A Prophecy Against Mount Seir1 Moreover, the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it, 3 and declare that this is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Behold, I am against you, O Mount Seir. I will stretch out My hand against you and make you a desolate waste. 4 I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 5 Because you harbored an ancient hatred and delivered the Israelites over to the sword in the time of their disaster, at the final stage of their punishment, 6 therefore, as surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will give you over to bloodshed and [it] will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, it will pursue you. 7 I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and will cut off from it those who come and go. 8 I will fill its mountains with the slain; those killed by the sword will fall on your hills, in your valleys, and in all your ravines. 9 I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 10 Because you have said, “These two nations and countries will be ours, and we will possess them,” even though the LORD was there, 11 therefore, as surely I live, declares the Lord GOD, I will treat you according to the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred against them, and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard every contemptuous word you uttered against the mountains of Israel when you said, “They are desolate; they are given to us to devour!” 13 You boasted against Me with your mouth and multiplied your words against Me. I heard it Myself!’ 14 This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate. 15 As you rejoiced when the inheritance of the house of Israel became desolate, so will I do to you: you will become a desolation, O Mount Seir, and so will all of Edom. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’
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