I swear1 by myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah2 will become a ruin and an object of horror,3 of reproach4 and of cursing; and all its towns will be in ruins forever."514
I have heard a message from the LORD: An envoy was sent to the nations to say, "Assemble yourselves to attack it! Rise up for battle!"
"Now I will make you small among the nations, despised among men.
The terror you inspire and the pride6 of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks,7 who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest8 as high as the eagle's, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
"Edom will become an object of horror;9 all who pass by will be appalled and will scoff because of all its wounds.1018
As Sodom11 and Gomorrah12 were overthrown, along with their neighboring towns," says the LORD, "so no one will live there; no man will dwell13 in it.