Concerning the Ammonites , thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir ? why then doth their kinginheritGad, and his peopledwell in his cities?2
Therefore, behold, the dayscome , saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites ; and it shall be a desolateheap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs , saith the LORD.3Howl , O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled : cry , ye daughters of Rabbah,gird you with sackcloth;lament , and run to and fro by the hedges; for their kinga shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princestogether.4
Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowingvalley, O backslidingdaughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me?
Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the LordGOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth .
And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon,saith the LORD.