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GOD'S WORD ® Translation
The LORD spoke his word to me. He said,
"Son of man, turn to the Ammonites and prophesy against them.
Tell the Ammonites, 'Listen to the word of the Almighty LORD. This is what the Almighty LORD says: You were glad when my holy place was dishonored, when the land of Israel was ruined, and when the nation of Judah went into exile.
That is why I'm going to hand you over to the people in the east. They will possess your land. They will set up their camps and pitch their tents among you. They will eat your crops and drink your milk.
I will turn Rabbah into a pasture for camels, and I will turn Ammon into a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: You clapped your hands and stomped your feet. You rejoiced and felt contempt for the land of Israel.
That is why I will use my power against you and hand you over to the nations as loot. I will wipe you out from among the nations, make you disappear, and destroy you. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
8" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: Moab and Seir said, "The nation of Judah is like all the other nations."
9That is why I'm going to open up the cities that protect Moab's borders. They are the beautiful cities of Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, and Kiriathaim.
10I will hand the Moabites and the Ammonites over to the people in the east. So the Ammonites will no longer be remembered among the nations.
11I will punish Moab. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
12" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: Edom took revenge on the nation of Judah and became guilty because of it.
13So this is what the Almighty LORD says: I will use my power against Edom. I will wipe out people and animals. I will turn the land into ruins from Teman to Dedan. People will die in battle.
14I will use my people Israel to take revenge on Edom. My people will deal with Edom based on my anger and my fury. Then the Edomites will know my revenge, declares the Almighty LORD.
15" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: The Philistines have taken revenge with spiteful hearts. They have tried to destroy their long-time enemies.
16So this is what the Almighty LORD says: I'm going to use my power against the Philistines, cut off the Cherethites, and destroy the people that are left on the coast.
17I will take fierce revenge on them and punish them with fury. I will take revenge on them. Then they will know that I am the LORD.'"