26 this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Take off the turban, remove the crown.(A) It will not be as it was: The lowly will be exalted and the exalted will be brought low.(B) 27 A ruin! A ruin! I will make it a ruin! The crown will not be restored until he to whom it rightfully belongs shall come;(C) to him I will give it.’(D)

28 “And you, son of man, prophesy and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says about the Ammonites(E) and their insults:

“‘A sword,(F) a sword,
    drawn for the slaughter,
polished to consume
    and to flash like lightning!

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