Jeremiah 49:8
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New International Version
Turn and flee, hide in deep caves, you who live in Dedan, for I will bring disaster on Esau at the time when I punish him.

New Living Translation
Turn and flee! Hide in deep caves, you people of Dedan! For when I bring disaster on Edom, I will punish you, too!

English Standard Version
Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan! For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time when I punish him.

Berean Study Bible
Turn and run! Lie low, O residents of Dedan, for I will bring disaster on Esau at the time I punish him.

New American Standard Bible
"Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan, For I will bring the disaster of Esau upon him At the time I punish him.

King James Bible
Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.

Christian Standard Bible
Run! Turn back! Lie low, residents of Dedan, for I will bring Esau's calamity on him at the time I punish him.

Contemporary English Version
I will send disaster to punish you descendants of Esau, so anyone from Dedan had better turn around and run back home.

Good News Translation
People of Dedan, turn and run! Hide! I am going to destroy Esau's descendants because the time has come for me to punish them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Run! Turn back! Lie low, residents of Dedan, for I will bring Esau's calamity on him at the time I punish him.

International Standard Version
Flee, turn around! Go to a remote place to stay, residents of Dedan! For I'll bring Esau's disaster on him at the time when I punish him.

NET Bible
Turn and flee! Take up refuge in remote places, you people who live in Dedan. For I will bring disaster on the descendants of Esau. I have decided it is time for me to punish them.

New Heart English Bible
Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths, inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau on him, the time that I shall visit him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Turn and run. Hide in deep caves, inhabitants of Dedan. When I punish them, I will bring disaster on the descendants of Esau.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; For I do bring the calamity of Esau upon him, The time that I shall punish him.

New American Standard 1977
“Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan, For I will bring the disaster of Esau upon him At the time I punish him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Flee, turn back, hide in the deeps to remain, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, at the time that I have to visit him.

King James 2000 Bible
Flee you, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will punish him.

American King James Version
Flee you, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau on him, the time that I will visit him.

American Standard Version
Flee ye, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I shall visit him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Flee and turn your backs, go down into the deep hole, ye inhabitants of Dedan: for I have brought the destruction of Esau upon him, the time of his visitation.

Darby Bible Translation
Flee, turn back, dwell deep down, ye inhabitants of Dedan! For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I visit him.

English Revised Version
Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I shall visit him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.

World English Bible
Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths, inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau on him, the time that I shall visit him.

Young's Literal Translation
Flee, turn, go deep to dwell, ye inhabitants of Dedan, For the calamity of Esau I brought in upon him, The time I inspected him.
Study Bible
The Judgment on Edom
7Concerning Edom, this is what the LORD of Hosts says: “Is there no longer wisdom in Teman? Has counsel perished from the prudent? Has their wisdom decayed? 8Turn and run! Lie low, O residents of Dedan, for I will bring disaster on Esau at the time I punish him. 9If grape gatherers came to you, would they not leave some gleanings? Were thieves to come in the night, would they not steal only what they wanted?…
Cross References
Isaiah 21:13
This is an oracle concerning Arabia: In the thickets of Arabia you must lodge, O caravans of Dedanites.

Isaiah 34:5
When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens, then it will come down upon Edom, on the people I have set apart for destruction.

Jeremiah 25:23
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair;

Jeremiah 46:21
Even the mercenaries among her are like fattened calves. They too will turn back; together they will flee; they will not stand their ground, for the day of their calamity is coming upon them--the time of their punishment.

Ezekiel 25:13
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I will stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off from it both man and beast. I will make it a wasteland, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.

Malachi 1:3
but Esau I have hated, and I have made his mountains a wasteland and left his inheritance to the desert jackals."

Malachi 1:4
Though Edom may say, "We have been devastated, but we will rebuild the ruins," this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "They may build, but I will demolish. They will be called the Land of Wickedness, and a people toward whom the LORD is indignant forever.

Treasury of Scripture

Flee you, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau on him, the time that I will visit him.

