Ammon, Moab, Edom, the Philis tines
1 The word of Yahweh came to me in these terms, 2 “Turn to wards the peo ple of the Ammonites and prophesy against them. 3 Say to them on my behalf: This is what Yahweh says: Because you mocked when my sanctuary was profaned, when the land of Israel was laid waste and the Judeans were exiled, 4 I am giving you over to the people of the East as their possession; they will pitch their camps and settle among you. They will eat your fruit and drink your milk. 5 I will turn Rabbah into a pasture for camels and the towns of the Ammonites into a sheepfold and you will know that I am Yahweh.”
6 Thus says Yahweh: “Be cause you clapped your hands and stamped your feet and danced for joy with an evil heart against the land of Israel, 7 I will stretch out my hand against you and hand you over as plunder to the nations. I will cut you off from the nations; no longer will you be numbered among them. I will destroy you and you will know I am Yahweh.”
8 Thus says Yahweh, “Because Moab said: ‘Judah is like all the other nations,’ 9 I will leave Moab unprotected and destroy the towns which are her glory: Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, Kiriathaim. 10 I will give Moab along with the Am monites as a possession to the peo ple of the East so that the Ammonites will not be remembered among the nations. 11 When I will punish Moab, they will know I am Yahweh.”
12 Word of Yahweh, “Because Edom took revenge on Judah and was guilty in so doing, this is what 13 Yahweh says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom, destroying people and animals. I will make it a ruins from Teman and let them be slain as far as Dedan. 14 I will put Israel in charge of my revenge against Edom. They will deal with Edom according to my wrath and my fury and Edom will ex perience my revenge” – word of Yahweh.
15 Word of Yahweh, “Be cause the Philis tines have taken revenge with an evil heart and because of their ceaseless hatred, thus says Yahweh: 16 I intend to stretch out my hand against the Phi listines; I will cut off the Kerethites and destroy the rest of the coast. 17 I will take terrible revenge and punish them in my wrath – then they will know I am Yahweh.”