Therefore thus saith the Lord God
Because of such base and barbarous usage, from a people that were originally brethren: I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and
beast from it;
by the army of Nebuchadnezzar, by the sword of the Chaldeans, and by famine and pestilence, and such like sore judgments; in which the hand of God is manifestly seen: and I will make it desolate from Teman;
a very principal city of Edom, so called from Teman, the son of Eliphaz, the son of Esau, ( Genesis 36:15 ) it lay in the south of the land of Idumea; the Targum renders it, "from the south": and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword;
of the Babylonians; this was another city of Edom, it lay in the north of that country; so that hereby is signified that destruction should go through it from the southern to the northern parts of it.