The Edomites had again invaded and defeated Judah and carried off captives.
Can spoils be taken from a warrior, or captives be rescued from a conqueror? 1
Moab, you are doomed! 1 You people who worship Chemosh will be destroyed. Your sons will be taken away captive. Your daughters will be carried away into exile. 2
He will come and attack Egypt. Those who are destined to die of disease will die of disease. Those who are destined to be carried off into exile will be carried off into exile. Those who are destined to die in war will die in war. 1
Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he captured 1 captives; he gave gifts to men.” 2
If anyone is meant for captivity, into captivity he will go. If anyone is to be killed by the sword, 1 then by the sword he must be killed. This 2 requires steadfast endurance 3 and faith from the saints.
Nevertheless the Kenite will be consumed. 1 How long will Asshur take you away captive?”
You will bear sons and daughters but not keep them, because they will be taken into captivity.
Together they bend low and kneel down; they are unable to rescue the images; 1 they themselves 2 head off into captivity. 3
“‘I will restore their fortunes, the fortunes of Sodom and her daughters, and the fortunes of Samaria and her daughters (along with your fortunes among them),
Shake off the dirt! 1 Get up, captive 2 Jerusalem! Take off the iron chains around your neck, O captive daughter Zion!
He caused all their conquerors 1 to have pity on them.
if you should see among them 1 an attractive woman whom you wish to take as a wife,
So the soldiers released the captives and the plunder before the officials and the entire assembly.
For he will die in the country where they took him as a captive. He will never see this land again.” 1
The young men of On and of Pi-beseth 1 will die by the sword; and the cities will go 2 into captivity.
The sons of Jehoiachin the exile: 1 Shealtiel his son,
Indeed,” says the Lord, “captives will be taken from a warrior; spoils will be rescued from a conqueror. I will oppose your adversary and I will rescue your children.
He allowed the symbol of his strong presence to be captured; 1 he gave the symbol of his splendor 2 into the hand of the enemy. 3
I will restore Judah and Israel 1 and will rebuild them as they were in days of old. 2