This message is to the tribe of Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon defeated. This is what the Lord says: "Go and attack the people of Kedar, and destroy the people of the East.
Their tents and flocks will be taken away. Their belongings will be carried off -- their tents, all their goods, and their camels. Men will shout to them, 'Terror on every side!'
"Run away quickly! People in Hazor, find a good place to hide!" says the Lord. "Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has made plans against you and wants to defeat you.
"Get up! Attack the nation that is comfortable, that is sure no one will defeat it," says the Lord. "It does not have gates or fences to protect it. Its people live alone.
The enemy will steal their camels and their large herds of cattle as war prizes. I will scatter the people who cut their hair short to every part of the earth, and I will bring disaster on them from everywhere," says the Lord.
"The city of Hazor will become a home for wild dogs; it will be an empty desert forever. No one will live there, and no one will stay in it."