And Edom said unto him
The king of Edom replied to Israel, represented by the messengers sent in their name:
thou shall not pass by me;
through my country:
lest I come out against thee with the sword;
or with those that use the sword, as the Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan; that is, with an army of soldiers with their drawn swords in their hands, to slay them as enemies.