The Lord warns Ammon
1 The Lord gave this message to me: 2 ‘Son of man, look towards the people in Ammon. You must tell them my message to warn them. 3 Say to them, “Listen to this message from the Almighty Lord. This is what he says: You shouted happily when enemies made my holy place unclean. You were happy when the land of Israel became an empty place. And you were happy when Judah's people went away as prisoners to a foreign country. 4 So listen to me! I will give you to the people in the east to be their slaves. Their soldiers will come and they will put their tents among you. They will live among you. They will eat your fruit and they will drink your milk. 5 I will make Rabbah a place where camels eat grass. I will make Ammon a place where sheep rest. Then you will know that I am the Lord. 6 This is what the Almighty Lord says: You were happy when I punished Israel. You clapped your hands together. You stamped your feet on the ground. 7 So listen! I will now use my power to punish you. I will allow other nations to take all your valuable things. I will completely remove you so that you will not be a nation any longer. I will destroy you. Then 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 capital city of Ammon. It was in the place that is now called Amman, in Jordan.