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Jeremiah 48 1 This message was given concerning Moab. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Destruction is certain for the city of Nebo; it will soon lie in ruins. The city of Kiriathaim will be humiliated and captured; the fortress will be humiliated and broken down.
Jeremiah 48 2 No one will ever brag about Moab again, for there is a plot against her life. In Heshbon plans have been completed to destroy her. `Come,' they say, `we will cut her off from being a nation.' The city of Madmen, too, will be silenced; the sword will follow you there.
Jeremiah 48 3 And then the roar of battle will surge against Horonaim,
Jeremiah 48 4 for all Moab is being destroyed. Her little ones will cry out.
Jeremiah 48 5 Her refugees will climb the hills of Luhith, weeping bitterly, while cries of terror rise from Horonaim below.
Jeremiah 48 6 Flee for your lives! Hide in the wilderness!
Jeremiah 48 7 Because you have trusted in your wealth and skill, you will be taken captive. Your god Chemosh, with his priests and princes, will be exiled to distant lands!
Jeremiah 48 8 "All the towns will be destroyed, both on the plateaus and in the valleys, for the LORD has spoken.
Jeremiah 48 9 Oh, that Moab had wings so she could fly away, for her cities will be left empty, with no one living in them.
Jeremiah 48 10 Cursed be those who refuse to do the work the LORD has given them, who hold back their swords from shedding blood!
Jeremiah 48 11 "From her earliest history, Moab has lived in peace. She is like wine that has been allowed to settle. She has not been poured from flask to flask, and she is now fragrant and smooth.
Jeremiah 48 12 But the time is coming soon," says the LORD, "when I will send troublemakers to pour her from her jar. They will pour her out, then shatter the jar!
Jeremiah 48 13 At last Moab will be ashamed of her idol Chemosh, as Israel was ashamed of her gold calf at Bethel.
Jeremiah 48 14 "You used to boast, `We are heroes, mighty men of war.'
Jeremiah 48 15 But now Moab and her towns will be destroyed. Her most promising youth are doomed to slaughter," says the King, whose name is the LORD Almighty.
Jeremiah 48 16 "Calamity is coming fast to Moab; it threatens ominously.
Jeremiah 48 17 "You friends of Moab, weep for her and cry! See how the strong scepter is broken, how the beautiful staff is shattered!
Jeremiah 48 18 Come down from your glory and sit in the dust, you people of Dibon, for those who destroy Moab will shatter Dibon, too. They will tear down all your towers.
Jeremiah 48 19 The people of Aroer stand anxiously beside the road to watch. They shout to those who flee from Moab, `What has happened there?'
Jeremiah 48 20 "And the reply comes back, `Moab lies in ruins; weep and wail! Tell it by the banks of the Arnon River: Moab has been destroyed!'
Jeremiah 48 21 All the cities of the plateau lie in ruins, too. Judgment has been poured out on them all--on Holon and Jahaz and Mephaath,
Jeremiah 48 22 and on Dibon and Nebo and Beth-diblathaim,
Jeremiah 48 23 and on Kiriathaim and Beth-gamul and Beth-meon,
Jeremiah 48 24 and on Kerioth and Bozrah--all the cities of Moab, far and near.
Jeremiah 48 25 "The strength of Moab has ended. Her horns have been cut off, and her arms have been broken," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 48 26 "Let her stagger and fall like a drunkard, for she has rebelled against the LORD. Moab will wallow in her own vomit, ridiculed by all.
Jeremiah 48 27 Did you not make Israel the object of your ridicule? Was she caught in the company of thieves that you should despise her as you do?
Jeremiah 48 28 "You people of Moab, flee from your cities and towns! Live in the caves like doves that nest in the clefts of the rocks.
Jeremiah 48 29 We have heard of the pride of Moab, for it is very great. We know of her loftiness, her arrogance, and her haughty heart.
Jeremiah 48 30 I know about her insolence," says the LORD, "but her boasts are false; they accomplish nothing.
