Book of Jeremiah Chapter 49
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- Next up: the Ammonites. God asks why the Ammonites have dispossessed Israelites who were living in their lands.
- It's time for the Ammonites to be destroyed. The people will wail and wear sackcloth.
- The Ammonites have trusted in the wrong things, so God's getting his vengeance.
- They'll be scattered, but also restored in the future.
- Now God sets his sights on Edom: they'll meet misfortune like their ancestor Esau.
- God has totally stripped Esau and uncovered his hiding places, he says.
- God will kill most people, but he'll spare orphans and widows.
- A messenger from God orders everyone to attack the Edomites. It will be despised by everyone.
- Even if they hide in the clefts of the rock like eagles, they'll still be destroyed.
- It'll be as bad as the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah. Meaning, really bad.
- Edom's little ones will be dragged away and killed. The cries of terror will be heard as far as the Red Sea.
- Edom's warriors will be in pain like a woman in labor.
And a Bunch of Other Places God Wants to Casually Destroy as an Afterthought
- Oh, and also—Damascus, bad news for you, too. It's a vulnerable place that'll definitely be destroyed.
- Young men will die in the squares, and a fire will destroy the stronghold of Ben-hadad.
- God cheers on the Babylonians in destroying Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor, urging pillage and plunder.
- God says it'd be an awesome country to spoil since it's poorly defended. You can walk right in. Easy as ABC. Or Aleph-Bet-Gimel.
- The Babylonians will take all the camels and cattle, and the people of those lands will be scattered.
- Also Elam will be destroyed, and the four winds will come and crush it, etc.
- But in the end, it'll also be restored.