For my sword has drunk its fill in the heavens;
    behold, it descends for judgment upon (A)Edom,
    upon the people (B)I have devoted to destruction.
The Lord has a sword; it is sated with blood;
    it is gorged with fat,
    with the blood of lambs and goats,
    with the fat of the kidneys of rams.
(C)For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,
    a great slaughter in the land of Edom.

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21 (A)Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom,
    you who dwell in (B)the land of Uz;
but to you also (C)the cup shall pass;
    you shall become drunk and strip yourself bare.

22 (D)The punishment of your iniquity, O daughter of Zion, is accomplished;
    he will keep you in exile no longer;[a]
but (E)your iniquity, O daughter of Edom, he will punish;
    he will uncover your sins.

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  1. Lamentations 4:22 Or he will not exile you again

11 Thus says the Lord:

(A)“For three transgressions of (B)Edom,
    and for four, I will not revoke the punishment,
(C)because he pursued his brother with the sword
    (D)and cast off all pity,
(E)and his anger tore perpetually,
    (F)and he kept his wrath forever.
12 So I will send a fire upon (G)Teman,
    and it shall devour the strongholds of (H)Bozrah.”

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Judgment on Edom

Concerning (A)Edom.

Thus says the Lord of hosts:

(B)“Is wisdom no more in (C)Teman?
    (D)Has counsel perished from the prudent?
    (E)Has their wisdom vanished?
(F)Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths,
    O inhabitants of (G)Dedan!
For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him,
    (H)the time when I punish him.
(I)If grape gatherers came to you,
    would they not leave (J)gleanings?
(K)If thieves came by night,
    would they not destroy only enough for themselves?
10 (L)But I have stripped Esau bare;
    (M)I have uncovered his hiding places,
    and he is not able to conceal himself.
His children are destroyed, and his brothers,
    and his neighbors; and (N)he is no more.
11 (O)Leave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive;
    (P)and let your widows trust in me.”

12 For thus says the Lord: (Q)“If those who did not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, (R)will you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you must drink. 13 (S)For I have sworn by myself, declares the Lord, that (T)Bozrah shall become (U)a horror, a taunt, a waste, and a curse, and all her cities shall be perpetual wastes.”

14 (V)I have heard a message from the Lord,
    and an envoy has been sent among the nations:
(W)“Gather yourselves together and come against her,
    and rise up for battle!
15 For behold, I will make you small among the nations,
    despised among mankind.
16 The horror you inspire has deceived you,
    and the pride of your heart,
you who live in the clefts of the rock,[a]
    who hold the height of the hill.
Though you (X)make your nest as high as the eagle's,
    I will bring you down from there,
declares the Lord.

17 (Y)“Edom shall become a horror. (Z)Everyone who passes by it will be horrified (AA)and will hiss because of all its disasters. 18 (AB)As when Sodom and Gomorrah and their (AC)neighboring cities were overthrown, says the Lord, (AD)no man shall dwell there, (AE)no man shall sojourn in her. 19 (AF)Behold, (AG)like a lion coming up from (AH)the jungle of the Jordan against a perennial pasture, I will suddenly make him[b] run away from her. And I will appoint over her whomever I choose. (AI)For who is like me? (AJ)Who will summon me? (AK)What shepherd can stand before me? 20 Therefore hear the plan that the Lord has made against (AL)Edom and the purposes that he has formed against the inhabitants of (AM)Teman: (AN)Even the little ones of the flock shall be dragged away. Surely their fold shall be appalled at their fate. 21 At the sound of their fall (AO)the earth shall tremble; the sound of their cry shall be heard at the Red Sea. 22 Behold, (AP)one shall mount up and fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against (AQ)Bozrah, and the heart of the warriors of Edom shall be in that day like the heart (AR)of a woman in her birth pains.”

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  1. Jeremiah 49:16 Or of Sela
  2. Jeremiah 49:19 Septuagint, Syriac them

Prophecy Against Edom

12 “Thus says the Lord God: Because (A)Edom acted revengefully against the house of Judah and has grievously offended (B)in taking vengeance on them, 13 therefore thus says the Lord God, (C)I will stretch out my hand against Edom and cut off from it man and beast. And I will make it desolate; from (D)Teman even to (E)Dedan they shall fall by the sword. 14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom (F)by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and (G)they shall know my vengeance, declares the Lord God.

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(A)Will I not on that day, declares the Lord,
    destroy the wise men out of Edom,
    and understanding out of (B)Mount Esau?
And your mighty men shall be dismayed, (C)O Teman,
    so that every man from (D)Mount Esau will be cut off by slaughter.

Edom's Violence Against Jacob

10 (E)Because of the violence done to your brother Jacob,
    shame shall cover you,
    (F)and you shall be cut off forever.
11 (G)On the day that you stood aloof,
    (H)on the day that strangers carried off his wealth
and foreigners entered his gates
    (I)and cast lots for Jerusalem,
    you were like one of them.
12 (J)But do not gloat over the day of your brother
    in the day of his misfortune;
(K)do not rejoice over the people of Judah
    in the day of their ruin;
(L)do not boast[a]
    in the day of distress.
13 (M)Do not enter the gate of my people
    in the day of their calamity;
(N)do not gloat over his disaster
    in the day of his calamity;
(O)do not loot his wealth
    in the day of his calamity.
14 (P)Do not stand at the crossroads
    to cut off his fugitives;
do not hand over his survivors
    in the day of distress.

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  1. Obadiah 1:12 Hebrew do not enlarge your mouth

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