Concerning the sons of 1Ammon. Thussays the LORD : "Does Israelhavenosons ? Orhas he noheirs ? Why then has aMalcamtakenpossession of Gad And his peoplesettled in its cities ?
2"Thereforebehold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "That I will cause a b2trumpetblast of war to be heardAgainst3Rabbah of the sons of Ammon ; And it will become a desolateheap, And her 4towns will be set on fire. Then Israel will take5possession of his possessors," Says the LORD.
3"Wail, O 6Heshbon, for 7Ai has been destroyed ! Cry out, O daughters of Rabbah, 8Girdyourselves with sackcloth and lament, And rushback and forth inside the walls ; For cMalcam will 9go into exileTogether with his priests and his princes.
4"How10boastful you are about the valleys ! Your valley is flowing away, O 11backslidingdaughter Who trusts in her 12treasures, saying, '13Who will comeagainst me?'
5"Behold, I am going to bring14terror upon you," Declares the LorddGOD of hosts, "From all directions around you; And each of you will be 15driven out eheadlong, With noone to gather the 16fugitives together.
"But afterward I will 17restore The ffortunes of the sons of Ammon," Declares the LORD.