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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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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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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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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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 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

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