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JEREMIAH, 41
Gedaliah murdered

    41:1     Now it came about in the seventh month that Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, the son of Elishama, of the king's seed, having with him ten men, came to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, in Mizpah ; and they had a meal together in Mizpah. 2 Then Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, and the ten men who were with him, got up, and attacking Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, with the sword, put to death him whom the king of Babylon had made ruler over the land. 3 And Ishmael put to death all the Jews who were with him, even with Gedaliah, at Mizpah, and the Chaldaean men of war.
    41:4 Now on the second day after he had put Gedaliah to death, when no one had knowledge of it, 5 Some people came from Shechem, from Shiloh and Samaria, eighty men, with the hair of their faces cut off and their clothing out of order, and with cuts on their bodies, and in their hands meal offerings and perfumes which they were taking to the house of the Lord. 6 And Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, went out from Mizpah with the purpose of meeting them, weeping on his way : and it came about that when he was face to face with them he said, Come to Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam. 7 And when they came inside the town, Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, and the men who were with him, put them to death and put their bodies into a deep hole. 8 But there were ten men among them who said to Ishmael, Do not put us to death, for we have secret stores, in the country, of grain and oil and honey. So he did not put them to death with their countrymen.
    41:9 Now the hole into which Ishmael had put the dead bodies of the men whom he had put to death, was the great hole which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha, king of Israel : and Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, made it full of the bodies of those who had been put to death. 10 Then Ishmael took away as prisoners all the rest of the people who were in Mizpah, the king's daughters and all the people still in Mizpah, whom Nebuzaradan, the captain of the armed men, had put under the care of Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam : Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, took them away prisoners with the purpose of going over to the children of Ammon.
    41:11 But when Johanan, the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the armed forces who were with him, had news of all the evil which Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, had done, 12 They took their men and went out to make war on Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, and they came face to face with him by the great waters in Gibeon. 13 Now when all the people who were with Ishmael saw Johanan, the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces with him, then they were glad. 14 And all the people whom Ishmael had taken away prisoners from Mizpah, turning round, came back and went to Johanan, the son of Kareah. 15 But Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, got away from Johanan, with eight men, and went to the children of Ammon. 16 Then Johanan, the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were with him, took all the rest of the people whom Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, had made prisoners, after he had put to death Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the people from Mizpah, that is, the men of war and the women and the children and the unsexed servants, whom he had taken back with him from Gibeon : 17 And they went and were living in the resting-place of Chimham, which is near Beth-lehem on the way into Egypt, 18 Because of the Chaldaeans : for they were in fear of them because Ishmael, the son of Nethaniah, had put to death Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, whom the king of Babylon had made ruler over the land.

