The Bible in Its Traditions

Jeremiah 49:7–22

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Of Edom. Thus saith YHWH of hosts: Is wisdom no more in Teman? Is counsel perished from the prudent? Is their wisdom vanished?

CONCERNING IDUMEA, thus saith the Lord; There is no longer wisdom in Thaeman, counsel has perished from the wise ones, their wisdom is gone,

Against Idumea. Thus says the Lord of hosts: “Is there no longer any wisdom in Teman? Counsel has perished from the sons. Their wisdom has become useless.

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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.

their place has been deceived. Dig deep for a dwelling, ye that inhabit Daedam, for he has wrought grievously: I brought trouble upon him in the time at which I visited him.

Flee and turn your backs! Descend into the chasm, O inhabitants of Dedan! For I have brought the perdition of Esau over him, the time of his visitation.

If grape-gatherers came to thee, would they not leave some gleaning grapes? if thieves by night, would they not destroy till they had enough?

Jer29:8  For grape-gatherers are come, who shall not leave thee a remnant; as thieves by night, they shall lay their hand upon thy possessions.

If those who gather grapes had passed by you, would they not have left behind a cluster? If there were thieves in the night, they would seize what was enough for themselves.

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10  But I have made Esau bare, I have uncovered his secret places, and he shall not be able to hide himself; his seed is spoiled, and his brethren, and his neighbours, and he is not.

Jer29:8  For I have stripped Esau, I have uncovered their secret places; they shall have no power to hide themselves, they have perished each by the hand of his brother, my neighbour, and it is impossible

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11  Leave thy fatherless children, I will rear them, and let thy widows trust in Me.

Jer29:8  for thy fatherless one to be left to live, but I shall live, and the widows trust in me.

11  Leave behind your orphans. I will make sure that they live. And your widows will hope in me.”

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12  For thus saith YHWH: Behold, they to whom it pertained not to drink of the cup shall assuredly drink; and art thou he that shall altogether go unpunished? thou shalt not go unpunished, but thou shalt surely drink.

Jer29:8  For thus saith the Lord; They who were not appointed to drink the cup have drunk it; and thou shalt by no means be cleared

12  For thus says the Lord: “Behold, those who judged that they would not drink the cup, will certainly drink. And so, will you be released as if you were innocent? You will not be released as if innocent. Instead, you shall certainly drink.

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13  For I have sworn by Myself, saith YHWH, that Bozrah shall become an astonishment, a reproach, a waste, and a curse; and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

Jer29:8  for by myself I have sworn, saith the Lord, that thou shalt be in the midst of her an impassable land, and a reproach, and a curse; and all her cities shall be desert for ever.

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14  I have heard a message from YHWH, and an ambassador is sent among the nations: 'Gather yourselves together, and come against her, and rise up to the battle.'

Jer29:8  I have heard a report from the lord, and he has sent messengers to the nations, saying, Assemble yourselves, and come against her; rise ye up to war.

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15  For, behold, I make thee small among the nations, and despised among men.

Jer29:8  I have made thee small among the nations, utterly contemptible among men.

15  For behold, I have made you little among the nations, contemptible among men.

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16  Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, even the pride of thy heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill; though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith YHWH.

Jer29:8  Thine insolence has risen up against thee, the fierceness of thine heart has burst the holes of the rocks, it has seized upon the strength of a lofty hill; for as an eagle he set his nest on high: thence will I bring thee down.

16  Your arrogance has deceived you, by the pride of your heart, you who live in the caverns of the rock and who strive to take hold of the height of the hill. But even if you make your nest like that of an eagle, I will pull you down from there, says the Lord.

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17  And Edom shall become an astonishment; every one that passeth by it shall be astonished and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

Jer29:8  And Idumea shall be a desert: every one that passes by shall hiss at it.

17  And Idumea will be a desert. Everyone who passes by it will be stupefied and will hiss over all its wounds.

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18  As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and the neighbour cities thereof, saith YHWH, no man shall abide there, neither shall any son of man dwell therein.

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19  Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the thickets of the Jordan against the strong habitation; for I will suddenly make him run away from it, and whoso is chosen, him will I appoint over it; for who is like Me? and who will appoint Me a time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before Me?

Jer29:8  Behold, he shall come up as a lion out of the midst of Jordan to the place of Ætham: for I will speedily drive them from it, and do ye set the young men against her: for who is like me? and who will withstand me? and who is this shepherd, who shall confront me?

19  Behold, he will ascend like a lion from the arrogance of the Jordan, against the robust beauty. For I will cause him to rush against her suddenly. And who will be the elect one, whom I may appoint over her? For who is like me? And who can endure me? And who is that pastor who can withstand my countenance?

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20  Therefore hear ye the counsel of YHWH, that He hath taken against Edom; and His purposes, that He hath purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: Surely the least of the flock shall drag them away, surely their habitation shall be appalled at them.

20  Because of this, listen to the counsel of the Lord, which he has undertaken concerning Edom, and to his thoughts, which he has devised concerning the inhabitants of Teman. Certainly, the little ones of the flock will cast them down, unless they scatter them with their habitation.

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21  The earth quaketh at the noise of their fall; there is a cry, the noise whereof is heard in the Red Sea.

Jer29:8  For at the sound of their fall the earth was scared, and the cry of the sea was not heard.

21  The earth has been shaken at the noise of their destruction. The outcry of their voice has been heard at the Red Sea.

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22  Behold, he shall come up and swoop down as the vulture, and spread out his wings against Bozrah; and the heart of the mighty men of Edom at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

22  Behold, he will ascend like an eagle and will fly. And he will spread his wings over Bozrah. And in that day, the heart of the strong ones of Idumea will be like the heart of a woman giving birth.”