Flee

Jeremiah 49:30 Flee, get you far off, dwell deep, O you inhabitants of Hazor, said the LORD…

Jeremiah 6:1 O you children of Benjamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the …

Jeremiah 48:6 Flee, save your lives, and be like the heath in the wilderness.

Matthew 24:15-18 When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken …

Revelation 6:15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, …

turn back. or, they are turned back
dwell

Jeremiah 48:28 O you that dwell in Moab, leave the cities, and dwell in the rock…

Judges 6:2 And the hand of Midian prevailed against Israel…

1 Samuel 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people …

Isaiah 2:21 To go into the clefts of the rocks, and into the tops of the ragged …

Amos 9:1-3 I saw the LORD standing on the altar: and he said, Smite the lintel …

Obadiah 1:3,4 The pride of your heart has deceived you, you that dwell in the clefts …

Dedan

Jeremiah 25:23 Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners,

Isaiah 21:13 The burden on Arabia. In the forest in Arabia shall you lodge, O …

for

Jeremiah 48:32 O vine of Sibmah, I will weep for you with the weeping of Jazer: …

Jeremiah 46:21 Also her hired men are in the middle of her like fatted bullocks; …

Jeremiah 48:44 He that flees from the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that …

Lamentations 4:21,22 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of …







(8) O inhabitants of Dedan.--See Note on Jeremiah 25:23. In Ezekiel 25:13 Dedan appears, as here, in company with Edom and Teman. In Isaiah 21:13 the "travelling companies of Dedanim" appear as carrying on the traffic of Edom with other countries. The words "dwell deep" are as a warning, bidding them retire as far as possible, so as to escape from the Chaldaean invaders.

Verse 8. - Turn back. The grammatical form is peculiar (literally, be made to turn back). If the punctuation is not an oversight the object is to suggest the compulsiveness of the change of route of the Dedanites. Dwell deep; i.e. tarry in the deepest recesses ye can find, so as to avoid the calamities of the Edomites. The Dedanites, it will be remembered, were a tribe devoted to commerce (see on Jeremiah 25:23). Isaiah had already, on an earlier occasion, given the same advice as Jeremiah, viz. to leave the beaten track and take refuge in a less exposed part of the desert, where shrubs and thorn bushes ("the forest," or rather, "the thickets") would secure them to some extent from observation (Isaiah 21:13). See, however, ver. 10. Flee ye, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan,.... Another city in Idumea; though some take it to be a country in Arabia, bordering on Edom, and subdued by the Edomites: the inhabitants of this place are advised to "flee" for their lives, since the enemy was just upon them; and "turn back", lest they should fall into his hands; and hide themselves in some deep caverns of the earth, in holes, and dens of rocks, and such like places. It is a prophecy that they should flee from and turn their backs on their enemies, and betake themselves to some very secret places for safety;

for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him; which was determined concerning him, threatened to him, and was his just desert; even the utter destruction of the whole land:

the time of his visitation; the time fixed to visit him in a way of wrath and punishment being come, 8. turn—namely, your backs in flight.

dwell deep—in deep defiles and caves [Grotius], which abound in Idumea. Others refer it to the Arab custom of retiring into the depth of the desert when avoiding an offended foe (Jer 49:30).

Dedan—a tribe bordering on and made subject by Idumea; descended from Jokshan, son of Abraham and Keturah (Ge 25:1-3).

Esau—The naming of Edom's progenitor, reprobated by God, recalls the remembrance of the old curse on him for his profanity, both his sin and its punishment being perpetuated in his descendants (Heb 12:16, 17).49:7-22 The Edomites were old enemies to the Israel of God. But their day is now at hand; it is foretold, not only to warn them, but for the sake of the Israel of God, whose afflictions were aggravated by them. Thus Divine judgments go round from nation to nation; the earth is full of commotion, and nothing can escape the ministers of Divine vengeance. The righteousness of God is to be observed amidst the violence of men.
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