Prophecy against Ammon

49 Concerning the sons of (A)Ammon. Thus says the Lord:

“Does Israel have no sons?
Or has he no heirs?
Why then has [a]Malcam taken possession of Gad
And his people settled in its cities?
“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“That I will cause a [b](B)trumpet blast of war to be heard
Against (C)Rabbah of the sons of Ammon;
And it will become a desolate heap,
And her (D)towns will be set on fire.
Then Israel will take (E)possession of his possessors,”
Says the Lord.
“Wail, O (F)Heshbon, for (G)Ai has been destroyed!
Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah,
(H)Gird yourselves with sackcloth and lament,
And rush back and forth inside the walls;
For [c]Malcam will (I)go into exile
Together with his priests and his princes.
“How (J)boastful you are about the valleys!
Your valley is flowing away,
O (K)backsliding daughter
Who trusts in her (L)treasures, saying,
(M)Who will come against me?’
“Behold, I am going to bring (N)terror upon you,”
Declares the Lord [d]God of hosts,
“From all directions around you;
And each of you will be (O)driven out [e]headlong,
With no one to gather the (P)fugitives together.
“But afterward I will (Q)restore
The [f]fortunes of the sons of Ammon,”
Declares the Lord.

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  1. Jeremiah 49:1 In 1 Kin 11:5, 33 and Zeph 1:5, Milcom
  2. Jeremiah 49:2 Or shout of
  3. Jeremiah 49:3 Cf v 1
  4. Jeremiah 49:5 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  5. Jeremiah 49:5 Lit before him
  6. Jeremiah 49:6 Or captivity

Judgment on Gentile Nations—Ammon

25 And the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face toward the (A)sons of Ammon and prophesy against them, and say to the sons of Ammon, ‘Hear the word of the Lord [a]God! Thus says the Lord God, “Because you said, ‘(B)Aha!’ against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into exile, therefore, behold, I am going to give you to the (C)sons of the east for a possession, and they will set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you; they will (D)eat your fruit and drink your milk. I will make (E)Rabbah a pasture for camels and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks. Thus you will know that I am the Lord.” For thus says the Lord God, “Because you have (F)clapped your hands and stamped your feet and (G)rejoiced with all the scorn of your soul against the land of Israel, therefore, behold, I have (H)stretched out My hand against you and I will give you for (I)spoil to the nations. And I will (J)cut you off from the peoples and (K)make you perish from the lands; I will destroy you. Thus you will (L)know that I am the Lord.”


‘Thus says the Lord God, “Because (M)Moab and Seir say, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations,’ therefore, behold, I am going to [b]deprive the flank of Moab of its cities, of its cities which are on its [c]frontiers, the glory of the land, (N)Beth-jeshimoth, (O)Baal-meon and (P)Kiriathaim, 10 and I will give it for a possession along with the sons of Ammon to the (Q)sons of the east, so that the sons of Ammon will not be remembered among the nations.

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  1. Ezekiel 25:3 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch
  2. Ezekiel 25:9 Lit open
  3. Ezekiel 25:9 Lit end

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