JEREMIAH , 42
Johanan disobeys the Lord

    42:1     Then all the captains of the forces, and Johanan, the son of Kareah, and Jezaniah, the son of Hoshaiah, and all the people from the least to the greatest, came near. 2 And said to Jeremiah the prophet, Let our request come before you, and make prayer for us to the Lord your God, even for this small band of us ; for we are only a small band out of what was a great number, as your eyes may see : 3 That the Lord your God may make clear to us the way in which we are to go and what we are to do. 4 Then Jeremiah the prophet said to them, I have given ear to you ; see, I will make prayer to the Lord your God, as you have said ; and it will be that, whatever the Lord may say in answer to you, I will give you word of it, keeping nothing back. 5 Then they said to Jeremiah, May the Lord be a true witness against us in good faith, if we do not do everything which the Lord your God sends you to say to us. 6 If it is good or if it is evil, we will be guided by the voice of the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you ; so that it may be well for us when we give ear to the voice of the Lord our God.
    42:7 And it came about that after ten days the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah. 8 And he sent for Johanan, the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces who were still with him, and all the people, from the least to the greatest, 9 And said to them, These are the words of the Lord, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to put your request before him : 10 If you still go on living in the land, then I will go on building you up and not pulling you down, planting you and not uprooting you : for my purpose of doing evil to you has been changed. 11 Have no fear of the king of Babylon, of whom you are now in fear ; have no fear of him, says the Lord : for I am with you to keep you safe and to give you salvation from his hands. 12 And I will have mercy on you, so that he may have mercy on you and let you go back to your land. 13 But if you say, We have no desire to go on living in this land ; and do not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, 14 Saying, No, but we will go into the land of Egypt, where we will not see war, or be hearing the sound of the horn, or be in need of food ; there we will make our living-place ; 15 Then give ear now to the word of the Lord, O you last of Judah : the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said, If your minds are fixed on going into Egypt and stopping there ; 16 Then it will come about that the sword, which is the cause of your fear, will overtake you there in the land of Egypt, and need of food, which you are fearing, will go after you there in Egypt ; and there death will come to you. 17 Such will be the fate of all the men whose minds are fixed on going into Egypt and stopping there ; they will come to their end by the sword, by being short of food, and by disease : not one of them will keep his life or get away from the evil which I will send on them.
    42:18 For this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : As my wrath and passion have been let loose on the people of Jerusalem, so will my passion be let loose on you when you go into Egypt : and you will become an oath and a cause of wonder and a curse and a name of shame ; and you will never see this place again. 19 The Lord has said about you, O last of Judah, Go not into Egypt : be certain that I have given witness to you this day. 20 For you have been acting with deceit in your hearts ; for you sent me to the Lord your God, saying, Make prayer for us to the Lord our God, and give us word of everything he may say, and we will do it. 21 And this day I have made it clear to you, and you have not given ear to the voice of the Lord your God in anything for which he has sent me to you. 22 And now be certain that you will come to your end by the sword and by being short of food and by disease, in the place to which you are pleased to go for a living-place.

JEREMIAH, 43
Jeremiah finished speaking

    43:1     And it came about that when Jeremiah had come to the end of giving all the people the words of the Lord their God, which the Lord their God had sent him to say to them, even all these words, 2 Then Azariah, the son of Hoshaiah, and Johanan, the son of Kareah, and all the men of pride, said to Jeremiah, You have said what is false : the Lord our God has not sent you to say, You are not to go into the land of Egypt and make your living-place there : 3 But Baruch, the son of Neriah, is moving you against us, to give us up into the hands of the Chaldaeans so that they may put us to death, and take us away prisoners into Babylon. 4 So Johanan, the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces, and all the people, did not give ear to the order of the Lord that they were to go on living in the land of Judah. 5 But Johanan, the son of Kareah, and all the captains of the forces took all the rest of Judah who had come back into the land of Judah from all the nations where they had been forced to go ; 6 The men and the women and the children and the king's daughters, and every person whom Nebuzaradan, the captain of the armed men, had put under the care of Gedaliah, the son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, and Jeremiah the prophet and Baruch, the son of Neriah ; 7 And they came into the land of Egypt ; for they did not give ear to the voice of the Lord : and they came to Tahpanhes.
    43:8 Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah in Tahpanhes, saying, 9 Take in your hand some great stones, and put them in a safe place in the paste in the brickwork which is at the way into Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, before the eyes of the men of Judah ; 10 And say to them, This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : See, I will send and take Nebuchadrezzar, the king of Babylon, my servant, and he will put the seat of his kingdom on these stones which have been put in a safe place here by you ; and his tent will be stretched over them. 11 And he will come and overcome the land of Egypt ; those who are for death will be put to death, those who are to be prisoners will be made prisoners, and those who are for the sword will be given to the sword. 12 And he will put a fire in the houses of the gods of Egypt ; and they will be burned by him : and he will make Egypt clean as a keeper of sheep makes clean his clothing; and he will go out from there in peace. 13 And the stone pillars of Beth-shemesh in the land of Egypt will be broken by him, and the houses of the gods of Egypt burned with fire.

