This is what the Lord said about Ammon: "Where are the men of Israel? Is there no one to defend their land? Why have they let the people who worship Molech take the territory of the tribe of Gad and settle there? 1
But the time is coming when I will make the people of the capital city of Rabbah hear the noise of battle, and it will be left in ruins and its villages burned to the ground. Then Israel will take its land back from those who took it from them.
People of Heshbon, cry out! Ai is destroyed! Women of Rabbah, go into mourning! Put on sackcloth and mourn. Run about in confusion. Your god Molech will be taken into exile, together with his priests and princes.
Why do you unfaithful people boast? Your strength is failing. Why do you trust in your power and say that no one would dare attack you?
I will bring terror on you from every side. You will all run away. Each one will run for his life, and there will be no one to bring your troops together again.
"But later on I will make Ammon prosperous again. I, the Lord, have spoken."
This is what the Lord Almighty said about Edom: "Have the people of Edom lost their good judgment? Can their advisers no longer tell them what to do? Has all their wisdom disappeared? 2
People of Dedan, turn and run! Hide! I am going to destroy Esau's descendants because the time has come for me to punish them.
When people pick grapes, they leave a few on the vines, and when robbers come at night, they take only what they want.
But I have stripped Esau's descendants completely and uncovered their hiding places, so that they can no longer hide. All the people of Edom are destroyed. Not one of them is left.