The sword(A) of the Lord is bathed in blood,
    it is covered with fat—
the blood of lambs and goats,
    fat from the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice(B) in Bozrah(C)
    and a great slaughter(D) in the land of Edom.
And the wild oxen(E) will fall with them,
    the bull calves and the great bulls.(F)
Their land will be drenched with blood,(G)
    and the dust will be soaked with fat.

For the Lord has a day(H) of vengeance,(I)
    a year of retribution,(J) to uphold Zion’s cause.
Edom’s streams will be turned into pitch,
    her dust into burning sulfur;(K)
    her land will become blazing pitch!
10 It will not be quenched(L) night or day;
    its smoke will rise forever.(M)
From generation to generation(N) it will lie desolate;(O)
    no one will ever pass through it again.

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The sword of the Lord is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, and with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the kidneys of rams: for the Lord hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great slaughter in the land of Idumea.

And the unicorns shall come down with them, and the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be soaked with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.

For it is the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for ever and ever.

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I trampled(A) the nations in my anger;
    in my wrath I made them drunk(B)
    and poured their blood(C) on the ground.”

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And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

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15 Because you rejoiced(A) when the inheritance of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, Mount Seir,(B) you and all of Edom.(C) Then they will know that I am the Lord.’”

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15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

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11 This is what the Lord says:

“For three sins of Edom,(A)
    even for four, I will not relent.
Because he pursued his brother with a sword(B)
    and slaughtered the women of the land,
because his anger raged continually
    and his fury flamed unchecked,(C)
12 I will send fire on Teman(D)
    that will consume the fortresses of Bozrah.(E)

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11 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:

12 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah.

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16 Just as you drank(A) on my holy hill,(B)
    so all the nations will drink(C) continually;
they will drink and drink
    and be as if they had never been.(D)

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16 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

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16 You will be filled with shame(A) instead of glory.(B)
    Now it is your turn! Drink(C) and let your nakedness be exposed[a]!(D)
The cup(E) from the Lord’s right hand is coming around to you,
    and disgrace will cover your glory.

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Footnotes

  1. Habakkuk 2:16 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls, Aquila, Vulgate and Syriac (see also Septuagint) and stagger

16 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the Lord's right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

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