Jeremiah 49 ©

A prophecy against the Ammonites, v. 1, etc. Edomites, 7. Damascus and the Syrians, 23. Kedar and Hazor, 28. And against Elam, with a promise annexed, 34.


CONCERNING1 the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no 2sons? hath he no heir? why then doth 3their king inherit 4Gad,a and 5his people dwell in 6his cities?


Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will cause an 7alarm of war to be heard in 8Rabbahb of the Ammonites; and it shall be a 9desolate heap, and her 10daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be 11heir unto them that were his heirs, saith the LORD.


Howl, O 12Heshbon, for 13Ai is spoiled: cry, ye 14daughters of Rabbah, gird you with 15sackcloth; lament,c and run to and fro by the 16hedges; for 17their king shall go into captivity, and his priestsd and his princes together.


Wherefore gloriest thou in the 18valleys, thy flowing 19valley, O 20backsliding daughter? that trusted in her 21treasures,esaying, 22Whof shall come unto me?


Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those 23that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man 24right forth; and none shall 25gather up him that wandereth.


And afterward I will 26bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the LORD.


¶Concerning 27Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; 28Isg wisdom no more in 29Teman? is counsel perished from the 30prudent? is their wisdom 31vanished?


Flee ye, turn back, 32dwell deep, O inhabitants of 33Dedan;h for I 34will bring the 35calamity of Esau upon him, the time 36that I will visit him.


Ifi37grapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will 38destroy 39till they have enough.


But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and 40he is not.


Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.


For thus saith the LORD; Behold, they whose 41judgment was not to drink of the 42cup have 43assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall 44altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt 45surely drink of it.


For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD, that 46Bozrah shall become a 47desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all 48the cities thereof shall be 49perpetual wastes.


I have heard a 50rumourj from the LORD, and an 51ambassador is sent unto the heathen, saying, Gather ye together, and come against 52her, and rise up to the battle.


For, lo, I will 53make thee small among the heathen, and despised among men.


Thy 54terribleness hath 55deceived thee, and the pridek of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the 56rock, 57that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nestl as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.


Also Edom shall be a 58desolation: everym one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall 59hiss at all the plagues thereof.


Asn in the 60overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the 61neighbour 62cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide 63there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.


Behold,o he shall come up like a 64lion from the swellingp of Jordan against the habitation of the 65strong: but I will 66suddenly make 67him run away 68from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may 69appoint over her? for who is like me? and whoq will 70appoint me the time? and who is that 71shepherd that will stand 72before me?


Therefore hear the counsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his 73purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of 74Teman: 75Surely the 76least of the flock shall draw 77them out: surely 78he shall make their habitations desolate 79with them.


The earth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the 80Red sea.


Behold, he shall come up andr81fly as the eagle, and spread his wings over Bozrah: and at that day shall the 82heart of the mighty men of Edom be as the heart of a womans in her pangs.


¶Concerning 83Damascus.t84Hamath is confounded, and 85Arpad: for they have heard 86evil tidings: they are 87fainthearted; there is sorrow on the 88sea; it cannot be 89quiet.


Damascus is waxed 90feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows 91have taken her, as a woman in travail.u


92How is the city 93of praise not left, the city 94of my joy!


95Therefore her young men shall 96fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts.


And I will kindle a 97firev in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of 98Ben-hadad.


99Concerning 100Kedar, and concerning the kingdoms of 101Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall 102smite, thus saith the LORD; Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men of the 103east.


Their tents and their flocks shall they take away: they shall take to themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, 104Fear is on every side.


¶Flee, get you 105far off, 106dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken 107counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.


Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, that dwelleth 108without care, saith the LORD, which have neither 109gates nor bars, which dwell alone.


And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter 110into all winds them that are in the utmost 111corners;w and I will bring their calamity from all sides 112thereof, saith the LORD.


And Hazor shall be a 113dwellingx for dragons, and a desolation for ever: there shall 114no man abide there, nor any son of man dwell in it.


¶The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet 115against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,


Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow 116of Elam, the 117chief of their might.


And upon Elam will I bring the 118four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will 119scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam 120shall not come.


For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek 121their life: and I will bring 122evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the LORD; and I will send the sword after them, 123till I have consumed them:


And I will set my 124throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the LORD.


¶But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will 125bring again the captivityy of Elam, saith the LORD.