This message concerning Elam came to the prophet Jeremiah from the at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah.
This is what the of Heaven’s Armies says: “I will destroy the archers of Elam— the best of their forces.
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. In my fierce anger, I will bring great disaster upon the people of Elam,” says the . “Their enemies will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely.
I will set my throne in Elam,” says the , “and I will destroy its king and officials.
But I will restore the fortunes of Elam in days to come. I, the , have spoken!”