus says Jehovah concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor,
which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon shall strike: Arise, go up to Kedar, and plunder
the men of the east.
29 They shall take away their tents and their flocks. They shall take their curtains, and
all their vessels, and their camels to themselves. And they shall cry out to them, Fear is
on every side!
30 Flee, go far away, dwell in the depths, O people of Hazor, says Jehovah; for
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has taken counsel against you, and has conceived a
plan against you.
31 Arise, go up to the nation that is at ease, that dwells securely, says Jehovah, which
has neither gates nor bars, which dwells alone.
32 And their camels shall be for spoils, and the multitude of their cattle for plunder. And
I will scatter them to all the winds, cut off to the farthest extremities. And I will bring
their calamity from all sides of it, says Jehovah.
33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for jackals and a desolation forever. No man shall live
there, nor any son of man dwell in it.
34 The Word of Jehovah that came unto Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, at the
beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
35 Thus says Jehovah of Hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their
36 And I will bring the four winds from the four corners of the heavens upon Elam, and
will scatter them toward all these winds. And there shall be no nation where the outcasts
of Elam shall not come.
37 For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies and before those who seek
their life. And I will bring evil upon them, even My fierce anger, says Jehovah. And I will
send the sword after them until I have finished them;
38 and I will set My throne in Elam, and will destroy the king and the rulers from there,
39 But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring back the captives of Elam,