And his people settled in its cities?
2 "Therefore behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD,
"That I will cause a trumpet R2362 F523 blast of war to be heard
Against Rabbah R2363 of the sons of Ammon;
And it will become a desolate heap,
And her towns R2364 will be set on fire.
Then Israel will take possession R2365 of his possessors,"
Says the LORD.
3 "Wail, O Heshbon, R2366 for Ai R2367 has been destroyed!
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
Gird R2368 yourselves with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
For Malcam F524 will go R2369 into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
4 "How boastful R2370 you are about the valleys!
Your valley is flowing away,
O backsliding R2371 daughter
Who trusts in her treasures, R2372 saying,
`Who R2373 will come against me?'
5 "Behold, I am going to bring terror R2374 upon you,"
Declares the Lord GOD F525 of hosts,
"From all directions around you;
And each of you will be driven R2375 out headlong, F526
With no one to gather the fugitives R2376 together.
6 "But afterward I will restore R2377
The fortunes F527 of the sons of Ammon,"
Declares the LORD.
Prophecy against Edom
7 Concerning Edom. R2378
Thus says the LORD of hosts,
"Is there no longer any wisdom R2379 in Teman? R2380
Has good counsel been lost to the prudent?
Has their wisdom decayed?
8 "Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of Dedan, R2381
For I will F528 bring the disaster R2382 of Esau upon him
At the time I punish F529 him.
9 "If R2383 grape gatherers came to you,
Would they not leave gleanings?
If thieves came by night,
They would destroy only until F530 they had enough.
10 "But I have stripped R2384 Esau bare,
I have uncovered his hiding places
So that he will not be able to conceal himself;
His offspring F531 has been destroyed along with his relatives F532
And his neighbors, and he R2385 is no more.
11 "Leave your orphans R2386 F533 behind, I will keep them alive;
And let your widows R2387 trust in Me."
12 For thus says the LORD, "Behold, those who F534 were not sentenced to drink the cup R2388 will certainly drink it, and are you the one who will be completely R2389 acquitted? You will not be acquitted, but you will certainly drink it. 13 "For I have sworn R2390 by Myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah R2391 will become an object R2392 of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins."
14 I have heard R2393 a message from the LORD,
And an envoy R2394 is sent among the nations, saying,
"Gather R2395 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 the F535 rock, R2396
Who occupy the height of the hill.
Though you make your nest as high R2397 as an eagle's,
I will bring R2398 you down from there," declares the LORD.
17 "Edom will become an object R2399 of horror; everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss R2400 at all its wounds. 18 "Like the overthrow R2401 of Sodom and Gomorrah with its neighbors," says the LORD, "no R2402 one will live there, nor will a son of man reside in it. 19 "Behold, R2403 one will come up like a lion from the thickets R2404 F536 of the Jordan against a F537 perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen R2405 I shall appoint over it. For who is like R2406 Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who R2407 can stand against Me?"
20 Therefore hear the plan R2408 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 pasture F538 desolate R2409 because of them. 21 The earth R2410 has quaked at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the Red F539 Sea. 22 Behold, He F540 will mount up and swoop R2411 like an eagle and spread out His wings against F541 Bozrah; and the hearts R2412 of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
Prophecy against Damascus
23 Concerning Damascus. R2413
"Hamath R2414 and Arpad R2415 are put to shame,
For they have heard bad news;
They are disheartened. R2416
There is anxiety by the sea,
It cannot R2417 be calmed.
24 "Damascus has become helpless;
She has turned away to flee,
And panic has gripped her;
Distress R2418 and pangs have taken hold of her
Like a woman in childbirth.
25 "How the F542 city R2419 of praise has not been deserted,
The town of My joy!
26 "Therefore, her young R2420 men will fall in her streets,
And all the men of war will be silenced F543 in that day," declares the LORD of hosts.
27 "I will set R2421 fire to the wall of Damascus,
And it will devour the fortified F544 towers of Ben-hadad." R2422
Prophecy against Kedar and Hazor
28 Concerning Kedar R2423 and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. Thus says the LORD,
"Arise, go up to Kedar
And devastate the men R2424 F545 of the east.
