Their tents and their flocks will be taken. Their tent curtains, utensils, and camels will be carried away. People will shout to them, "Terror is all around!"
Run far away! Find a place to hide, inhabitants of Hazor, declares the LORD. King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has made plans against you and intends to attack you.
Get ready! Attack the nation living peacefully and securely, declares the LORD. It is a nation with no gates or bars. Its people live alone.
Their camels will be taken as prizes. Their large herds will be taken as loot. I will scatter to the winds those who shave the hair on their foreheads. I will bring disaster on them from every side, declares the LORD.
Hazor will be a place where only jackals live. It will become a permanent wasteland. No one will live there. No human will stay there.
Early in the rule of King Zedekiah of Judah, the LORD spoke his word to the prophet Jeremiah about Elam.
This is what the LORD of Armies says: I'm going to break the bows of Elam's archers, the most important weapon of their strength.
I'll bring the four winds from the four corners of heaven against Elam and scatter its people in every direction. There won't be a nation where Elam's refugees won't go.
I'll defeat the people of Elam in the presence of their enemies, in the presence of those who want to kill them. I'll bring disaster with my burning anger, declares the LORD. I'll send armies after them until I put an end to them.
I'll set my throne in Elam and destroy its king and officials, declares the LORD.
But afterward, I'll return the captives of Elam, declares the LORD.