Jeremiah 49
American Standard Version
The Judgment on the Ammonites

1Of the children of Ammon. Thus saith Jehovah: Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth Malcam possess Gad, and his people well in the cities thereof?

2Therefore, behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard against Rabbah of the children of Ammon; and it shall become a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel possess them that did possess him, saith Jehovah.

3Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is laid waste; cry, ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth: lament, and run to and fro among the fences; for Malcam shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.

4Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures,'saying , Who shall come unto me?

5Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord, Jehovah of hosts, from all that are round about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth, and there shall be none to gather together the fugitives.

6But afterward I will bring back the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith Jehovah.

The Judgment on Edom

7Of Edom. Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?

8Flee ye, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I shall visit him.

9If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, would they not destroy till they had enough?

10But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself: his seed is destroyed, and his brethren, and his neighbors; and he is not.

11Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

12For thus saith Jehovah: Behold, they to whom it pertained not to drink of the cup shall assuredly drink; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink. 13For I have sworn by myself, saith Jehovah, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

14I have heard tidings from Jehovah, and an ambassador is sent among the nations,'saying , Gather yourselves together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.

15For, behold, I have made thee small among the nations, and despised among men.

16As for thy terribleness, the pride of thy heart hath deceived thee, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith Jehovah.

17And Edom shall become an astonishment: every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof. 18As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbor cities thereof, saith Jehovah, no man shall dwell there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein. 19Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the pride of the Jordan against the strong habitation: for I will suddenly make them run away from it; and whoso is chosen, him will I appoint over it: for who is like me? and who will appoint me a time? and who is the shepherd that will stand before me?

20Therefore hear ye the counsel of Jehovah, that he hath taken against Edom; and his purposes, that he hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely they shall drag them away, even the little ones of the flock; surely he shall make their habitation desolate over them. 21The earth trembleth at the noise of their fall; there is a cry, the noise whereof is heard in the Red Sea. 22Behold, he shall come up and fly as the eagle, and spread out his wings against Bozrah: and the heart of the mighty men of Edom at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

The Judgment on Damascus

23Of Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad; for they have heard evil tidings, they are melted away: there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.

24Damascus is waxed feeble, she turneth herself to flee, and trembling hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken hold of her, as of a woman in travail.

25How is the city of praise not forsaken, the city of my joy?

26Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be brought to silence in that day, saith Jehovah of hosts.

27And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall devour the palaces of Ben-hadad.

The Judgment on Kedar and Hazor

28Of Kedar, and of the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon smote. Thus saith Jehovah: Arise ye, go up to Kedar, and destroy the children of the east.

29Their tents and their flocks shall they take; they shall carry away for themselves their curtains, and all their vessels, and their camels; and they shall cry unto them, Terror on every side!

30Flee ye, wander far off, dwell in the depths, O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith Jehovah; for Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken counsel against you, and hath conceived a purpose against you.

31Arise, get you up unto a nation that is at ease, that dwelleth without care, saith Jehovah; that have neither gates nor bars, that dwell alone.

32And their camels shall be a booty, and the multitude of their cattle a spoil: and I will scatter unto all winds them that have the corners of their hair cut off; and I will bring their calamity from every side of them, saith Jehovah.

33And Hazor shall be a dwelling-place of jackals, a desolation for ever: no man shall dwell there, neither shall any son of man sojourn therein.

The Judgment on Elam

34The word of Jehovah that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,

35Thus saith Jehovah of hosts: Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.

36And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.

37And I 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 Jehovah; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them;

38and I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence king and princes, saith Jehovah.

39But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring back the captivity of Elam, saith Jehovah.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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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
Jeremiah 1: The Words of Jeremiah

Jeremiah 2: Israel Has Forsaken God

Jeremiah 3: The Polluted Land

Jeremiah 4: God Calls Israel by His Promise

Jeremiah 5: No One is Just

Jeremiah 6: Jerusalem's Final Warning

Jeremiah 7: Jeremiah's Message at the Temple Gate

Jeremiah 8: Judah's Sin and Punishment

Jeremiah 9: Jeremiah's Continual Tears

Jeremiah 10: The Sovereignty of God

Jeremiah 11: The Broken Covenant

Jeremiah 12: The Prosperity of the Wicked

Jeremiah 13: The Linen Belt

Jeremiah 14: Drought, Famine, Sword, Pestilence

Jeremiah 15: Judgment to Continue

Jeremiah 16: Disaster is Predicted

Jeremiah 17: The Sin and Punishment of Judah

Jeremiah 18: The Potter and the Clay

Jeremiah 19: The Broken Jar

Jeremiah 20: Pashhur Persecutes Jeremiah

Jeremiah 21: Jerusalem Will Fall to Babylon

Jeremiah 22: A Warning for Judah's Kings

Jeremiah 23: David's Righteous Branch

Jeremiah 24: The Good and Bad Figs

Jeremiah 25: The Seventy Year Captivity

Jeremiah 26: Warning to the Cities of Judah

Jeremiah 27: The Yoke of Nebuchadnezzar

Jeremiah 28: Hananiah's False Prophecy

Jeremiah 29: Jeremiah's Letter to the Exiles

Jeremiah 30: Restoration of Israel and Judah

Jeremiah 31: Mourning Turned to Joy

Jeremiah 32: Jeremiah Buys Hanamel's Field

Jeremiah 33: Restoration Promised Again

Jeremiah 34: A Prophecy Against Zedekiah

Jeremiah 35: Obedience of the Rechabites

Jeremiah 36: Jeremiah's Scroll Read in the Temple

Jeremiah 37: Jeremiah Warns Zedekiah

Jeremiah 38: Jeremiah Cast Into the Cistern

Jeremiah 39: The Fall of Jerusalem

Jeremiah 40: Jeremiah Remains in Judah

Jeremiah 41: Gedaliah Assassinated

Jeremiah 42: Warning Against Going to Egypt

Jeremiah 43: Jeremiah Taken to Egypt

Jeremiah 44: Judgment on the Jews in Egypt

Jeremiah 45: Jeremiah's Message to Baruch

Jeremiah 46: The Judgment on Egypt

Jeremiah 47: The Judgment on the Philistines

Jeremiah 48: The Judgment on Moab

Jeremiah 49: The Judgment on the Ammonites

Jeremiah 50: The Judgment on Babylon

Jeremiah 51: Severe Judgment Against Babylon

Jeremiah 52: The Fall of Jerusalem Recounted

Jeremiah 48
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