Prophecy Directed at Edom

1 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},
2 "Son of man, set your face against the mountain of Seir and prophesy against it,
3 and you must say to it, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I am against you, mountain of Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you, and I will make you [a] desolation and [a] wasteland.
4 Your cities I will make ruins, and you will be [a] desolation, and [then] you will know that I [am] Yahweh,
5 because there [has been] to you {an ancient hostility}, and you handed over the {Israelites} to [the] power of [the] sword at the time of their disaster, at the time of {their final punishment}.
6 Therefore {as I live}," {declares} the Lord Yahweh, "Certainly to blood [guilt] I will prepare you and blood will pursue; {since} {you did not hate blood}, it will pursue you.
7 And I will make the mountain of Seir into [a] desolation and ruin, and I will cut off from it [both] [he who is] crossing over and [he who is] returning.
8 And I will fill its mountains [with] its slain; your hills and your valleys and all of your watercourses, the slain by [the] sword will fall in them.
9 {An everlasting desolation} I will make you, and your cities will not return, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh.
10 [I do this] because of your saying, 'The two nations and the two lands, they will be {mine}, and we will take possession of it,' and [yet] Yahweh was there.
11 Therefore, {as I live}," {declares} the Lord Yahweh, "so I will deal [with you] according to your anger and according to your jealousy that you did, because of your hatred against them, and I will make myself known among them when I judge you.
12 And you will know that I, Yahweh, I have heard all of your contemptible words that you said against the mountains of Israel, {saying}, 'They will be desolate; they are given to us as food.'
13 And you magnified yourself against me with your {insolent speech}, and you spoke voluminously against me [with] your words--I heard!
14 Thus the Lord Yahweh says, '{As the whole world rejoices}, I will make you [a] desolation.
15 {Like your rejoicing over the inheritance of the house of Israel} {because} it was desolate, I will do to you; you will be [a] desolation, mountain of Seir and all of Edom, indeed all of it; and they will know that I [am] Yahweh.'" '