Judgment on Edom7Concerning aEdom. Thus says the Lord of hosts: b“Is wisdom no more in cTeman?
dHas counsel perished from the prudent?
eHas their wisdom vanished?
8 fFlee, turn back, dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of gDedan!
For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him,
hthe time when I punish him.
9 iIf grape gatherers came to you,
would they not leave jgleanings?
kIf thieves came by night,
would they not destroy only enough for themselves?
10 lBut I have stripped Esau bare;
mI have uncovered his hiding places,
and he is not able to conceal himself.
His children are destroyed, and his brothers,
and his neighbors; and nhe is no more.
11 oLeave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive;
pand let your widows trust in me.”
12For thus says the Lord: q“If those who did not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, rwill you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you must drink. 13 sFor I have sworn by myself, declares the Lord, that tBozrah shall become ua horror, a taunt, a waste, and a curse, and all her cities shall be perpetual wastes.” 14 vI have heard a message from the Lord,
and an envoy has been sent among the nations:
w“Gather yourselves together and come against her,
and rise up for battle!
15For behold, I will make you small among the nations,
despised among mankind.
16The horror you inspire has deceived you,
and the pride of your heart,
you who live in the clefts of the rock ▼
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who hold the height of the hill.
Though you ymake your nest as high as the eagle’s,
I will bring you down from there,
declares the Lord.
17 z“Edom shall become a horror. aaEveryone who passes by it will be horrified aband will hiss because of all its disasters. 18 acAs when Sodom and Gomorrah and their adneighboring cities were overthrown, says the Lord aeno man shall dwell there afno man shall sojourn in her. 19 agBehold ahlike a lion coming up from aithe jungle of the Jordan against a perennial pasture, I will suddenly make him ▼
▼Septuagint, Syriac themrun away from her. And I will appoint over her whomever I choose. akFor who is like me? alWho will summon me? amWhat shepherd can stand before me? 20Therefore hear the plan that the Lord has made against anEdom and the purposes that he has formed against the inhabitants of aoTeman: apEven the little ones of the flock shall be dragged away. Surely their fold shall be appalled at their fate. 21At the sound of their fall aqthe earth shall tremble; the sound of their cry shall be heard at the Red Sea. 22Behold arone shall mount up and fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against asBozrah, and the heart of the warriors of Edom shall be in that day like the heart atof a woman in her birth pains.”
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