15 “For behold, I have made you small among the nations,
Despised among people.
16 As for the terror you cause,
The arrogance of your heart has deceived you,
You who live in the clefts of [a]the (A)rock,
Who occupy the height of the hill.
Though you make your nest as (B)high as an eagle’s,
I will (C)bring you down from there,” declares the Lord.

17 “Edom will become an (D)object of horror; everyone who passes by it will be appalled and will [b](E)hiss at all its wounds. 18 Like the (F)overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah with its neighbors,” says the Lord, “(G)no one will live there, nor will [c]anyone of mankind reside in it. 19 (H)Behold, one will come up like a lion from the (I)thicket of the Jordan to a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will chase him away from it, and I will appoint over it whoever is (J)chosen. For who is (K)like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd (L)who can stand against Me?”

20 Therefore hear the (M)plan of the Lord which He has planned against Edom, and His purposes which He has in mind against the inhabitants of Teman: they will certainly drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; He will certainly make their pasture (N)desolate because of them.

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  1. Jeremiah 49:16 Or Sela
  2. Jeremiah 49:17 Or whistle
  3. Jeremiah 49:18 Lit a son of man

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