The judgment of the Ammonites.
Jeremiah 49:1 As concernynge the Ammonites thus the Lorde sayeth: Hath Israell no chyldren, or is he withoute an heyre? Why hath your kynge then taken Gad in? wherfore both hys people dwel in hys cities? Jeremiah 49:2 Beholde therfore, the tyme commeth (sayeth the Lorde) that I wyll brynge a noyse of warre into Rabah of the Ammonites. Lahell shalbe desolate, and her cytyes brente vp: and the Israelytes shall be Lordes ouer those that had them in possession afore, sayeth the Lord. Jeremiah 49:3 Hesebon shall mourne, for it shall be roted out of the grounde, sayeth the Lorde. The cytyes of Rabah shall crye oute, and gyrde them selues wyth sacke clothe: they shall mourne, and runne aboute the walles: for theyr kynge shal be led awaye presonner: yea hys priestes and princes wyth hym. Jeremiah 49:4 Wherfore trustest thou in the water streames that flowe to and fro, O thou fearre doughter: and thinckest thou arte so safe (by reason of thy treasure) that no man shal come to the? Jeremiah 49:5 Beholde, I wyll bring a feare vpon the, sayeth the Lord God of Hostes, from al those that be aboute the: so that ye shall be scatered euerye man from another, and no man shall gather them together agayne that be fled.
Jeremiah 49:6 But after that, I wyll brynge the Ammonytes also oute of captyuite agayne.
The judgment of Edom,
Jeremiah 49:7 Vpon the Edomytes hath the Lorde of hostes spoken on thys maner: Is there no more wysdome in Theman? Is there no more good councell amonge hys people? Is theyr wysdome then turned clene to naughte? Jeremiah 49:8 Get you hence, turne youre backes, crepe doune into the depe, O ye cytesens of Dedan. For I wyll brynge destruccyon vpon Esau yea and the daye of hys visitacion. Jeremiah 49:9 If þe grape gatherers came vpon the, shuld they not leaue some grapes? If the nyghte robbers came vpon the, shulde they not take so muche as they thoughte were ynough? Jeremiah 49:10 But I wyll make Esau bare, and discouer hys secretes, so that he shall not be able to hyde them. Hys sede shalbe wasted awaye, yea hys brethren and his neyghbours, and he him selfe shall not be lefte behynde. Jeremiah 49:11 Thou shalte leaue thy fatherlesse chyldren behynde the, and I wyll kepe them and thy wydowes shall take theyr comforte in me. Jeremiah 49:12 For thus hath the Lorde spoken: Beholde, they that men thought were vnmete to drinke of the cuppe, haue dronken with the firste: and thynkest thou then to be fre? No, no: thou shalt neyther be quyte nor fre but thou muste drincke also: Jeremiah 49:13 For why, I haue sworne by my selfe (sayeth the Lord) that Bozrah shal become a wyldernes, an open shame a laughynge stocke and cursynge: and her cytyes shalbe a continuall deserte. Jeremiah 49:14 For I am perfectly infourmed of þe Lord, that he hath sente a message all readye vnto þe Heathen. Gather you together, and go forthe agaynste them: make you readye to the battayle: Jeremiah 49:15 for lo, I wyll make the but smal among the Heathen, and lytle regarded among men. Jeremiah 49:16 Thy hye stomack & the pryde of thy herte haue disceyued the, because thou wylte dwell in the holes of stony rockes, and haue the hye mountaines in possessyon. Neuertheles though thy neste were as hye as the Aegles, yet will I caste the doune, sayeth the Lorde. Jeremiah 49:17 Moreouer Idumea shall be a wyldernesse: who so goeth by it, shalbe abashed, & wodre at all her myserable plages. Jeremiah 49:18 Lyke as Sodome Gomor, and the cytyes that laye there about, were turned vp syde doune (sayeth the Lorde) so shall no bodye dwell in Idumea, & no man shall haue hys habytacyon there. Jeremiah 49:19 Beholde, lyke as the Lyon commeth vp from the pleasaunt medowes of Iordane vnto the grene pastures of Etham, so wyll I dryue hym, and make hym runne agaynste her. But who is þe yongeman that I wyll ordeyne thereto? Who is lyke vnto me? What is he that wyll stryue wyth me? What shepherde may stande in my handes? Jeremiah 49:20 Therfore heare the councell of the Lorde, þt he hathe taken vpon Idumea: and hys purpose that he hath deuised vpon the cytesyns of Theman: The least of the flocke shall teare them in peces, and loke what faire thing they haue, they shall make it waste, & them selues also. Jeremiah 49:21 At the noyse of their fall the earthe shall quake, the crie of their voyce shalbe hearde vnto the red sea. Jeremiah 49:22 Beholde, the enemye shall come & fle vp hyther, lyke as it were an Aegle, and sprede his winges vpon Bozrah. Then shall the hertes of the worthyes in Edom be as the herte of a woman trauailinge of childe.
