Remember, Lord, against the sons of (A)Edom
The day of Jerusalem,
Those who said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare
(B)To its foundation!”

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Pronouncements about Edom and Arabia

11 The pronouncement concerning [a](A)Edom:

One keeps calling to me from (B)Seir,
“Watchman, [b]how far gone is the night?
Watchman, [c]how far gone is the night?”
12 The watchman says,
“Morning comes but also night.
If you would inquire, inquire;
Come back again.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 21:11 As in LXX; MT Dumah, silence
  2. Isaiah 21:11 Lit what is the time of the night?
  3. Isaiah 21:11 Lit what is the time of the night?

God’s Wrath against Nations

34 Come near, (A)you nations, to hear; and listen, you peoples!
(B)Let the earth and [a]all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it.
For the Lords (C)anger is against all the nations,
And His wrath against all their armies.
He has [b](D)utterly destroyed them,
He has turned them over to (E)slaughter.
So their slain will be (F)thrown out,
And their corpses [c]will give off their (G)stench,
And the mountains will [d]be drenched with their (H)blood.
And (I)all the heavenly [e]lights will [f]wear away,
And the (J)sky will be rolled up like a scroll;
All its [g]lights will also wither away
As a leaf withers from the vine,
Or as one withers from the fig tree.
For (K)My sword has drunk its fill in heaven;
Behold it shall descend for judgment upon (L)Edom,
And upon the people whom I have (M)designated for destruction.
The sword of the Lord is filled with blood,
It drips with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats,
With the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in (N)Bozrah,
And a great slaughter in the land of (O)Edom.
(P)Wild oxen will also [h]fall with them
And (Q)young bulls with strong ones;
So their land will be (R)soaked with blood,
And their dust [i]become greasy with fat.
For the Lord has a day of (S)vengeance,
A year of retribution for the [j]cause of Zion.
[k]Its streams will be turned into pitch,
And its loose earth into (T)brimstone,
And its land will become burning pitch.
10 It will (U)not be extinguished night or day;
Its (V)smoke will go up forever.
From (W)generation to generation it will be desolate;
(X)None will pass through it forever and ever.
11 But [l](Y)pelican and hedgehog will possess it,
And [m]owl and raven will dwell in it;
And He will stretch over it the (Z)line of [n]desolation
And the [o]plumb line of emptiness.
12 Its nobles—there is (AA)no one there
Whom they may proclaim king—
And all its officials will be (AB)nothing.
13 Thorns will come up in its (AC)fortified towers,
Weeds and thistles in its fortified cities;
It will also be a haunt of (AD)jackals
And a habitat of ostriches.
14 The desert (AE)creatures will meet with the [p]wolves,
The [q](AF)goat also will cry to its kind.
Yes, the [r]night-bird will settle there
And will find herself a resting place.
15 The tree snake will make its nest and lay eggs there,
And it will hatch and gather them under its [s]protection.
Yes, (AG)the [t]hawks will be gathered there,
Every one with its kind.

16 Seek from the (AH)book of the Lord, and read:

Not one of these will be missing;
None will lack its mate.
For [u](AI)His mouth has commanded,
And His Spirit has gathered them.
17 He has cast the (AJ)lot for them,
And His hand has divided it to them by the (AK)measuring line.
They shall possess it forever;
From (AL)generation to generation they will dwell in it.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:1 Lit its fullness
  2. Isaiah 34:2 Lit put under the ban
  3. Isaiah 34:3 Lit their stench will go up
  4. Isaiah 34:3 Lit dissolve
  5. Isaiah 34:4 Lit host; i.e., sun, stars, etc.
  6. Isaiah 34:4 Lit rot
  7. Isaiah 34:4 Lit host; i.e., sun, stars, etc.
  8. Isaiah 34:7 Lit go down
  9. Isaiah 34:7 Lit made fat
  10. Isaiah 34:8 Or controversy
  11. Isaiah 34:9 I.e., Edom’s
  12. Isaiah 34:11 Or owl; or jackdaw
  13. Isaiah 34:11 Or great horned owl
  14. Isaiah 34:11 Or formlessness
  15. Isaiah 34:11 Lit stones of void
  16. Isaiah 34:14 Or howling creatures
  17. Isaiah 34:14 Or goat demon
  18. Isaiah 34:14 Or a demon; Heb Lilith
  19. Isaiah 34:15 Lit shade
  20. Isaiah 34:15 Or kites
  21. Isaiah 34:16 As in DSS; MT My

