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His priests and his princes together. 4 Wherefore dost thou glory in vallies ? Though thy valley be fruitful, O perverse daugh

ter,
That glorieth in her treasures,
That saith in her heart,

Who shall come unto me!
5 Behold, I will bring a terror upon thee,

Saith the Lord JEHOVAH of hosts,
From all parts round about thee;
And ye shall be driven every one before it,
And there shall be none to rally again him that

is fled.
6 But after this I will turn again the captivity

Of the children of Ammon, saith JEHOVAH.

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CONCERNING IDUMEA.

Thus saith JEHOVAH of hosts;
Is there no more any wisdom in Teman ?
Is counsel passed away from the prudent?

Hath their wisdom overshot itself? 8 Flee ye, turn your backs,

Retire deep for to dwell,
O
ye

inhabitants of Dedan;
Because the calamity of Esau have I brought,

The time of his visitation, upon him. 9 If grape gatherers come unto thee,

They shall not leave any gleanings ;
If thieves by night,

They shall plunder enough to suffice them: 10 For I have laid Esąu bare,

I have exposed his hiding places,
So that he cannot conceal himself,

His seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his

neighbours, And there is nothing of him left. 11 Shall I preserve the life of thy fatherless children:

Or shall thy wido - $ trust in me? 12 Surely thus hath JEHOVAH said, Behold, they, whose right it was not to have

drunken,
Have indeed drunken of the cup;
And shalt thou, the very one, go altogether ur-

punished?
Thou shalt not go unpunished,

But thou shalt assuredly drink.
13 For by myself I have sworn, saith JEHOVAH,

That an astonishment, a reproach, a desolation,
And an execration, shall Botsra become;

And all her cities shall become perpetual wastes. 14 I have heard a proclamation from JEHOVAH, And an ambassador sent among the nations, (say.

ing)
Assemble yourselves, and come against her,

And arise to battle. 15 Behold, I have made thee of small account a

inong the nations, Contemptible among the men of whom thou art

horribly afraid. 16 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee; O thou that dwellest within the incirclings of

the Rock,
That occupiest the height of a hill;
Though thou settest on high thy nest as an eagle,
From thence will I bring thee down, saith JEHO-

VAH.

17 And Idumea shall become an object of astonish

ment,

Every one that passeth by her shall be astonished,

And shall hiss because of all her calamities. 18 According to the overthrow of Sodom and Go,

morrah,
And of the neighbouring places thereof, saith JE-

HOVAH,
There shall not a man dwell there,

Neither shall a son of man sojourn in her. 19 Behold, as a lion cometh up, A strong one from the swelling of Jordan against

a fold, When I throw her into disorder, I will cause him

to run away from her; And him that is chosen will I commission against

her: For who is like me? or who shall prescribe to me? Or who is that shepherd, that can stand before

me ?
20 Therefore hear ye the counsel of JEHOVAH,

Which he hath taken against Idumea ;
And his purposes which he hath purposed
Against the inhabitants of Teman:
Şurely they shall be dragged away from the lit-

tle ones of the flock;
Surely he will make their habitation astonished

at them. 21 At the noise of their fall the earth trembleth; It crieth out; at the Red sea is heard the voice

thereof.
22 Behold he shall mount and fly like an eagle,

And shall expand his wings over Botsra;
And the heart of the strong men of Moab shall

be in that day
As the heart of a woman in pangs.

CONCERNING DAMASCUS.

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HAMATH is confounded, and Arphad,
Because they have heard evil tidings ;
They are melted into a sea of solicitude,

Which cannot be at rest. 24 Damascus is enfeebled;

She hath turned herself to flee,
And trembling hath seized her,
Distress hath laid hold on her,

And pangs as on a woman in travail.
95 How have they not left her a city of praise,

A city of my joy!
26 Therefore shall her young men fall in her broad

places,
And all the men of war;
They shall be put to silence in that day,

Saith JEHOVAH of hosts.
27 And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus,

And it shall consume the palaces of Ben-hadad.

28 CONCERNING KEDAR, AND CONCERNING THE KING

DOMS OF HAZOR, WHICH NEBUCHADREZZAR KING OF
BABYLON SMOTE.

Tuus hath JEHOVAH said
Arise

ye, go up to Kedar, .
And spoil the children of Kedem.
29 Their tents and their flocks let them take,

Their curtains and all their furniture;
And their camels let them carry off for their own

use;
And let them bring upon them terror from every

side.
30 Flee ye, move off apace,

Retire deep for to dwell,

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O ye inhabitants of Hazor, saith JEHOVAH;
For Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath taken

counsel against you,
And hath devised a device against you.
31 Arise ye, go up against a nation at ease,

That dwelleth securely, saith JEHOVAH;
Which have neither gates nor bars ;

They dwell apart by themselves.
32 And their camels shall be for plunder,

And the multitude of their cattle for spoil,
And I will scatter them into every quarter of

those that inhabit the insulated coast;
And from all sides thereof will I bring their ca-

lamity,
Saith JEHOVAH.
33 And Hazor shall become a dwelling for dragons,

A desolation for ever;
There shall not a man dwell there,
Nor shall a son of man sojourn therein.

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THE WORD OF JEHOVAH WHICH CAME TO JEREMIAH
THE PROPHET CONCERNING ELAM, IN THE BEGINNING

OF THE REIGN OF ZEDEKIAH KING OF JUDAH, SAYING,
35 Thus saith JEHOVAH of hosts;

Behold I am about to break the bow of Elam,

The principal part of their strength.
36 And I will bring against Elam four winds

From the four extremities of the heavens,
And I will scatter them before, all those winds;
And there shall not be that nation,

Whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.
37 And I will cause Elam to be dismayed before the

face of their enemies;
And before the face of them that seek their life ;
And I will bring evil upon them,
The fierceness of mine anger, saith JEHOVAH;

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