Jeremiah 49 ©

1 The judgment of the Ammonites: 6 their restoration. 7 The judgment of Edom, 23 of Damascus, 28 of Kedar, 30 of Hazor, 34 and of Elam. 39 The restoration of Elam.


1CONCERNING athe Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth 2their king binherit Gad, and his people cdwell in his cities?

c Ps. 9.6.

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


fHowl, O Heshbon, for gAi is spoiled: cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, *gird you with sackcloth; lament, and run to and fro by the hedges; hfor 3their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together.

g Not Jos. 8.

iWherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, 4thy flowing valley, jO backsliding daughter? kthat trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me?


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


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


pConcerning Edom, thus saith the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in qTeman? is rcounsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?


sFlee ye, 5turn back, dwell tdeep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring uthe calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.

u Mal. 1.3,4.

If vgrapegatherers come to thee, would they not leave some *gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, they will destroy till they have 6enough.


But I have made Esau wbare, I have uncovered his xsecret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his yseed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.


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


For thus saith the LORD; Behold, athey whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunken; and art thou he that shall baltogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink of it.


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


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


For, lo, fI will make thee small among the heathen, and gdespised among men.


Thy hterribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the irock, that holdest the height of the hill: jthough thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.


Also kEdom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.


As lin the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith the LORD, no man shall abide there, neither shall a son of man dwell in it.


Behold, he shall come up mlike a lion from nthe swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is oa chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for pwho is like me? and who will 6appoint me the time? and who is qthat shepherd that will rstand before me?


Therefore hear the scounsel of the LORD, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of tTeman: Surely the least of the flock shall draw them out: surely he ushall make their habitations desolate with them.


The vearth is moved at the noise of their fall, at the cry the noise thereof was heard in the 7Red sea.


Behold, he shall come up and wfly as the eagle, and spread his wings over xBozrah: and at that day shall the heart of the mighty men of Edom be yas the heart of a woman in her pangs.

x v.13.

zConcerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are 8fainthearted; there is sorrow 9on the sea; it cannot be quiet.


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


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


10Therefore her cyoung men shall fall 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 dfire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of eBen-hadad.


¶Concerning fKedar, and concerning the kingdoms of gHazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon shall smite, thus saith the LORD; hArise ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the men iof the east.


Their jtents 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, kFear is on every side.


lFlee, 11get you far off, dwell deep, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith the LORD; for mNebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.

l v.8.

Arise, get you up unto the wealthy nation, 12that ndwelleth without care, saith the LORD, which have neither gates nor bars, which odwell alone.


And their camels pshall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and qI will scatter into all winds them that are 13in the utmost corners; and I will bring their calamity from all sides thereof, saith the LORD.

p v.29.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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