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Asbury Bible Commentary – III. Outline
III. Outline

III. Outline

It is helpful to note that vv. 1-9 are descriptive of the disrespect exhibited toward Edom by nations with which they had been in league. Vv. 10-14 show the conduct of Edom toward Israel when the nation was under siege. Their consent to watch with delight was changed to enthusiastic cooperation with Israel's enemies.

  1. The Utter Destruction of Edom Is Predicted (vv. 1-14)
    1. The Announcement of Edom's Doom (vv. 1-4)
    2. The Account of Edom's Destruction (vv. 5-7)
    3. The Aftermath of Edom's Deeds (vv. 8-14)
  2. The Ultimate Exaltation of Israel Is Proclaimed (vv. 15-21)
    1. Israel Will Prevail (vv. 15-18)
    2. Israel Will Possess the Land (vv. 19-21)