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Judgment on Ammon

49 Against the aAmmonites. Thus says the Lord:

“Has Israel no sons?

Has he no heir?

Why then does 1Milcom inherit bGad,

And his people dwell in its cities?

2 cTherefore behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord,

“That I will cause to be heard an alarm of war

In dRabbah of the Ammonites;

It shall be a desolate mound,

And her 2villages shall be burned with fire.

Then Israel shall take possession of his inheritance,” says the Lord.

3 “Wail, O eHeshbon, for Ai is plundered!

Cry, you daughters of Rabbah,

fGird yourselves with sackcloth!

Lament and run to and fro by the walls;

For 3Milcom shall go into captivity

With his gpriests and his princes together.

4 Why hdo you boast in the valleys,

4Your flowing valley, O ibacksliding daughter?

Who trusted in her jtreasures, ksaying,

‘Who will come against me?’

5 Behold, I will bring fear upon you,”

Says the Lord God of hosts,

“From all those who are around you;

You shall be driven out, everyone headlong,

And no one will gather those who wander off.

6 But lafterward I will bring back

The captives of the people of Ammon,” says the Lord.


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