Jeremiah 49

Jeremiah 49

You are here: God >> The Bible >> Jeremiah 49 2
(Read Jeremiah 49 Part 1 First)

24 Damascus has become feeble, and all her people turn to flee. Fear, anguish, and pain have gripped her as they do a woman giving birth.

25 That famous city, a city of joy, will be forsaken!

26 Her young men will fall in the streets and die. Her warriors will all be killed," says the LORD Almighty.

27 "And I will start a fire at the edge of Damascus that will burn up the palaces of Ben-hadad."

28 This message was given concerning Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, which were attacked by King Nebuchadnezzar* of Babylon. This is what the LORD says: "Advance against Kedar! Blot out the warriors from the East!1

29 Their flocks and tents will be captured, and their household goods and camels will be taken away. Everywhere shouts of panic will be heard: `We are terrorized at every turn!'

30 Flee for your lives," says the LORD. "Hide yourselves in deep caves, you people of Hazor, for King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has plotted against you and is preparing to destroy you.

31 "Go up and attack those self-sufficient nomadic tribes," says the LORD. "They live alone in the desert without walls or gates.

32 Their camels and cattle will all be yours. I will scatter to the winds these people who live in distant places.* I will bring calamity upon them from every direction," says the LORD.2

33 "Hazor will be inhabited by jackals, and it will be desolate forever. No one will live there anymore."

34 This message concerning Elam came to the prophet Jeremiah from the LORD at the beginning of the reign of King Zedekiah of Judah.

35 This is what the LORD Almighty says: "I will destroy the archers of Elam--the best of their marksmen.

36 I will bring enemies from all directions, and I will scatter the people of Elam to the four winds. They will be exiled to countries around the world.

37 I myself will go with Elam's enemies to shatter it. My fierce anger will bring great disaster upon the people of Elam," says the LORD. "Their enemies will chase them with the sword until I have destroyed them completely.

38 I will set my throne in Elam," says the LORD, "and I will destroy its king and princes.

39 But in the latter days I will restore the fortunes of Elam," says the LORD.

Read Jeremiah 50


1: Hebrew Nebuchadrezzar, a variant name for Nebuchadnezzar; also in 49:30.

2: Or who clip the corners of their hair.

New Living Translation Bible and Notes used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

The Bible

Does God Exist Scientifically?
Does God Exist Philosophically?
Is The Bible True?
Who Is God?
Is Jesus God?
What Do You Believe?
Grow with God
Popular Issues
Life Challenges

All About GOD Home | About Us | Support Us | Sitemap
Copyright © 2002 - 2021, All Rights Reserved.