The word of the LORD came to me:
"Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir;1 prophesy against it
and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand2 against you and make you a desolate waste.34
I will turn your towns into ruins4 and you will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.55
" 'Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the sword6 at the time of their calamity,7 the time their punishment reached its climax,86
therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will give you over to bloodshed9 and it will pursue you.10 Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you.
I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste11 and cut off from it all who come and go.128
I will fill your mountains with the slain; those killed by the sword will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines.139
I will make you desolate forever;14 your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.1510
" 'Because you have said, "These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession16 of them," even though I the LORD was there,
therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will treat you in accordance with the anger17 and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you.1812
Then you will know that I the LORD have heard all the contemptible things you have said against the mountains of Israel. You said, "They have been laid waste and have been given over to us to devour.19"
You boasted20 against me and spoke against me without restraint, and I heard it.2114
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate.2215
Because you rejoiced23 when the inheritance of the house of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, Mount Seir,24 you and all of Edom.25 Then they will know that I am the LORD.' "