29 "They will take away their tents and their flocks;
They will carry off for themselves
Their tent curtains, R2425 all their goods and their camels, R2426
And they will call out to one another, `Terror R2427 on every side!'
30 "Run away, flee! Dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of Hazor," declares the LORD;
"For Nebuchadnezzar R2428 king of Babylon has formed a plan against you
And devised a scheme against you.
31 "Arise, go up against a nation which is at R2429 ease,
Which lives securely," declares the LORD.
"It has no R2430 gates or bars;
They dwell R2431 alone.
32 "Their camels will become plunder,
And their many cattle for booty,
And I will scatter R2432 to all the winds those who cut R2433 the corners of their hair;
And I will bring their disaster from every side," declares the LORD.
33 "Hazor will become a haunt R2434 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 Elam, R2435 at R2436 the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying:
35 "Thus says the LORD of hosts,
`Behold, I am going to break R2437 the bow of Elam,
The finest F546 of their might.
36 `I will bring upon Elam the four R2438 winds
From the four ends of heaven,
And will scatter R2439 them to all these winds;
And there will be no nation
To which the outcasts of Elam will not go.
37 `So I will shatter F547 Elam before their enemies
And before those who seek their lives;
And I will bring R2440 calamity upon them,
Even My fierce R2441 anger,' declares the LORD,
`And I will send R2442 out the sword after them
Until I have consumed them.
38 `Then I will set My throne in Elam
And destroy out F548 of it king and princes,'
Declares the LORD.
39 `But it will come about in the last days
That I will restore R2443 the fortunes F549 of Elam,' "
Declares the LORD.
F522: In 1+@Kin 11:5, 33 and Zeph 1:5, Milcom
F523: Or shout of
F524: Cf v 1
F525: Hebrew YHWH, usually rendered L\ORD/
F526: Lit before him
F527: Or captivity
F528: Or brought
F529: Or punished
F530: Lit their sufficiency
F531: Lit seed
F532: Lit brothers
F533: Or fatherless
F534: Lit whose judgment was not to
F535: Or Sela
F536: Lit pride
F537: Or an enduring habitation
F538: Or habitation
F539: Lit Sea of Reeds
F540: Or one
F541: Or over
F542: Or deserted is the city of praise
F543: Or destroyed
F544: Or palaces
F545: Lit sons
F546: Lit first
F547: Or dismay
F548: Or from there
F549: Or captivity
R2361: Deuteronomy 23:3,4; 2 Chronicles 20:1; Ezekiel 21:28-32; 25:2-10; Amos 1:13-15; Zephaniah 2:8-11
R2362: Numbers 10:9; Jeremiah 4:19
R2363: Deuteronomy 3:11; 2 Samuel 11:1; Ezekiel 21:20
R2364: Joshua 17:11,16
R2365: Isaiah 14:2
R2366: Jeremiah 48:2
R2367: Joshua 7:2-5; 8:1-29; Ezra 2:28
R2368: Isaiah 32:11; Jeremiah 48:37
R2369: Jeremiah 46:25; 48:7
