Soon after Zedekiah became king of Judah, the Lord spoke this word to Jeremiah the prophet. This message is to the nation of Elam.
This is what the Lord All-Powerful says: "I will soon break Elam's bow, its greatest strength.
I will bring the four winds against Elam from the four corners of the skies. I will scatter its people everywhere the four winds blow; its captives will go to every nation.
I will terrify Elam in front of their enemies, who want to destroy them. and show them how angry I am!" says the Lord. "I will send a sword to chase Elam until I have killed them all.
I will set up my throne in Elam to show that I am king, and I will destroy its king and its officers!" says the Lord.
"But I will make good things happen to Elam again in the future," says the Lord.