A sword will flash in their cities, it will destroy the bars of their city gates, and will devour them in their fortresses.
You will stumble and fall, you proud city; no one will help you get up. I will set fire to your towns; it will burn up everything that surrounds you.” 1
Israel has forgotten his Maker and built royal palaces, and Judah has built many fortified cities. But I will send fire on their cities; it will consume their royal citadels.
The Lord spoke about the Ammonites. 1 “Do you think there are not any people of the nation of Israel remaining? Do you think there are not any of them remaining to reinherit their land? Is that why you people who worship the god Milcom 2 have taken possession of the territory of Gad and live in his cities? 3