Jeremiah 48 31 Yes, I wail for Moab; my heart is broken for the men of Kir-hareseth.
Jeremiah 48 32 "You people of Sibmah, rich in vineyards, I will weep for you even more than I did for Jazer. Your spreading vines once reached as far as the Dead Sea, but the destroyer has stripped you bare! He has harvested your grapes and summer fruits.
Jeremiah 48 33 Joy and gladness are gone from fruitful Moab. The presses yield no wine. No one treads the grapes with shouts of joy. There is shouting, yes, but not of joy.
Jeremiah 48 34 Instead, their awful cries of terror can be heard from Heshbon clear across to Elealeh and Jahaz; from Zoar all the way to Horonaim and Eglath-shelishiyah. Even the waters of Nimrim are dried up now.
Jeremiah 48 35 "I will put an end to Moab," says the LORD, "for they offer sacrifices at the pagan shrines and burn incense to their false gods.
Jeremiah 48 36 My heart moans like a flute for Moab and Kir-hareseth, for all their wealth has disappeared.
Jeremiah 48 37 They shave their heads and beards in mourning. They slash their hands and put on clothes made of sackcloth.
Jeremiah 48 38 Crying and sorrow will be in every Moabite home and on every street. For I have smashed Moab like an old, unwanted bottle.
Jeremiah 48 39 How it is broken! Hear the wailing! See the shame of Moab! She has become an object of ridicule, an example of ruin to all her neighbors.
Jeremiah 48 40 "An eagle swoops down on the land of Moab," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 48 41 "Her cities will fall; her strongholds will be seized. Even the mightiest warriors will be as frightened as a woman about to give birth.
Jeremiah 48 42 Moab will no longer be a nation, for she has boasted against the LORD.
Jeremiah 48 43 "Terror and traps and snares will be your lot, O Moab," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 48 44 "Those who flee in terror will fall into a trap, and those who escape the trap will step into a snare. I will see to it that you do not get away, for the time of your judgment has come," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 48 45 "The people flee as far as Heshbon but are unable to go on. For a fire comes from Heshbon, King Sihon's ancestral home, to devour the entire land with all its rebellious people.
Jeremiah 48 46 "O Moab, your destruction is sure! The people of the god Chemosh are destroyed! Your sons and daughters have been taken away as captives.
Jeremiah 48 47 But in the latter days I will restore the fortunes of Moab," says the LORD. This is the end of Jeremiah's prophecy concerning Moab.
Jeremiah 49 1 This message was given concerning the Ammonites. This is what the LORD says: "What are you doing? Are there no descendants of Israel to inherit the land of Gad? Why are you, who worship Molech, living in its towns?
Jeremiah 49 2 I will punish you for this," says the LORD, "by destroying your city of Rabbah. It will become a desolate heap, and the neighboring towns will be burned. Then Israel will come and take back the land you took from her," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 49 3 "Cry out, O Heshbon, for the town of Ai is destroyed. Weep, O people of Rabbah! Put on your clothes of mourning. Weep and wail, hiding in the hedges, for your god Molech will be exiled along with his princes and priests.
Jeremiah 49 4 You are proud of your fertile valleys, but they will soon be ruined. You rebellious daughter, you trusted in your wealth and thought no one could ever harm you.
Jeremiah 49 5 But look! I will bring terror upon you," says the Lord, the LORD Almighty. "Your neighbors will chase you from your land, and no one will help your exiles as they flee.
Jeremiah 49 6 But afterward I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 49 7 This message was given concerning Edom. This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Where are all the wise men of Teman? Is there no one left to give wise counsel?
Jeremiah 49 8 Turn and flee! Hide in deep caves, you people of Dedan! For when I bring disaster on Edom, I will punish you, too!
Jeremiah 49 9 Those who harvest grapes always leave a few for the poor. If thieves came at night, even they would not take everything.
Jeremiah 49 10 But I will strip bare the land of Edom, and there will be no place left to hide. Its children, its brothers, and its neighbors--all will be destroyed--and Edom itself will be no more.
