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The wild oxen will ·be killed [L fall with them],
    and the ·cattle [or young bulls] and the strong ·bulls [L ones; C perhaps referring to Edom’s leaders].
The land will ·be filled with [drink its fill of] their blood,
    and the dirt will be covered with their fat.

The Lord has chosen a time for punishment.
    He has chosen a year ·when people must pay [of retribution/recompense] for the ·wrongs they did to [or the cause of] ·Jerusalem [L Zion; C the location of the Temple].
Edom’s rivers will be like ·hot tar [pitch].
    Its ·dirt [dust] will be like ·burning sulfur [T brimstone].
    Its land will be like burning ·tar [pitch].

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