Jeremiah 49:8

8 Turn and flee, hide in deep caves, you who live in Dedan, for I will bring disaster on Esau at the time when I punish him.

Read Jeremiah 49:8 Using Other Translations

Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.
Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan! For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time when I punish him.
Turn and flee! Hide in deep caves, you people of Dedan! For when I bring disaster on Edom, I will punish you, too!

What does Jeremiah 49:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Jeremiah 49:8

Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan
Another city in Idumea; though some take it to be a country in Arabia, bordering on Edom, and subdued by the Edomites: the inhabitants of this place are advised to "flee" for their lives, since the enemy was just upon them; and "turn back", lest they should fall into his hands; and hide themselves in some deep caverns of the earth, in holes, and dens of rocks, and such like places. It is a prophecy that they should flee from and turn their backs on their enemies, and betake themselves to some very secret places for safety; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him;
which was determined concerning him, threatened to him, and was his just desert; even the utter destruction of the whole land: the time of his visitation;
the time fixed to visit him in a way of wrath and punishment being come,

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