You should not have gloated over the misfortune of your relatives in Judah. You should not have been glad on the day of their ruin. You should not have laughed at them in their distress.
You should not have entered the city of my people to gloat over their suffering and to seize their riches on the day of their disaster.
You should not have stood at the crossroads 1 to catch those trying to escape. You should not have handed them over to the enemy on the day of their distress.
"The day is near when I, the Lord, will judge all nations. Edom, what you have done will be done to you. You will get back what you have given.
My people have drunk a bitter cup of punishment on my sacred hill. But all the surrounding nations will drink a still more bitter cup of punishment; they will drink it all and vanish away.
"But on Mount Zion some will escape, and it will be a sacred place. The people of Jacob will possess the land that is theirs by right.
The people of Jacob and of Joseph will be like fire; they will destroy the people of Esau as fire burns stubble. No descendant of Esau will survive. I, the Lord, have spoken.
"People from southern Judah will occupy Edom; those from the western foothills will capture Philistia. Israelites will possess the territory of Ephraim and Samaria; the people of Benjamin will take Gilead.
The army of exiles from northern Israel will return and conquer Phoenicia as far north as Zarephath. The exiles from Jerusalem who are in Sardis will capture the towns of southern Judah.
The victorious men of Jerusalem will attack Edom and rule over it. And the Lord himself will be king."