Their flocks and tents will be captured, and their household goods and camels will be taken away. Everywhere shouts of panic will be heard: 'We are terrorized at every turn!'
Flee for your lives," says the LORD. "Hide yourselves in deep caves, you people of Hazor, for King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has plotted against you and is preparing to destroy you.
"Go up and attack those self-sufficient nomadic tribes," says the LORD. "They live alone in the desert without walls or gates.
Their camels and cattle will all be yours. I will scatter to the winds these people who live in distant places. a I will bring calamity upon them from every direction," says the LORD.
"Hazor will be inhabited by jackals, and it will be desolate forever. No one will live there anymore."
This message concerning Elam came to the prophet Jeremiah from the LORD at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah.
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will destroy the archers of Elam -- the best of their marksmen.
I will bring enemies from all directions, and I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds. They will be exiled to countries around the world.
I myself will go with Elam's enemies to shatter it. My fierce anger will bring great disaster upon the people of Elam," says the LORD. "Their enemies will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely.
I will set my throne in Elam," says the LORD, "and I will destroy its king and princes.
But in the latter days I will restore the fortunes of Elam," says 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)