17 “I see him, but not now;
    I behold him, but not near.(A)
A star will come out of Jacob;(B)
    a scepter will rise out of Israel.(C)
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,(D)
    the skulls[a](E) of[b] all the people of Sheth.[c]
18 Edom(F) will be conquered;
    Seir,(G) his enemy, will be conquered,(H)
    but Israel(I) will grow strong.

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 24:17 Samaritan Pentateuch (see also Jer. 48:45); the meaning of the word in the Masoretic Text is uncertain.
  2. Numbers 24:17 Or possibly Moab, / batter
  3. Numbers 24:17 Or all the noisy boasters

Moab(A) is my washbasin,
    on Edom(B) I toss my sandal;
    over Philistia(C) I shout in triumph.”

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My sword(A) has drunk its fill in the heavens;
    see, it descends in judgment on Edom,(B)
    the people I have totally destroyed.(C)

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God’s Day of Vengeance and Redemption

63 Who is this coming from Edom,(A)
    from Bozrah,(B) with his garments stained crimson?(C)
Who is this, robed in splendor,
    striding forward in the greatness of his strength?(D)

“It is I, proclaiming victory,
    mighty to save.”(E)

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A Message About Edom(A)(B)

Concerning Edom:(C)

This is what the Lord Almighty says:

“Is there no longer wisdom in Teman?(D)
    Has counsel perished from the prudent?
    Has their wisdom decayed?

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A Prophecy Against Edom

12 “This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘Because Edom(A) took revenge on Judah and became very guilty by doing so,

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