Jeremiah 49:23 Vpon Damascus, Hemath and Arphad shall come confusion, for they shall heare euill tydinges: they shall be tossed to and fro lyke the sea that can not stande styll. Jeremiah 49:24 Damascus shalbe sore afrayed, and shall fle, tremblynge shall come vpon her. Sorowe and payne shall ouertake her as a woman trauaylynge of chylde. Jeremiah 49:25 But howe shulde so worshipful and gloryous a citie be forsaken? Jeremiah 49:26 Heare therfore: her yonge men shall fall in the stretes, & all her men of warre shall be taken awaye in that tyme, sayeth the Lorde of Hostes: Jeremiah 49:27 I wyll kyndle a fyre in the walles of Damascus, whiche shall consume the palace of Benhadad.
Jeremiah 49:28 As for Cedar and the kyngdom of Hazor, whome Nabuchodonosor the kynge of Babylon smote doune, the Lorde hath spoken thus vpon them: Aryse, and get you vp vnto Cedar, and destroye the people towarde the easte. Jeremiah 49:29 Theyr tentes and theyr flockes shal they take awaye, yea theyr hanginges and theyr vessel. Theyr Camels also shall they carye awaye with them. They shall come aboute them on euerye syde with a fearfull crye.
Jeremiah 49:30 Fle, get you sone awaye, crepe into caues, that ye maye dwell there: O ye inhabytours of Hazor, sayeth the Lorde: for Nabuchodonosor the kynge of Babylon hath holden a councell concerning you, and concluded his deuyce agaynst you. Jeremiah 49:31 Aryse, and get you vp agaynste yonder ryche and carelesse people (sayeth the Lorde) whiche haue neyther gates nor dore barres, and that dwell not together. Jeremiah 49:32 Theyr camels shalbe stolen, and the droues of theyr catell dryuen awaye. Moreouer, these that be shauen wil I scatre towarde all the wyndes, and bryng them to destruccyon: yea and that thorowe theyr owne famylyers, sayeth the Lorde. Jeremiah 49:33 Hazor also shall be a dwellynge for Dragons, and an euerlastynge wyldernesse: so that no bodye shall dwell there, and no man shal haue there hys habytacion.
and of Elam.
Jeremiah 49:34 These are the wordes, that the Lord spake to the Prophet Ieremye concernynge Elam, in the beginninge of the raygne of Zedekiah kynge of Iuda. Jeremiah 49:35 Thus sayeth the Lorde of hostes: Beholde, I wyll breake the bowe of Elam, and take awaye theyr strength: Jeremiah 49:36 and vpon Elam I wyll brynge the foure wyndes from the foure quarters of heauen, and wyll scatre them agaynste the same foure wyndes. And there shalbe no people, but some of Elam shall fle vnto them. Jeremiah 49:37 For I wyll cause Elam to be afrayed of theyr enemyes, and of them that seke theyr lyues, and wyll brynge vpon them the indignacyon of my wrathe, sayeth the Lorde. And I wyll persecute them with the swearde so longe tyll I haue broughte them to naughte. Jeremiah 49:38 I wyll set my stole in Elam, I wyl destroye bothe the kyng and the princes from thence, sayeth the Lorde.
The restoration of Elam.
Jeremiah 49:39 But in processe of the, I wil bringe Elam oute of captyuyte agayne, sayeth the Lorde.