The word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet against Elam, in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,
"Thus saith the LORD of hosts: "`Behold, I will break the bow of Elam, the chief of their might.
And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarters of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies and before them that seek their life; and I will bring evil upon them, even My fierce anger,' saith the LORD; `and I will send the sword after them till I have consumed them.
And I will set My throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes,' saith the LORD.
"`But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring back the captives of Elam,' saith the LORD."