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Jeremiah 49:1-6 (Holman Christian Standard)

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Prophecies against Ammon

1 About the Ammonites, this is what the Lord says: Does Israel have no sons? Is he without an heir? Why then has Milcomabdispossessed Gad and his people settled in their cities? 2 Therefore look, the days are coming- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- when I will make the shout of battlec heard against Rabbah of the Ammonites. It will become a desolate mound, and its villages will be burned down. Israel will dispossess their dispossessors, says the Lord. 3 Wail, Heshbon, for Ai is devastated; cry out, daughters of Rabbah! Clothe yourselves with sackcloth, and lament; run back and forth within your walls,d because Milcom will go into exile together with his priests and officials. 4 Why do you brag about your valleys, your flowing valley,e you faithless daughter? You who trust in your treasures [and boast]: Who can attack me? 5 Look, I am about to bring terror on you- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the declaration of the Lord, the God of Hosts- from all those around you. You will be banished, each man headlong, with no one to gather up the fugitives. 6 But after that, I will restore the fortunesf of the Ammonites. [This is] the Lord's declaration.
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