Then this message came to me from the LORD:
"Son of man, look toward the land of Ammon and prophesy against its people.
Give the Ammonites this message from the Sovereign LORD: Hear the word of the Sovereign LORD! Because you scoffed when my Temple was desecrated, mocked Israel in her desolation, and laughed at Judah as she went away into exile,
I will allow nomads from the eastern deserts to overrun your country. They will set up their camps among you and pitch their tents on your land. They will harvest all your fruit and steal your livestock.
And I will turn the city of Rabbah into a pasture for camels, and all the land of the Ammonites into an enclosure for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
"And the Sovereign LORD says: Because you clapped and stamped and cheered with glee at the destruction of my people,
I will lift up my fist against you. I will give you as plunder to many nations. I will cut you off from being a nation and destroy you completely. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
"And the Sovereign LORD says: Because the people of Moab have said that Judah is just like all the other nations,
I will open up their eastern flank and wipe out their glorious frontier cities -- Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.
And I will hand Moab over to nomads from the eastern deserts, just as I handed over Ammon. Yes, the Ammonites will no longer be counted among the nations.
And in the same way, I will bring my judgment down on the Moabites. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
"And the Sovereign LORD says: The people of Edom have sinned greatly by avenging themselves against the people of Judah.
Therefore, says the Sovereign LORD, I will raise my fist of judgment against Edom. I will wipe out their people, cattle, and flocks with the sword. I will make a wasteland of everything from Teman to Dedan.
By the hand of my people of Israel, I will accomplish this. They will carry out my furious vengeance, and Edom will know it is from me. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!
"And the Sovereign LORD says: The people of Philistia have acted against Judah out of revenge and long-standing contempt.
Therefore, says the Sovereign LORD, I will raise my fist of judgment against the land of the Philistines. I will wipe out the Kerethites and utterly destroy the people who live by the sea.
I will execute terrible vengeance against them to rebuke them for what they have done. And when I have inflicted my revenge, then they will know that I am the LORD."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)