EDOM’S CERTAIN JUDGMENT
This is what the Lord God has said about Edom:a
We have heard a message from the Lord;b
an envoy has been sentc among the nations:
2 Look, I will make you insignificante
among the nations;
you will be deeply despised.
3 Your arrogant heart has deceived you,f
in your home on the heights,
who say to yourself,
“Who can bring me down to the ground?”h
and make your nest among the stars,j
even from there I will bring you down.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
5 If thieves came to you,k
if marauders by night—
how ravaged you would be!—
wouldn’t they steal only what they wanted?
If grape harvesters came to you,
wouldn’t they leave a few grapes?l
6 How Esau will be pillaged,m
his hidden treasures searched out!n
7 Everyone who has a treaty with youo
will drive you to the border;
everyone at peace with you
will deceive and conquer you.
Those who eat your breadp
will setE a trap for you.
He will be unaware of it.q
this is the Lord’s declaration—
will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edomr
and those who understand
from the hill country of Esau?
so that everyone from the hill country of Esau
will be destroyed by slaughter.u
10 You will be covered with shame
and destroyed forever
because of violence done to your brother Jacob.v
11 On the day you stood aloof,w
on the day strangers captured his wealth,G
while foreigners entered his city gate
and cast lots for Jerusalem,x
you were just like one of them.y
in the day of his calamity;
do not rejoice over the people of Judahaa
in the day of their destruction;
in the day of distress.ac
in the day of their disaster.ad
Yes, you—do not gloat over their misery
in the day of their disaster,
and do not appropriate their possessionsae
in the day of their disaster.
to cut off their fugitives,
and do not hand over their survivors
in the day of distress.
15 For the day of the Lordag is near,
against all the nations.ah
As you have done,ai it will be done to you;
what you deserve will return on your own head.aj
16 As you have drunk on my holy mountain,ak
so all the nations will drink continually.a
They will drink and gulp down
and be as though they had never been.
17 But there will be a deliverance on Mount Zion,b
and it will be holy;c
the house of Jacob will dispossessd
18 Then the house of Jacob will be a blazing fire,f
and the house of Joseph, a burning flame,
but the house of Esau will be stubble;
Therefore no survivor will remaing
of the house of Esau,
for the Lord has spoken.
19 People from the Negev will possessh
the hill country of Esau;i
those from the Judean foothills will possess
the land of the Philistines.j
TheyD will possess
the territories of Ephraim and Samaria,k
while Benjamin will possess Gilead.
20 The exiles of the Israelites who are in HalahE
and who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephathl
as well as the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad
will possess the cities of the Negev.m
to rule over the hill country of Esau,
and the kingdom will be the Lord’s.o
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