Jeremiah 48

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The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah

Chapter 49

1

Concerning the Ammonites, 5983 thus saith1 the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir?6 why [then] doth their king inherit1 Gad, and his people dwell1 in his cities?

2

Therefore, behold, the days come,6 saith7 the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard52 in Rabbah of the Ammonites; 5983 and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned4 with fire: then shall Israel be heir1 unto them that were his heirs,6 saith1 the LORD.

3

Howl,54 O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled:27 cry,3 ye daughters of Rabbah, gird3 you with sackcloth; lament,3 and run to and fro112 by the hedges; for their king shall go4 into captivity, [and] his priests and his princes together.

4

Wherefore gloriest101 thou in the valleys, thy flowing6 valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted6 in her treasures, [saying], Who shall come4 unto me?

5

Behold, I will bring56 a fear upon thee, saith7 the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out8 every man right forth; and none shall gather up18 him that wandereth.6

6

And afterward I will bring again55 the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith7 the LORD.

7

Concerning Edom, thus saith1 the LORD of hosts; [Is] wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished1 from the prudent?5 is their wisdom vanished?8

8

Flee3 ye, turn back,90 dwell2 deep,52 O inhabitants6 of Dedan; for I will bring52 the calamity of Esau upon him, the time [that] I will visit1 him.

9

If grapegatherers6 come1 to thee, would they not leave55 [some] gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy52 till they have enough.

10

But I have made Esau bare,1 I have uncovered14 his secret places, and he shall not be able4 to hide9 himself: his seed is spoiled,27 and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he [is] not.

11

Leave3 thy fatherless children, I will preserve [them] alive;17 and let thy widows trust4 in me.

12

For thus saith1 the LORD; Behold, they whose judgment [was] not to drink2 of the cup have assuredly2 drunken;4 and [art] thou he [that] shall altogether2 go unpunished?11 thou shalt not go unpunished,11 but thou shalt surely2 drink4 [of it].

13

For I have sworn8 by myself, saith7 the LORD, that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

14

I have heard1 a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent7 unto the heathen, [saying], Gather ye together,100 and come3 against her, and rise up3 to the battle.

15

For, lo, I will make1 thee small among the heathen, [and] despised7 among men.

16

Thy terribleness hath deceived52 thee, [and] the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest6 in the clefts of the rock, that holdest6 the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high55 as the eagle, I will bring thee down55 from thence, saith7 the LORD.

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Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth6 by it shall be astonished,4 and shall hiss4 at all the plagues thereof.

18

As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour [cities] thereof, saith1 the LORD, no man shall abide4 there, neither shall a son of man dwell4 in it.

19

Behold, he shall come up4 like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly55 make him run away55 from her: and who [is] a chosen7 [man, that] I may appoint4 over her? for who [is] like me? and who will appoint me the time?55 and who [is] that shepherd6 that will stand4 before me?

20

Therefore hear3 the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken1 against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed1 against the inhabitants6 of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out:4 surely he shall make their habitations desolate55 with them.

21

The earth is moved1 at the noise of their fall,2 at the cry the noise thereof was heard8 in the Red sea.

22

Behold, he shall come up4 and fly4 as the eagle, and spread4 his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.56

23

Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded,1 and Arpad: for they have heard1 evil tidings: they are fainthearted;8 [there is] sorrow on the sea; it cannot 3201 4 be quiet.53

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Damascus is waxed feeble,1 [and] turneth52 herself to flee,2 and fear hath seized52 on [her]: anguish and sorrows have taken her,1 as a woman in travail.6

25

How is the city of praise not left,27 the city of my joy!

26

Therefore her young men shall fall4 in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off11 in that day, saith7 the LORD of hosts.

27

And I will kindle52 a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume1 the palaces of Benhadad.

28

Concerning Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite,52 thus saith1 the LORD; Arise3 ye, go up3 to Kedar, and spoil3 the men of the east.

29

Their tents and their flocks shall they take away:4 they shall take4 to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry1 unto them, Fear [is] on every side.

30

Flee,3 get3 you far off, dwell2 deep,52 O ye inhabitants6 of Hazor, saith7 the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel 3289 1 against you, and hath conceived1 a purpose against you.

31

Arise,3 get you up3 unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth6 without care, saith7 the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, [which] dwell4 alone.

32

And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter14 into all winds them [that are] in the utmost7 corners; and I will bring55 their calamity from all sides thereof, saith7 the LORD.

33

And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons, [and] a desolation for ever: there shall no man abide4 there, nor [any] son of man dwell4 in it.

34

The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,2

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Thus saith1 the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break6 the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

36

And upon Elam will I bring52 the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter14 them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts12 of Elam 5769 shall not come.4

37

For I will cause Elam to be dismayed52 before their enemies,6 and before them that seek18 their life: and I will bring52 evil upon them, [even] my fierce anger, saith7 the LORD; and I will send14 the sword after them, till I have consumed15 them:

38

And I will set1 my throne in Elam, and will destroy52 from thence the king and the princes, saith7 the LORD.

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But it shall come to pass in the latter days, [that] I will bring again55 7725 4 the captivity 7622 of Elam, saith7 the LORD.

Jeremiah 50