Word Against AmmonConcerning the sons of Ammon. Thus says Yahweh:
“Does Israel have no sons?
Or has he no one who can take possession?
Why then has Malcam taken possession of Gad
And his people settled in its cities? 2
Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh,
“That I will cause a trumpet blast of war to be heard
Against Rabbah of the sons of Ammon;
And it will become a desolate heap,
And her towns will be set on fire.
Then Israel will take possession of his possessors,”
Says Yahweh. 3
“Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai has been destroyed!
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
For Malcam will go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes. 4
How boastful you are about the valleys!
Your valley is flowing away,
O faithless daughter
Who trusts in her treasures, saying,
‘Who will come against me?’ 5
Behold, I am going to bring dread upon you,”
Declares Lord Yahweh of hosts,
“From all around you;
And each of you will be banished headlong,
With no one to gather the one who flees. 6
But afterward I will return
The fortunes of the sons of Ammon,”