This is what the Lord God has said about Edom:a We have heard a message from the Lord; an envoy has been sent among the nations: Rise up, and let us go to war against her.bc2
Look, I will make you insignificant among the nations; you will be deeply despised.d3
Your presumptuous heart has deceived you,e you who live in clefts of the rockf in your home on the heights, who say to yourself: Who can bring me down to the ground?
Though you seem to soarg like an eagle and make your nest among the stars, even from there I will bring you down.h [This is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration.
If thieves came to you, if marauders by night- how ravaged you will be!- wouldn't they steal only what they wanted? If grape pickers came to you, wouldn't they leave some grapes?i6
How Esau will be pillaged, his hidden treasures searched out!j7
Everyone who has a treaty with you will drive you to the border; everyone at peace with you will deceive and conquer you.k Those who eat your bread will setl a trap for you. He will be unaware of it.
In that day- the Lord's declaration- will I not eliminate the wise ones of Edom and those who understand from the hill country of Esau?
Teman,m your warriors will be terrified so that everyone from the hill country of Esau will be destroyed by slaughter.n
You will be covered with shame and destroyed forever because of violence done to your brother Jacob.
On the day you stood aloof, on the day strangers captured his wealth,o while foreigners entered his gate and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were just like one of them.
Do not gloatp over your brother in the day of his calamity; do not rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction; do not boastfully mockq in the day of distress.r13
Do not enter the gate of My people in the day of their disaster. Yes, you-do not gloat over their misery in the day of their disaster and do not appropriate their possessions in the day of their disaster.
Do not stand at the crossroadss to cut off their fugitives, and do not hand over their survivors in the day of distress.
For the Day of the Lord is near, against all the nations.t As you have done, so it will be done to you; what you deserve will return on your own head.u16
For as you have drunk on My holy mountain, so all the nations will drinkv continually. They will drink and gulp down and be as though they had never been.
But there will be a deliverance on Mount Zion, and it will be holy;w the house of Jacob will dispossess those who dispossessed them.xy18
Then the house of Jacob will be a [blazing] fire, and the house of Joseph a [burning] flame, but the house of Esau will be stubble; theyz will set them on fire and consume them.aa Therefore no survivor will remain of the house of Esau, for the Lord has spoken.
[People from] the Negev will possess the hill country of Esau;bb [those from] the Judean foothills will possess [the land of] the Philistines. Theycc will possess the territories of Ephraim and Samaria, while Benjamin will possess Gilead.
The exiles of the Israelites who are in Halahdd who are among the Canaanites as far as Zarephathee and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negev.
Saviorsff will ascend Mount Zion to rule over the hill country of Esau, but the kingdom will be the Lord's.