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34 You nations, come here and listen;

you peoples, pay attention!m

Let the earth and all that fills it hear,

the world and all that comes from it.n

The Lord is angry with all the nations,

furious with all their armies.o

He will set them apart for destruction,p

giving them over to slaughter.

Their slain will be thrown out,

and the stench of their corpses will rise;q

the mountains will flowD with their blood.r

AllE the stars in the skys will dissolve.

The sky will roll up like a scroll,t

and its stars will all wither

as leaves wither on the vine,

and foliage on the fig tree.u


When my sword has drunk its fillF,v in the heavens,

it will then come down on Edomw

and on the people I have set apart for destruction.

The Lord’s sword is covered with blood.

It drips with fat,

with the blood of lambs and goats,

with the fat of the kidneys of rams.x

For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,y

a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

The wild oxen will be struckG down with them,

and young bulls with the mighty bulls.

Their land will be soaked withH blood,

and their soil will be saturated with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,z

a time of paying back Edom

for its hostility against Zion.

Edom’s streams will be turned into pitch,

her soil into sulfur;aa

her land will become burning pitch.

10 It will never go out—day or night.

Its smoke will go up forever.ab

It will be desolate, from generation to generation;

no one will pass through it forever and ever.a

1Eagle owlsA and heronsB will possess it,

and long-eared owls and ravens will dwell there.b

The Lord will stretch out a measuring line

and a plumb line* over her

for her destruction and chaos.c

12 No nobles will be left to proclaim a king,

and all her princes will come to nothing.

13 Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;

her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.d

She will become a dwelling for jackals,

an abodeC for ostriches.e

14 The desert creatures will meet hyenas,

and one wild goat will call to another.

Indeed, the night birds will stay there

and will find a resting place.

15 Sand partridgesD will make their nests there;

they will lay and hatch their eggs

and will gather their broods under their shadows.

Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,

each with its mate.f

16 Search and read the scroll of the Lord:g

Not one of them will be missing,

none will be lacking its mate,

because he has ordered it by myE mouth,

and he will gather them by his Spirit.

17 He has cast the lot for them;

his hand allotted their portion with a measuring line.

They will possess it forever;h

they will dwell in it from generation to generation.


About Christian Standard Bible

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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