Concerning the Ammonites:1 This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has she no heirs? Why then has Molecha2 taken possession of Gad?3 Why do his people live in its towns?
But the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will sound the battle cry4 against Rabbah5 of the Ammonites; it will become a mound of ruins,6 and its surrounding villages will be set on fire. Then Israel will drive out those who drove her out,7" says the LORD.
"Wail, O Heshbon,8 for Ai9 is destroyed! Cry out, O inhabitants of Rabbah! Put on sackcloth10 and mourn; rush here and there inside the walls, for Molech11 will go into exile,12 together with his priests and officials.
Why do you boast of your valleys, boast of your valleys so fruitful? O unfaithful daughter,13 you trust in your riches14 and say, 'Who will attack me?'155
I will bring terror on you from all those around you," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty. "Every one of you will be driven away, and no one will gather the fugitives.166
"Yet afterward, I will restore17 the fortunes of the Ammonites," declares the LORD.