This is the word of the LORD that came to Jeremiah the prophet concerning Elam,1 early in the reign of Zedekiah2 king of Judah:
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "See, I will break the bow3 of Elam, the mainstay of their might.
I will bring against Elam the four winds4 from the four quarters of the heavens;5 I will scatter them to the four winds, and there will not be a nation where Elam's exiles do not go.
I will shatter Elam before their foes, before those who seek their lives; I will bring disaster on them, even my fierce anger,"6 declares the LORD. "I will pursue them with the sword7 until I have made an end of them.
I will set my throne in Elam and destroy her king and officials," declares the LORD.
"Yet I will restore8 the fortunes of Elam in days to come," declares the LORD.