God’s Vengeance on the Nations

63 Who is this who comes from (A)Edom,
With (B)garments of [a]glowing colors from (C)Bozrah,
This One who is majestic in His apparel,
[b]Marching in the greatness of His strength?
“It is I, the One who speaks in righteousness, (D)mighty to save.”
Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like one who (E)treads in the wine press?
(F)I have trodden the wine trough alone,
And from the peoples there was no one with Me.
I also (G)trod them in My anger
And (H)trampled them in My wrath;
And (I)their [c]lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments,
And I [d]stained all My clothes.
For the (J)day of vengeance was in My heart,
And My year of redemption has come.
I looked, but there was (K)no one to help,
And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;
So My (L)own arm brought salvation to Me,
And My wrath upheld Me.
I (M)trampled down the peoples in My anger
And made them (N)drunk with My wrath,
And I [e]poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:1 Or crimson
  2. Isaiah 63:1 Lit Inclining
  3. Isaiah 63:3 Lit juice
  4. Isaiah 63:3 Lit defiled
  5. Isaiah 63:6 Lit brought down their juice to the earth

Prophecy against Edom

Concerning (A)Edom.
This is what the Lord of armies says:
“Is there no longer any (B)wisdom in (C)Teman?
Has good advice been lost by the prudent?
Has their wisdom decayed?
Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths,
You inhabitants of (D)Dedan,
For I [a]will bring the (E)disaster of Esau upon him
At the time I [b]punish him.
(F)If grape pickers came to you,
Would they not leave gleanings?
If thieves came by night,
They would destroy only what was sufficient for them.
10 But I have (G)stripped Esau bare,
I have uncovered his hiding places
So that he will not be able to conceal himself;
His [c]offspring have been destroyed along with his [d]brothers
And his neighbors, and (H)he no longer exists.
11 Leave your [e](I)orphans behind, I will keep them alive;
And let your (J)widows trust in Me.”

12 For this is what the Lord says: “Behold, those [f]who were not sentenced to drink the (K)cup will certainly drink it, so are you the one who will be held (L)completely blameless? You will not be held blameless, but you will certainly drink it. 13 For I have (M)sworn by Myself,” declares the Lord, “that (N)Bozrah will become an (O)object of horror, a disgrace, a wasteland, and a curse; and all its cities will become permanent ruins.”

14 I have (P)heard a message from the Lord,
And a (Q)messenger is being sent among the nations, saying,
(R)Gather yourselves together and come against her,
And rise up for battle!”
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 [g]the (S)rock,
Who occupy the height of the hill.
Though you make your nest as (T)high as an eagle’s,
I will (U)bring you down from there,” declares the Lord.

17 “Edom will become an (V)object of horror; everyone who passes by it will be appalled and will [h](W)hiss at all its wounds. 18 Like the (X)overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah with its neighbors,” says the Lord, “(Y)no one will live there, nor will [i]anyone of mankind reside in it. 19 (Z)Behold, one will come up like a lion from the (AA)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 (AB)chosen. For who is (AC)like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd (AD)who can stand against Me?”

20 Therefore hear the (AE)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 (AF)desolate because of them. 21 The (AG)earth has quaked at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the [j]Red Sea. 22 Behold, [k]He will mount up and (AH)swoop like an eagle, and spread out His wings [l]against Bozrah; and the (AI)hearts of the warriors of Edom on that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 49:8 Or brought
  2. Jeremiah 49:8 Or punished
  3. Jeremiah 49:10 Lit seed
  4. Jeremiah 49:10 Or relatives
  5. Jeremiah 49:11 Or fatherless
  6. Jeremiah 49:12 Lit whose judgment was not to
  7. Jeremiah 49:16 Or Sela
  8. Jeremiah 49:17 Or whistle
  9. Jeremiah 49:18 Lit a son of man
  10. Jeremiah 49:21 Lit Sea of Reeds
  11. Jeremiah 49:22 Or one
  12. Jeremiah 49:22 Or over

Edom

12 ‘The Lord God says this: “Because (A)Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has incurred great guilt, and avenged themselves upon them,” 13 therefore this is what the Lord God says: “I will also (B)reach out with My hand against Edom and (C)eliminate human and animal life from it. And I will turn it into ruins; from (D)Teman even to (E)Dedan they will fall by the sword. 14 And (F)I will inflict My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel. Therefore, they will act in Edom (G)in accordance with My anger and My wrath; so they will know My vengeance,” declares the Lord God.

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15 As you (A)rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, (B)so I will do to you. You will be a (C)desolation, Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”’

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19 Egypt will become a wasteland,
And Edom will become a desolate wilderness,
Because of the (A)violence [a]done to the sons of Judah,
In whose land they have shed innocent blood.

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 3:19 Lit of the sons

11 This is what the Lord says:
“For three offenses of (A)Edom, and for four,
I will not revoke its punishment,
Because he (B)pursued his brother with the sword
And stifled his compassion;
His anger also (C)tore continually,
And he maintained his fury forever.
12 So I will send fire upon (D)Teman
And it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.”

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Though Edom says, “We have been (A)beaten down, but we will [a](B)return and build up the ruins”; this is what the Lord of armies says: “They may (C)build, but I will tear down; and people will call them the [b]territory of wickedness, and the people [c]with whom the Lord is indignant (D)forever.”

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Footnotes

  1. Malachi 1:4 Or rebuild the ruins
  2. Malachi 1:4 Lit border of wickedness
  3. Malachi 1:4 Or whom the Lord has cursed