R2370: Jeremiah 9:23
R2371: Jeremiah 31:22
R2372: Psalms 62:10; Ezekiel 28:4,5; 1 Timothy 6:17
R2373: Jeremiah 21:13
R2374: Jeremiah 48:43f; 49:29
R2375: Jeremiah 16:16; 46:5
R2376: Lamentations 4:15
R2377: Jeremiah 48:47; 49:39
R2378: Genesis 25:30; 32:3; Isaiah 34:5,6; Jeremiah 25:21; Ezekiel 25:12; Amos 1:11; Obadiah 1:1:1-21
R2379: Job 1:2:11; Jeremiah 8:9
R2380: Genesis 36:11,15,34; Jeremiah 49:20
R2381: Isaiah 21:13; Jeremiah 25:23
R2382: Jeremiah 46:21; Malachi 1:3,4
R2383: Obadiah 1:1:5
R2384: Jeremiah 13:26
R2385: Isaiah 17:14
R2386: Psalms 68:5; Hosea 14:3
R2387: Psalms 68:5; Zechariah 7:10
R2388: Jeremiah 25:15
R2389: Jeremiah 25:28,29; 1 Peter 4:17
R2390: Genesis 22:16; Isaiah 45:23; Jeremiah 44:26; Amos 6:8
R2391: Genesis 36:33; 1 Chronicles 1:44; Isaiah 34:6; 63:1; Amos 1:12
R2392: Isaiah 34:9-15; Jeremiah 18:16
R2393: Obadiah 1:1:1-4
R2394: Isaiah 18:2; 30:4
R2395: Jeremiah 50:14
R2396: 2 Kings 14:7; Jeremiah 48:28
R2397: Job 1:39:27; Isaiah 14:13-15
R2398: Amos 9:2
R2399: Jeremiah 18:16; 49:13; 50:13; Ezekiel 35:7
R2400: 1 Kings 9:8; Jeremiah 51:37
R2401: Genesis 19:24,25; Deuteronomy 29:23; Jeremiah 50:40; Amos 4:11; Zephaniah 2:9
R2402: Job 1:18:15-18; Jeremiah 49:33
R2403: Jeremiah 50:44
R2404: Joshua 3:15; Jeremiah 12:5
R2405: Numbers 16:5
R2406: Exodus 15:11; Isaiah 46:9
R2407: Job 1:41:10
R2408: Isaiah 14:24,27; Jeremiah 50:45
R2409: Malachi 1:3,4
R2410: Jeremiah 50:46; Ezekiel 26:15,18
R2411: Jeremiah 4:13; 48:40; Hosea 8:1
R2412: Isaiah 13:8; Jeremiah 30:6; 48:41
R2413: Genesis 14:15; 15:2; 2 Kings 5:12; 2 Chronicles 16:2; Isaiah 7:8; 17:1; Amos 1:3; Acts 9:2
R2414: Numbers 13:21; Isaiah 10:9; Jeremiah 39:5; Amos 6:2
R2415: 2 Kings 18:34; 19:13; Isaiah 10:9
R2416: Exodus 15:15; Nahum 2:10
R2417: Isaiah 57:20
R2418: Isaiah 13:8
R2419: Jeremiah 33:9; 51:41
R2420: Jeremiah 11:22; 50:30; Amos 4:10
R2421: Jeremiah 43:12; Amos 1:3-5
R2422: 1 Kings 15:18-20; 2 Kings 13:3
R2423: Genesis 25:13; Psalms 120:5; Isaiah 21:16,17; Jeremiah 2:10; Ezekiel 27:21
R2424: Job 1:1:3; Isaiah 11:14
R2425: Habakkuk 3:7
R2426: 1 Chronicles 5:21
R2427: Jeremiah 46:5
R2428: Jeremiah 25:9; 27:6
R2429: Judges 18:7; Isaiah 47:8
R2430: Isaiah 42:11
R2431: Numbers 23:9; Deuteronomy 33:28; Micah 7:14
R2432: Ezekiel 5:10; 12:14,15
R2433: Jeremiah 9:26; 25:23
R2434: Isaiah 13:20-22; Jeremiah 9:11; 10:22; 51:37; Zephaniah 2:9,13-15; Malachi 1:3
R2435: Genesis 10:22; 14:1,9; Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 25:25; Ezekiel 32:24; Daniel 8:2
R2436: 2 Kings 24:17,18; Jeremiah 28:1
R2437: Psalms 46:9; Isaiah 22:6; Jeremiah 51:56
R2438: Daniel 7:2; 8:8; Revelation 7:1
R2439: Jeremiah 49:32; Ezekiel 5:10; Amos 9:9
R2440: Jeremiah 6:19
R2441: Jeremiah 30:24
R2442: Jeremiah 9:16; 48:2
R2443: Jeremiah 48:47