JEREMIAH, 44
Jew faithless in Egypt

    44:1     The word which came to Jeremiah about all the Jews who were living in the land of Egypt, in Migdol and at Tahpanhes and at Noph and in the country of Pathros, saying, 2 The Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : You have seen all the evil which I have sent on Jerusalem and on all the towns of Judah ; and now, this day they are waste and unpeopled ; 3 Because of the evil which they have done, moving me to wrath by burning perfumes in worship to other gods, who were not their gods or yours or the gods of their fathers. 4 And I sent all my servants the prophets to you, getting up early and sending them, saying, Do not do this disgusting thing which is hated by me. 5 But they gave no attention, and their ears were not open so that they might be turned from their evil-doing and from burning perfume to other gods. 6 Because of this, my passion and my wrath were let loose, burning in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem ; and they are waste and unpeopled as at this day. 7 So now, the Lord, the God of armies, the God of Israel, has said, Why are you doing this great evil against yourselves, causing every man and woman, little child and baby at the breast among you in Judah to be cut off till not one is still living ; 8 Moving me to wrath with the work of your hands, burning perfumes to other gods in the land of Egypt, where you have gone to make a place for yourselves, so that you may become a curse and a name of shame among all the nations of the earth ? 9 Have you no memory of the evil-doing of your fathers, and the evil-doing of the kings of Judah, and the evil-doing of their wives, and the evil which you yourselves have done, and the evil which your wives have done, in the land of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem ? 10 Even to this day their hearts are not broken, and they have no fear, and have not gone in the way of my law or of my rules which I gave to you and to your fathers.
    44:11 So this is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : See, my face will be turned against you for evil, for the cutting off of all Judah ; 12 And I will take the last of Judah, whose minds are fixed on going into the land of Egypt and stopping there, and they will all come to their end, falling in the land of Egypt by the sword and by being short of food and by disease ; death will overtake them, from the least to the greatest, death by the sword and by need of food : they will become an oath and a cause of wonder and a curse and a name of shame. 13 For I will send punishment on those who are living in the land of Egypt, as I have sent punishment on Jerusalem, by the sword and by need of food and by disease : 14 So that not one of the rest of Judah, who have gone into the land of Egypt and are living there, will get away or keep his life, to come back to the land of Judah where they are hoping to come back and be living again : for not one will come back, but only those who are able to get away.
    44:15 Then all the men who had knowledge that their wives were burning perfumes to other gods, and all the women who were present, a great meeting, answering Jeremiah, said, 16 As for the word which you have said to us in the name of the Lord, we will not give ear to you. 17 But we will certainly do every word which has gone out of our mouths, burning perfumes to the queen of heaven and draining out drink offerings to her as we did, we and our fathers and our kings and our rulers, in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem : for then we had food enough and did well and saw no evil. 18 But from the time when we gave up burning perfumes to the queen of heaven and draining out drink offerings to her, we have been in need of all things, and have been wasted by the sword and by need of food. 19 And the women said, When we were burning perfumes to the queen of heaven and draining out drink offerings to her, did we make cakes in her image and give her our drink offerings without the knowledge of our husbands?
    44:20 Then Jeremiah said to all the people, to the men and women and all the people who had given him that answer, 21 The perfumes which you have been burning in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem, you and your fathers and your kings and your rulers and the people of the land, had the Lord no memory of them, and did he not keep them in mind ? 22 And the Lord was no longer able to put up with the evil of your doings and the disgusting things you did ; and because of this your land has become a waste and a cause of wonder and a curse, with no one living in it, as at this day. 23 Because you have been burning perfumes, and sinning against the Lord, and have not given ear to the voice of the Lord, or gone in the way of his law or his rules or his orders ; for this reason this evil has come on you, as it is today.
    44:24 Further, Jeremiah said to all the people and all the women, Give ear to the word of the Lord, all those of Judah who are living in Egypt : 25 This is what the Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : You women have said with your mouths, and with your hands you have done what you said, We will certainly give effect to the oaths we have made, to have perfumes burned to the queen of heaven and drink offerings drained out to her : then give effect to your oaths and do them. 26 And now give ear to the word of the Lord, all you of Judah who are living in the land of Egypt : Truly, I have taken an oath by my great name, says the Lord, that my name is no longer to be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the land of Egypt, saying, By the life of the Lord God. 27 See, I am watching over them for evil and not for good : all the men of Judah who are in the land of Egypt will be wasted by the sword and by need of food till there is an end of them. 28 And those who get away safe from the sword will come back from the land of Egypt to the land of Judah, a very small number ; and all the rest of Judah, who have gone into the land of Egypt and are living there, will see whose word has effect, mine or theirs. 29 And this will be the sign to you, says the Lord, that I will give you punishment in this place, so that you may see that my words will certainly have effect against you for evil : 30 The Lord has said, See, I will give up Pharaoh Hophra, king of Egypt, into the hands of those who are fighting against him and desiring to take his life, as I gave Zedekiah, king of Judah, into the hands of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, his hater, who had designs against his life.

