I will punish you for this," says the LORD, "by destroying your city of Rabbah. It will become a desolate heap, and the neighboring towns will be burned. Then Israel will come and take back the land you took from her," says the LORD.
"Cry out, O Heshbon, for the town of Ai is destroyed. Weep, O people of Rabbah! Put on your clothes of mourning. Weep and wail, hiding in the hedges, for your god Molech will be exiled along with his princes and priests.
You are proud of your fertile valleys, but they will soon be ruined. You rebellious daughter, you trusted in your wealth and thought no one could ever harm you.
But look! I will bring terror upon you," says the Lord, the LORD Almighty. "Your neighbors will chase you from your land, and no one will help your exiles as they flee.
But afterward I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites," says the LORD.
This message was given concerning Edom.This is what the LORD Almighty says: "Where are all the wise men of Teman? Is there no one left to give wise counsel?
Turn and flee! Hide in deep caves, you people of Dedan! For when I bring disaster on Edom, a I will punish you, too!
Those who harvest grapes always leave a few for the poor. If thieves came at night, even they would not take everything.
But I will strip bare the land of Edom, and there will be no place left to hide. Its children, its brothers, and its neighbors -- all will be destroyed -- and Edom itself will be no more.
But I will preserve the orphans who remain among you. Your widows, too, will be able to depend on me for help."
And this is what the LORD says: "If the innocent must suffer, how much more must you! You will not go unpunished! You must drink this cup of judgment!
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)