Jeremiah 49:28-33

Punishment for Kedar and Hazor

28 The Lord gave this message about Kedar and the kingdoms of Hazor that King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon attacked:

‘March to Kedar and attack the city!

49:28The Lord is giving these commands to Babylon's army.

Destroy those people who live east of Judah.

29 Take away their tents and their sheep.

Take their curtains and the other things in their tents.

Carry those things away with their camels.

Cause the people to shout,

Terror is everywhere around us!” ’

49:29See Jeremiah 20:3, 10; 46:5; 49:5.

30 The Lord says,

‘You people who live in Hazor, run away quickly!

Go and find somewhere safe to hide!

King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon has decided to attack you.

He knows how he will destroy you.’

31 The Lord says to King Nebuchadnezzar,

‘Go and attack that nation.

They think that they are strong and safe.

But their city has no gates or walls to protect them.

They live far away from other people.

32 Take their camels and their farm animals for yourselves.

I will chase away those people who live in the desert and who cut their hair short.

I will send them away in every direction.

And I will bring terrible trouble from every direction to hurt them.

33 Hazor will become as empty as a desert.

Only wild animals will live there.

It will always be a place where no people live.’