The Lord speaks against Ammon
1 The Lord spoke to me. 2 ‘Son of man,’ he said. ‘Turn your face towards the people in Ammon. You must prophesy against them. 3 Say to them, “Listen to the message from the Lord God. This is what he says: ‘You were happy when enemies made my holy place not clean. And you were not sorry when I destroyed the land in Israel. Nor were you sad when I took the people in Judah away to a foreign country. 4 So I will give you to the people in the East as a gift. Their armies will come and they will put tents all round you. They will eat your fruit and they will drink your milk. 5 I will make Rabbah a place where camels (animals that carry men and their things over deserts) feed. I will make Ammon a place where sheep rest. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’ 6 So this is what the Lord God says: ‘You hit your hands together and you jumped about. You were happy when I punished Israel. 7 Because of this I will attack you. Nations will come and I will give them all your good things. You will not be a nation any longer. I will destroy you and you will not have your own country. And you will know that I am the Lord.’
25:2Ammon was a country to the north-east of Judah. It was on the edge of the desert that is east of the Jordan River.
25:5Rabbah was the chief city of Ammon. Rabbah was in the place that is now called Amman, in Jordan.