Jeremiah 49 11 But I will preserve the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, will be able to depend on me for help."
Jeremiah 49 12 And this is what the LORD says: "If the innocent must suffer, how much more must you! You will not go unpunished! You must drink this cup of judgment!
Jeremiah 49 13 For I have sworn by my own name," says the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror and a heap of rubble; it will be mocked and cursed. All its towns and villages will be desolate forever."
Jeremiah 49 14 I have heard a message from the LORD that an ambassador was sent to the nations to say, "Form a coalition against Edom, and prepare for battle!"
Jeremiah 49 15 This is what the LORD says: "I will cut you down to size among the nations, Edom. You will be despised by all.
Jeremiah 49 16 You are proud that you inspire fear in others. And you are proud because you live in a rock fortress and hide high in the mountains. But don't fool yourselves! Though you live among the peaks with the eagles, I will bring you crashing down," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 49 17 "Edom will be an object of horror. All who pass by will be appalled and will gasp at the destruction they see there.
Jeremiah 49 18 It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighboring towns," says the LORD. "No one will live there anymore.
Jeremiah 49 19 I will come like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan, leaping on the sheep in the pasture. I will chase Edom from its land, and I will appoint the leader of my choice. For who is like me, and who can challenge me? What ruler can oppose my will?"
Jeremiah 49 20 Listen to the LORD's plans for Edom and the people of Teman. Even the little children will be dragged off, and their homes will be empty.
Jeremiah 49 21 The earth will shake with the noise of Edom's fall, and its cry of despair will be heard all the way to the Red Sea.
Jeremiah 49 22 The enemy will come as swiftly as an eagle, and he will spread his wings against Bozrah. Even the mightiest warriors will be as frightened as a woman about to give birth.
Jeremiah 49 23 This message was given concerning Damascus. This is what the LORD says: "The towns of Hamath and Arpad are struck with fear, for they have heard the news of their destruction. Their hearts are troubled like a wild sea in a raging storm.
Jeremiah 49 24 Damascus has become feeble, and all her people turn to flee. Fear, anguish, and pain have gripped her as they do a woman giving birth.
Jeremiah 49 25 That famous city, a city of joy, will be forsaken!
Jeremiah 49 26 Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her warriors will all be killed," says the LORD Almighty.
Jeremiah 49 27 "And I will start a fire at the edge of Damascus that will burn up the palaces of Ben-hadad."
Jeremiah 49 28 This message was given concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which were attacked by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. This is what the LORD says: "Advance against Kedar! Blot out the warriors from the East!
Jeremiah 49 29 Their flocks and tents will be captured, and their household goods and camels will be taken away. Everywhere shouts of panic will be heard: `We are terrorized at every turn!'
Jeremiah 49 30 Flee for your lives," says the LORD. "Hide yourselves in deep caves, you people of Hazor, for King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has plotted against you and is preparing to destroy you.
Jeremiah 49 31 "Go up and attack those self-sufficient nomadic tribes," says the LORD. "They live alone in the desert without walls or gates.
Jeremiah 49 32 Their camels and cattle will all be yours. I will scatter to the winds these people who live in distant places. I will bring calamity upon them from every direction," says the LORD.
Jeremiah 49 33 "Hazor will be inhabited by jackals, and it will be desolate forever. No one will live there anymore."
Jeremiah 49 34 This message concerning Elam came to the prophet Jeremiah from the LORD at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah.
Jeremiah 49 35 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will destroy the archers of Elam--the best of their marksmen.
Jeremiah 49 36 I will bring enemies from all directions, and I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds. They will be exiled to countries around the world.
Jeremiah 49 37 I myself will go with Elam's enemies to shatter it. My fierce anger will bring great disaster upon the people of Elam," says the LORD. "Their enemies will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely.
Jeremiah 49 38 I will set my throne in Elam," says the LORD, "and I will destroy its king and princes.
Jeremiah 49 39 But in the latter days I will restore the fortunes of Elam," says the LORD.