1The word of Yahweh came to me, saying,
2Son of man, set your
face toward the children of Ammon, and prophesy against them:
the children of Ammon, Hear the word of the Lord Yahweh: Thus says the Lord
Yahweh, Because you said, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned;
and against the land of Israel, when it was made desolate; and against the
house of Judah, when they went into captivity:
4therefore, behold, I will
deliver you to the children of the east for a possession, and they shall set
their encampments in you, and make their dwellings in you; they shall eat
your fruit, and they shall drink your milk.
5I will make Rabbah a stable
for camels, and the children of Ammon a resting place for flocks: and
you shall know that I am Yahweh.
6For thus says the Lord Yahweh:
Because you have clapped your hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced
with all the despite of your soul against the land of Israel;
behold, I have stretched out my hand on you, and will deliver you for a spoil
to the nations; and I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will cause you
to perish out of the countries: I will destroy you; and you shall know that I
8Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Moab and Seir say, Behold,
the house of Judah is like all the nations;
9therefore, behold, I will
open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his
frontiers, the glory of the country, Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, and
10to the children of the east, to go against the
children of Ammon; and I will give them for a possession, that the children
of Ammon may not be remembered among the nations.
11and I will execute
judgments on Moab; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
12Thus says the
Lord Yahweh: Because Edom has dealt against the house of Judah by taking
vengeance, and has greatly offended, and revenged himself on them;
13therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh, I will stretch out my hand on
Edom, and will cut off man and animal from it; and I will make it desolate
from Teman; even to Dedan shall they fall by the sword.
14I will lay my
vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom
according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my
vengeance, says the Lord Yahweh.
15Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because the
Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with despite of
soul to destroy with perpetual enmity;
16therefore thus says the Lord
Yahweh, Behold, I will stretch out my hand on the Philistines, and I will cut
off the Cherethites, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they shall know
that I am Yahweh, when I shall lay my vengeance on them.