JEREMIAH, 45
I give your life

    45:1     The words which Jeremiah the prophet said to Baruch, the son of Neriah, when he put these words down in a book from the mouth of Jeremiah, in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, king of Judah ; he said,
    45:2 This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, has said of you, O Baruch : 3 You said, Sorrow is mine ! for the Lord has given me sorrow in addition to my pain ; I am tired with the sound of my sorrow, and I get no rest. 4 This is what you are to say to him : The Lord has said, Truly, the building which I put up will be broken down, and that which was planted by me will be uprooted, and this through all the land ; 5 And as for you, are you looking for great things for yourself ? Have no desire for them : for truly I will send evil on all flesh, says the Lord : but your life I will keep safe from attack wherever you go.

JEREMIAH, 46
Conquest of Egypt

    46:1     The word of the Lord which came to Jeremiah the prophet about the nations. 2 Of Egypt: about the army of Pharaoh-neco, king of Egypt, which was by the river Euphrates in Carchemish, which Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, overcame in the fourth year of Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, king of Judah. 3 Get out the breastplate and body-cover, and come together to the fight. 4 Make the horses ready, and get up, you horsemen, and take your places with your head-dresses ; make the spears sharp and put on the breastplates. 5 What have I seen ? they are overcome with fear and turned back ; their men of war are broken and have gone in flight, not looking back : fear is on every side, says the Lord. 6 Let not the quick-footed go in flight, or the man of war get away ; on the north, by the river Euphrates, they are slipping and falling. 7 Who is this coming up like the Nile, whose waters are lifting their heads like the rivers ? 8 Egypt is coming up like the Nile, and his waters are lifting their heads like the rivers, and he says, I will go up, covering the earth ; I will send destruction on the town and its people. 9 Go up, you horses ; go rushing on, you carriages of war ; go out, you men of war : Cush and Put, gripping the body-cover, and the Ludim, with bent bows. 10 But that day is the day of the Lord, the Lord of armies, a day of punishment when he will take payment from his haters : and the sword will have all its desire, drinking their blood in full measure : for there is an offering to the Lord, the Lord of armies, in the north country by the river Euphrates. 11 Go up to Gilead and take sweet oil, O virgin daughter of Egypt : there is no help in all your medical arts ; nothing will make you well. 12 Your shame has come to the ears of the nations, and the earth is full of your cry : for the strong man is falling against the strong, they have come down together.
    46:13 The word which the Lord said to Jeremiah the prophet, of how Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, would come and make war on the land of Egypt. 14 Give the news in Migdol, make it public in Noph : say, Take up your positions and make yourselves ready ; for on every side of you the sword has made destruction. 15 Why has Apis, your strong one, gone in flight ? he was not able to keep his place, because the Lord was forcing him down with strength. 16 ... are stopped in their going, they are falling ; and they say one to another, Let us get up and go back to our people, to the land of our birth, away from the cruel sword. 17 Give a name to Pharaoh, king of Egypt : A noise who has let the time go by. 18 By my life, says the King, whose name is the Lord of armies, truly, like Tabor among the mountains and like Carmel by the sea, so will he come. 19 O daughter living in Egypt, make ready the vessels of a prisoner : for Noph will become a waste, it will be burned up and become unpeopled. 20 Egypt is a fair young cow ; but a biting insect has come on her out of the north. 21 And those who were her fighters for payment are like fat oxen ; for they are turned back, they have gone in flight together, they do not keep their place : for the day of their fate has come on them, the time of their punishment. 22 She makes a sound like the hiss of a snake when they come on with strength ; they go against her with axes, like wood-cutters. 23 They will be cutting down her woods, for they may not be searched out ; because they are like locusts, more than may be numbered. 24 The daughter of Egypt will be put to shame ; she will be given up into the hands of the people of the north.
    46:25 The Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : See, I will send punishment on Amon of No and on Pharaoh and on those who put their faith in him ; 26 And I will give them up into the hands of those who will take their lives, and into the hands of Nebuchadrezzar, king of Babylon, and into the hands of his servants : and later, it will be peopled as in the past, says the Lord. 27 But have no fear, O Jacob, my servant, and do not be troubled, O Israel : for see, I will make you come back from far away, and your seed from the land where they are prisoners ; and Jacob will come back, and will be quiet and in peace, and no one will give him cause for fear. 28 Have no fear, O Jacob, my servant, says the Lord ; for I am with you : for I will put an end to all the nations where I have sent you, but I will not put an end to you completely : though with wise purpose I will put right your errors, and will not let you go quite without punishment.

