Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek,
    that I live among the tents of Kedar!(A)

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Dark am I, yet lovely,(A)
    daughters of Jerusalem,(B)
dark like the tents of Kedar,(C)
    like the tent curtains of Solomon.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Song of Songs 1:5 Or Salma

16 This is what the Lord says to me: “Within one year, as a servant bound by contract(A) would count it, all the splendor(B) of Kedar(C) will come to an end.

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11 Let the wilderness(A) and its towns raise their voices;
    let the settlements where Kedar(B) lives rejoice.
Let the people of Sela(C) sing for joy;
    let them shout from the mountaintops.(D)

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All Kedar’s(A) flocks will be gathered to you,
    the rams of Nebaioth will serve you;
they will be accepted as offerings(B) on my altar,(C)
    and I will adorn my glorious temple.(D)

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10 Cross over to the coasts of Cyprus(A) and look,
    send to Kedar[a](B) and observe closely;
    see if there has ever been anything like this:

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 2:10 In the Syro-Arabian desert

A Message About Kedar and Hazor

28 Concerning Kedar(A) and the kingdoms of Hazor,(B) which Nebuchadnezzar(C) king of Babylon attacked:

This is what the Lord says:

“Arise, and attack Kedar
    and destroy the people of the East.(D)

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21 “‘Arabia(A) and all the princes of Kedar(B) were your customers; they did business with you in lambs, rams and goats.

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