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Jeremiah 49:1 - 49:6

Word Against Ammon

Concerning 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?
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.
“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.
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?’
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.
But afterward I will return
The fortunes of the sons of Ammon,”
Declares Yahweh.