One keeps calling to me from Seir, “Watchman, [c]how far gone is the night? Watchman, [d]how far gone is the night?” 12 The watchman says, “Morning comes but also night. If you would inquire, inquire; Come back again.”
34 Draw near, O nations, to hear; and listen, O peoples! Let the earth and [a]all it contains hear, and the world and all that springs from it. 2 For the Lord’sindignation is against all the nations, And His wrath against all their armies; He has [b]utterly destroyed them, He has given them over to slaughter. 3 So their slain will be thrown out, And their corpses [c]will give off their stench, And the mountains will [d]be drenched with their blood. 4 And all the host of heaven will [e]wear away, And the sky will be rolled up like a scroll; All their hosts will also wither away As a leaf withers from the vine, Or as one withers from the fig tree. 5 For My sword is satiated in heaven, Behold it shall descend for judgment upon Edom And upon the people whom I have devoted to destruction. 6 The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, It is [f]sated with fat, with the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. 7 Wild oxen will also [g]fall with them And young bulls with strong ones; Thus their land will be soaked with blood, And their dust [h]become greasy with fat. 8 For the Lord has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the [i]cause of Zion. 9 [j]Its streams will be turned into pitch, And its loose earth into brimstone, And its land will become burning pitch. 10 It will not be quenched night or day; Its smoke will go up forever. From generation to generation it will be desolate; None will pass through it forever and ever. 11 But [k]pelican and hedgehog will possess it, And [l]owl and raven will dwell in it; And He will stretch over it the line of [m]desolation And the [n]plumb line of emptiness. 12 Its nobles—there is no one there Whom they may proclaim king— And all its princes will be nothing. 13 Thorns will come up in its fortified towers, Nettles and thistles in its fortified cities; It will also be a haunt of jackals And an abode of ostriches. 14 The desert creatures will meet with the [o]wolves, The [p]hairy goat also will cry to its kind; Yes, the [q]night monster 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 [r]protection. Yes, the [s]hawks will be gathered there, Every one with its kind.
16 Seek from the book of the Lord, and read:
Not one of these will be missing; None will lack its mate. For [t]His mouth has commanded, And His Spirit has gathered them. 17 He has cast the lot for them, And His hand has divided it to them by line. They shall possess it forever; From generation to generation they will dwell in it.
63 Who is this who comes from Edom, With garments of [a]glowing colors from Bozrah, This One who is majestic in His apparel, [b]Marching in the greatness of His strength? “It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” 2 Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press? 3 “I have trodden the wine trough alone, And from the peoples there was no man with Me. I also trod them in My anger And trampled them in My wrath; And their [c]lifeblood is sprinkled on My garments, And I [d]stained all My raiment. 4 “For the day of vengeance was in My heart, And My year of redemption has come. 5 “I looked, and there was no one to help, And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought salvation to Me, And My wrath upheld Me. 6 “I trod down the peoples in My anger And made them drunk in My wrath, And I [e]poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”
Jeremiah 49:7-22New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Prophecy against Edom
7 Concerning Edom. Thus says the Lord of hosts, “Is there no longer any wisdom in Teman? Has good counsel been lost to the prudent? Has their wisdom decayed? 8 “Flee away, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of Dedan, For I [a]will bring the disaster of Esau upon him At the time I [b]punish him. 9 “If grape gatherers came to you, Would they not leave gleanings? If thieves came by night, They would destroy only[c]until they had enough. 10 “But I have stripped Esau bare, I have uncovered his hiding places So that he will not be able to conceal himself; His [d]offspring has been destroyed along with his [e]relatives And his neighbors, and he is no more. 11 “Leave your [f]orphans behind, I will keep them alive; And let your widows trust in Me.”
12 For thus says the Lord, “Behold, those [g]who were not sentenced to drink the cup will certainly drink it, and are you the one who will be completely acquitted? You will not be acquitted, but you will certainly drink it.13 For I have sworn by Myself,” declares the Lord, “that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins.”
14 I have heard a message from the Lord, And an envoy is sent among the nations, saying, “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 men. 16 “As for the terror of you, The arrogance of your heart has deceived you, O you who live in the clefts of [h]the rock, Who occupy the height of the hill. Though you make your nest as high as an eagle’s, I will bring you down from there,” declares the Lord.
17 “Edom will become an object of horror; everyone who passes by it will be horrified and will hiss at all its wounds.18 Like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah with its neighbors,” says the Lord, “no one will live there, nor will a son of man reside in it.19 Behold, one will come up like a lion from the [i]thickets of the Jordan against [j]a perennially watered pasture; for in an instant I will make him run away from it, and whoever is chosen I shall appoint over it. For who is like Me, and who will summon Me into court? And who then is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”
20 Therefore hear the plan of the Lord which He has planned against Edom, and His purposes which He has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman: surely they will drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their [k]pasture desolate because of them.21 The earth has quaked at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the [l]Red Sea.22 Behold, [m]He will mount up and swoop like an eagle and spread out His wings [n]against Bozrah; and the hearts of the mighty men of Edom in that day will be like the heart of a woman in labor.
Ezekiel 25:12-14New American Standard Bible (NASB)
12 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has incurred grievous guilt, and avenged themselves upon them,”13 therefore thus says the Lord God, “I will also stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off man and beast from it. And I will lay it waste; from Teman even to Dedan they will fall by the sword.14 I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel. Therefore, they will act in Edom according to My anger and according to My wrath; thus they will know My vengeance,” declares the Lord God.
15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”’
11 Thus says the Lord, “For three transgressions of Edom and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because he pursued his brother with the sword, While he [a]stifled his compassion; His anger also tore continually, And he maintained his fury forever. 12 “So I will send fire upon Teman And it will consume the citadels of Bozrah.”
4 Though Edom says, “We have been beaten down, but we will [a]return and build up the ruins”; thus says the Lord of hosts, “They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the [b]wicked territory, and the people [c]toward whom the Lord is indignant forever.”
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