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Jeremiah 49:7-22 (Lexham English Bible)

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A Message Concerning Edom

7 Concerning Edom, thus says Yahweh of hosts: "Is there no longer wisdom in Teman? Has counsel become lost from [those who] understand? Is their wisdom rotting? 8 Flee! Turn back! {Get down low}!a O inhabitants of Dedan. For I will bring upon him the disaster of Esau [at the] time [when] I will punish him. 9 If grape-gatherers come to you, would they not leave gleanings? If thieves in the night, they destroy [only] {enough for them}.b 10 But I have stripped Esau bare. I have uncovered his hiding places, and he is not able to hide himself. His offspring are devastated, {along with}c his brothers, and his neighbors, and {he is no more}.d 11 Leave your orphans. I will let [them]e live. And your widows, let them trust in me." 12 For thus says Yahweh, "Look, those {who are not condemned}f to drink the cup must certainly drink [it].g And [are] you the one who will go entirely unpunished? You will not go unpunished, for you must certainly drink [it].h 13 For I have sworn by myself," {declares}i Yahweh, "that Bozrah will become as a horror, as a disgrace, as a waste, and as a curse. And all her towns will be {everlasting sites of ruins}."j 14 I have heard a message from Yahweh, and a messenger has been sent among the nations. "Gather and come against her, and rise for the battle." 15 "For look, I will make you small among the nations, despised by the humankind. 16 Your terror has deceived you, the pride of your heart, [O you who] dwell in the clefts of the rock, [you who] seize [the] height of [the] hill. Though you make your nest high like the eagle, from there I will bring you down," {declares}k Yahweh. 17 "And Edom will become as a horror, {everyone who passes by it}l will be appalled, and will hiss because of all its blows. 18 As the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah and their neighbors," says Yahweh, "{no one}m will live there, and the son of humankind will not dwell as an alien in it. 19 Look, like a lion he comes up from the thickets of the Jordan to {a pastureland by a constantly flowing stream}.n So {I will chase him away hurriedly}o from it. And whoever [is] chosen I will appoint over it. For who [is] like me, and who can summon me? And who [is] this, [the] shepherd who can stand {before me}?"p 20 {Therefore}q hear the plan of Yahweh that he has planned against Edom, and his plans that he has planned against the inhabitants of Teman. {Surely}r they will drag them away, the little [ones] of the flock. {Surely}s he will cause to be desolated over them their grazing place. 21 The earth will quake from the sound of their falling. A cry of distress! Their voice will be heard at {the Red Sea}.t 22 Look, like an eagle he will go up and he will swoop down, and he will spread out his wings against Bozrah. And the heart of the warriors of Edom will be in that day like [the] heart of a woman [who] is in labor.
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