Concerning the children of Ammon. Thus saith Jehovah: Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? Why is Malcam a heir b of Gad, and his people dwell in the cities thereof?
Therefore behold, days come, saith Jehovah, that I will cause the clamour of war to be heard in Rabbah of the children of Ammon; and it shall be a desolate heap; and her towns c shall be burned with fire; and Israel shall possess them that possessed him, d saith Jehovah.
Howl, Heshbon! for Ai is laid waste; cry, daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth, lament and run to and fro within the enclosures: for Malcam e shall go into captivity, his priests and his princes together.
Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys? Thy valley shall flow down, O backsliding daughter, that trusteth in her treasures, [saying,] Who shall come against me?
Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord Jehovah of hosts, from all that are about thee; f and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall assemble the fugitives.
And afterwards I will turn the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith Jehovah.