35 The Lord spoke his word to me. He said, 2 “Son of man, turn to Mount Seir, and prophesy against it. 3 Tell it, ‘This is what the Almighty Lord says:
I’m against you, Mount Seir. I will use my power against you, and you will become a wasteland. 4 I will turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a wasteland. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
5 “‘You have always been an enemy of Israel. You deserted the people of Israel in battle when they were in trouble during their final punishment. 6 That is why, as I live, declares the Almighty Lord, I will let you be murdered. Murderers will pursue you. Since you don’t hate murdering people, murder will pursue you. 7 I will turn Mount Seir into a barren wasteland, and I will destroy everyone who comes or goes from there. 8 I will fill your mountains with those who have been killed. Those killed in battle will fall on your hills and in your valleys and ravines. 9 I will turn you into a permanent wasteland. Your cities will not be lived in. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
10 “‘You said, “These two nations, Israel and Judah, along with their land, belong to us. We will take possession of them.” But the Lord was there. 11 That is why, as I live, declares the Almighty Lord, I will do to you what you did to them. When you were angry and jealous, you acted hatefully toward them. 12 Then you will know that I, the Lord, heard all the insults that you spoke about the mountains of Israel. You said, “They have been deserted and handed over to us to use up.” 13 You bragged and continually talked against me. I heard you.
14 “‘This is what the Almighty Lord says: The whole earth will be glad when I turn you into a wasteland. 15 You were happy when the land of Israel became a wasteland. I will do the same thing to you. You will become a wasteland, Mount Seir, and so will all of Edom. Then you will know that I am the Lord.’”
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