About Kedara and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar,b Babylon's king, defeated, this is what the Lord says: Rise up, go against Kedar, and destroy the people of the east!
They will take their tents and their flocks along with their tent curtains and all their equipment. They will take their camels for themselves. They will call out to them: Terror is on every side!c30
Run! Escape quickly! Lie low, residents of Hazor- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- for Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has drawn up a plan against you; he has devised a strategy against you.
Rise up, go up against a nation at ease, one living in security. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration. They have no doors, not even a gate bar; they live alone.d32
Their camels will become plunder, and their massive herds of cattle will become spoil.e I will scatter them to the wind in every direction, those who shave their temples; I will bring calamity on them across all their borders. [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.
Hazor will become a jackals' den,f a desolation forever. No one will live there; no human being will even stay in it as a resident alien.g