New Living Translation
This message was given concerning the Ammonites. This is what the LORD says: "Are there no descendants of Israel to inherit the land of Gad? Why are you, who worship Molech, living in its towns?
King James Bible
Concerning the Ammonites, thus saith the LORD; Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? why then doth their king inherit Gad, and his people dwell in his cities?
Darby Bible Translation
Concerning the children of Ammon. Thus saith Jehovah: Hath Israel no sons? hath he no heir? Why is Malcam heir of Gad, and his people dwell in the cities thereof?
World English Bible
Of the children of Ammon. Thus says Yahweh: Has Israel no sons? has he no heir? why then does Malcam possess Gad, and his people well in its cities?
Young's Literal Translation
Concerning the sons of Ammon: 'Thus said Jehovah: Sons -- hath Israel none? heir -- hath he none? Wherefore hath Malcam possessed Gad? And his people in its cities have dwelt?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
49:1 No heir - During the long tract of time that there were wars between the Jews and Ammonites, the land of Gad and Reuben which lay beyond Jordan, fell into the hands of the Syrians, Moabites, and Ammonites. Hence it is that the prophet saith, Hath Israel no sons? God had given that country of Gilead to Manasseh, Reuben, and Gad; and as mens estates ought to descend to their heirs, so this land should have descended to their posterity, but the Ammonites had taken and possessed it.
"No Ammonite or Moabite or any of their descendants for ten generations may be admitted to the assembly of the LORD.
These nations did not welcome you with food and water when you came out of Egypt. Instead, they hired Balaam son of Beor from Pethor in distant Aram-naharaim to curse you.
2 Chronicles 20:1
After this, the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites declared war on Jehoshaphat.
Now this is what the LORD says: "I will uproot from their land all the evil nations reaching out for the possession I gave my people Israel. And I will uproot Judah from among them.
Then I gave the cup to the nations of Edom, Moab, and Ammon,
"And now, son of man, prophesy concerning the Ammonites and their mockery. Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: "A sword, a sword is drawn for your slaughter. It is polished to destroy, flashing like lightning!
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