JEREMIAH, 47
Philistines and Moab

    47:1     The word of the Lord which came to Jeremiah the prophet about the Philistines, before Pharaoh's attack on Gaza.
2 This is what the Lord has said: See, waters are coming up out of the north, and will become an overflowing stream, overflowing the land and everything in it, the town and those who are living in it ; and men will give a cry, and all the people of the land will be crying out in pain. 3 At the noise of the stamping of the feet of his war-horses, at the rushing of his carriages and the thunder of his wheels, fathers will give no thought to their children, because their hands are feeble ; 4 Because of the day which is coming with destruction on all the Philistines, cutting off from Tyre and Zidon the last of their helpers : for the Lord will send destruction on the Philistines, the rest of the sea-land of Caphtor. 5 The hair is cut off from the head of Gaza; Ashkelon has come to nothing ; the last of the Anakim are deeply wounding themselves. 6 O sword of the Lord, how long will you have no rest ? put yourself back into your cover ; be at peace, be quiet. 7 How is it possible for it to be quiet, seeing that the Lord has given it orders ? against Ashkelon and against the sea-land he has given it directions.

JEREMIAH, 48
Destruction of Moab

    48:1     Of Moab. The Lord of armies, the God of Israel, has said : Sorrow on Nebo, for it has been made waste ; Kiriathaim has been put to shame and is taken : the strong place is put to shame and broken down. 2 The praise of Moab has come to an end ; as for Heshbon, evil has been designed against her ; come, let us put an end to her as a nation. But your mouth will be shut, O Madmen ; the sword will go after you. 3 There is the sound of crying from Horonaim, wasting and great destruction ; 4 Moab is broken ; her cry has gone out to Zoar. 5 For by the slope of Luhith they will go up, weeping all the way ; for on the way down to Horonaim the cry of destruction has come to their ears. 6 Go in flight, get away with your lives, and let your faces be turned to Aroer in the Arabah. 7 For because you have put your faith in your strong places, you, even you, will be taken : and Chemosh will go out as a prisoner, his priests and his rulers together. 8 And the attacker will come against every town, not one will be safe ; and the valley will be made waste, and destruction will come to the lowland, as the Lord has said. 9 Put up a pillar for Moab, for she will come to a complete end : and her towns will become a waste, without anyone living in them.
    48:10 Let him be cursed who does the Lord's work half-heartedly ; let him be cursed who keeps back his sword from blood. 11 From his earliest days, Moab has been living in comfort ; like wine long stored he has not been drained from vessel to vessel, he has never gone away as a prisoner : so his taste is still in him, his smell is unchanged. 12 So truly, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will send to him men who will have him turned over till there is no more wine in his vessels, and his wine-skins will be completely broken. 13 And Moab will be shamed on account of Chemosh, as the children of Israel were shamed on account of Beth-el their hope. 14 How say you, We are men of war and strong fighters ? 15 He who makes Moab waste has gone up against her ; and the best of her young men have gone down to their death, says the King, whose name is the Lord of armies. 16 The fate of Moab is near, and trouble is coming on him very quickly. 17 All you who are round about him, give signs of grief for him, and all you who have knowledge of his name, say, How is the strong rod broken, even the beautiful branch ! 18 Come down from your glory, O people of Dibon, and take your seat in the place of the waste ; for the attacker of Moab has gone up against you, sending destruction on your strong places. 19 O daughter of Aroer, take your station by the way, on the watch : questioning him who is in flight, and her who has got away safe, say, What has been done ? 20 Moab has been put to shame, she is broken : make loud sounds of grief, crying out for help ; give the news in Arnon, that Moab has been made waste.
