As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of
Israel, because it was desolate
So Edom rejoiced at the destruction of Jerusalem, ( Obadiah 1:12 ) , and so the followers of the man of sin will rejoice at the slaying of the witnesses, ( Revelation 11:10 ) , which is resented by the Lord, and therefore adds, so will I do unto thee;
make thee desolate, as is explained in the next clause: thou shall be desolate, O Mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it;
not that mount only, but all the land of Edom, called Idumea; the destruction shall be general, as it was, and irretrievable; and so not Rome only, but all the antichristian states, will be destroyed, when God comes forth in his wrath against them: and they shall know that I am the Lord;
the Lord God omniscient and omnipotent; who, having foretold all this, shall accomplish it.