“The cities of Aroer are forsaken;
They will be for flocks to lie down in,
And there will be no one to frighten them.
I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks. Thus you will know that I am the Lord.”
The sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer,
From Aroer which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon and from the city which is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was no city that was too high for us; the Lord our God delivered all over to us.
The dead bodies of this people will be food for the birds of the sky and for the beasts of the earth; and no one will frighten them away.
Each of them will sit under his vine
And under his fig tree,
With no one to make them afraid,
For the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
So the seacoast will be pastures,
With caves for shepherds and folds for flocks.
“So we took possession of this land at that time. From Aroer, which is by the valley of Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead and its cities I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley and all the plain by Medeba;
Then the lambs will graze as in their pasture,
And strangers will eat in the waste places of the wealthy.
Now in that day a man may keep alive a heifer and a pair of sheep;
And it will come about in that day, that every place where there used to be a thousand vines, valued at a thousand shekels of silver, will become briars and thorns.
“Stand by the road and keep watch,
O inhabitant of Aroer;
Ask him who flees and her who escapes
And say, ‘What has happened?’