If thieves came to you, if plunderers by night —how you have been destroyed!— would they not steal only what they wanted? If grape-gatherers came to you, would they not leave gleanings?
How Esau has been pillaged, his treasures searched out!
All your allies have deceived you, they have driven you to the border; your confederates have prevailed against you; those who ate your bread have set a trap for you— there is no understanding of it.
On that day, says the Lord, I will destroy the wise out of Edom, and understanding out of Mount Esau.
Your warriors shall be shattered, O Teman, so that everyone from Mount Esau will be cut off.
For the slaughter and violence done to your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shall be cut off forever.
On the day that you stood aside, on the day that strangers carried off his wealth, and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you too were like one of them.
But you should not have gloated over your brother on the day of his misfortune; you should not have rejoiced over the people of Judah on the day of their ruin; you should not have boasted on the day of distress.
You should not have entered the gate of my people on the day of their calamity; you should not have joined in the gloating over Judah's disaster on the day of his calamity; you should not have looted his goods on the day of his calamity.
You should not have stood at the crossings to cut off his fugitives; you should not have handed over his survivors on the day of distress.
For the day of the Lord is near against all the nations. As you have done, it shall be done to you; your deeds shall return on your own head.