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Jeremiah 49:1-6 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Concerning the Ammonites , thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir ? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities? 1 Concerning the Ammonites: This is what the LORD says: "Has Israel no sons? Has she no heirs? Why then has Molech taken possession of Gad? Why do his people live in its towns?
2 Therefore, behold, the days come , saith the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites ; and it shall be a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel be heir unto them that were his heirs , saith the LORD. 2 But the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will sound the battle cry against Rabbah of the Ammonites; it will become a mound of ruins, and its surrounding villages will be set on fire. Then Israel will drive out those who drove her out," says the LORD.
3 Howl , O Heshbon, for Ai is spoiled : cry , ye daughters of Rabbah, gird you with sackcloth; lament , and run to and fro by the hedges; for their king shall go into captivity, and his priests and his princes together. 3 "Wail, O Heshbon, for Ai is destroyed! Cry out, O inhabitants of Rabbah! Put on sackcloth and mourn; rush here and there inside the walls, for Molech will go into exile, together with his priests and officials.
4 Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, thy flowing valley, O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? 4 Why do you boast of your valleys, boast of your valleys so fruitful? O unfaithful daughter, you trust in your riches and say, 'Who will attack me?'
5 Behold, I will bring a fear upon thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts, from all those that be about thee; and ye shall be driven out every man right forth; and none shall gather up him that wandereth . 5 I will bring terror on you from all those around you," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty. "Every one of you will be driven away, and no one will gather the fugitives.
6 And afterward I will bring again the captivity of the children of Ammon, saith the LORD. 6 "Yet afterward, I will restore the fortunes of the Ammonites," declares the LORD.