    48:21 And punishment has come on the lowlands ; on Holon and Jahzah, and on Mephaath, 22 And on Dibon, and on Nebo, and on Beth-diblathaim, 23 And on Kiriathaim, and on Beth-gamul, and on Beth-meon, 24 And on Kerioth, and on Bozrah, and on all the towns of the land of Moab, far and near. 25 The horn of Moab is cut off, and his arm is broken, says the Lord.
    48:26 Make him full of wine, for his heart has been lifted up against the Lord : and Moab will be rolling in the food he was not able to keep down, and everyone will be making sport of him. 27 For did you not make sport of Israel ? was he taken among thieves ? for whenever you were talking about him, you were shaking your head over him. 28 O people of Moab, go away from the towns and take cover in the rock ; be like the dove of the Arabah, which makes her living-place in holes. 29 We have had word of the pride of Moab, how great it is ; how he is lifted up in pride ; and his great opinion of himself, and that his heart is lifted up. 30 I have knowledge of his wrath, says the Lord, that it is nothing ; his high-sounding words have done nothing. 31 For this cause I will give cries of grief for Moab, crying out for Moab, even for all of it ; I will be sorrowing for the men of Kir-heres. 32 My weeping for you, O vine of Sibmah, will be more than the weeping of Jazer : your branches have gone over the sea, stretching even to Jazer : destruction has come down on your summer fruits and your cut grapes. 33 All joy is gone; no longer are they glad for the fertile field and for the land of Moab ; I have made the wine come to an end from the crushing vessels : no longer will the grapes be crushed with the sound of glad voices.
    48:34 The cry of Heshbon comes even to Elealeh ; to Jahaz their voice is sounding; from Zoar even to Horonaim and to Eglath-shelishiyah : for the waters of Nimrim will become dry. 35 And I will put an end in Moab, says the Lord, to him who is making offerings in the high place and burning perfumes to his gods. 36 So my heart is sounding for Moab like the sound of pipes, and my heart is sounding like pipes for the men of Kir-heres : for the wealth he has got for himself has come to an end.
    37 For everywhere the hair of the head and the hair of the face is cut off : on every hand there are wounds, and haircloth on every body. 38 On all the house-tops of Moab and in its streets there is weeping everywhere ; for Moab has been broken like a vessel in which there is no pleasure, says the Lord. 39 How is it broken down ! how is Moab's back turned in shame ! so Moab will be a cause of sport and of fear to everyone round about him. 40 For the Lord has said, See, he will come like an eagle in flight, stretching out his wings against Moab. 41 Kerioth is taken, and the strong places have been forced, and the hearts of Moab's men of war in that day will be like the heart of a woman in birth-pains. 42 And Moab will come to an end as a people, because he has been lifting himself up against the Lord. 43 Fear and death and the net have come on you, O people of Moab, says the Lord. 44 He who goes in flight from the fear will be overtaken by death ; and he who gets free from death will be taken in the net : for I will make this come on Moab, even the year of their punishment, says the Lord. 45 Those who went in flight from the fear are waiting under the shade of Heshbon : for a fire has gone out from Heshbon and a flame from the house of Sihon, burning up the pride of Moab and the crown of the head of the violent ones. 46 Sorrow is yours, O Moab ! the people of Chemosh are overcome : for your sons have been taken away as prisoners, and your daughters made servants. 47 But still, I will let the fate of Moab be changed in the last days, says the Lord.

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