Come near, you nations, and listen;1 pay attention, you peoples!2 Let the earth3 hear, and all that is in it, the world, and all that comes out of it!42
The LORD is angry with all nations; his wrath5 is upon all their armies. He will totally destroya6 them, he will give them over to slaughter.73
Their slain8 will be thrown out, their dead bodies9 will send up a stench;10 the mountains will be soaked with their blood.114
All the stars of the heavens will be dissolved12 and the sky rolled up13 like a scroll; all the starry host will fall14 like withered15 leaves from the vine, like shriveled figs from the fig tree.
My sword16 has drunk its fill in the heavens; see, it descends in judgment on Edom,17 the people I have totally destroyed.186
The sword19 of the LORD is bathed in blood, it is covered with fat-- the blood of lambs and goats, fat from the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice20 in Bozrah21 and a great slaughter22 in Edom.
And the wild oxen23 will fall with them, the bull calves and the great bulls.24 Their land will be drenched with blood,25 and the dust will be soaked with fat.
For the LORD has a day26 of vengeance,27 a year of retribution,28 to uphold Zion's cause.
Edom's streams will be turned into pitch, her dust into burning sulfur;29 her land will become blazing pitch!
It will not be quenched30 night and day; its smoke will rise forever.31 From generation to generation32 it will lie desolate;33 no one will ever pass through it again.