Jeremiah 49:23-27, 34-39 (Larger Passage: Jeremiah 49:1-39)


49:23 “Concerning Damascus.  Harmath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.”

49:24 “Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.”

49:25 “How is the city of praise not left, the city of my joy!”

49:26 “Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord of host.”

49:27 “And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Benhadad.”


NOTE: Ancient Elam covered the central western portions of Iran today, basically hugging much of the northeastern coastline of the Persian Gulf, while formerly Persia encompassed much of today’s southern and eastern parts of Iran.

49:34 “The word of the Lord that came to Jeremiah the prophet

against Elam in the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of Judah, saying,”

49:35 “Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Behold, I will break the bow of Elam the chief of their might.”

49:36 “And upon Elam will I bring the four winds from the four quarter of heaven, and will scatter them toward all those winds; and there shall be no nation whither the outcasts of Elam shall not come.”

49:37 “For I will cause Elam to be dismayed before their enemies, and before them that seek their life: and I will bring evil upon them, even my fierce anger, saith the Lord; and I will send the sword after them, till I have consumed them:”

49:38 “And I will set my throne in Elam, and will destroy from thence the king and the princes, saith the Lord.”

49:39 “But it shall come to pass in the latter days, that I will bring again the captivity of Elam, saith the Lord.”

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