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Judgment on Edom

(A)Against Edom.

Thus says the Lord of hosts:

(B)Is wisdom no more in Teman?
(C)Has counsel perished from the prudent?
Has their wisdom (D)vanished?
Flee, turn back, dwell in the depths, O inhabitants of (E)Dedan!
For I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him,
The time that I will punish him.
(F)If grape-gatherers came to you,
Would they not leave some gleaning grapes?
If thieves by night,
Would they not destroy until they have enough?
10 (G)But I have made Esau bare;
I have uncovered his secret places,
And he shall not be able to hide himself.
His descendants are plundered,
His brethren and his neighbors,
And (H)he is no more.
11 Leave your fatherless children,
I will preserve them alive;
And let your widows trust in Me.”

12 For thus says the Lord: “Behold, (I)those whose judgment was not to drink of the cup have assuredly drunk. And are you the one who will altogether go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you shall surely drink of it. 13 For (J)I have sworn by Myself,” says the Lord, “that (K)Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a [a]waste, and a curse. And all its cities shall be perpetual [b]wastes.”

14 (L)I have heard a message from the Lord,
And an ambassador has been sent to the nations:
“Gather together, come against her,
And rise up to battle!

15 “For indeed, I will make you small among nations,
Despised among men.
16 Your fierceness has deceived you,
The (M)pride of your heart,
O you who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
Who hold the height of the hill!
(N)Though you make your (O)nest as high as the eagle,
(P)I will bring you down from there,” says the Lord.

17 “Edom also shall be an astonishment;
(Q)Everyone who goes by it will be astonished
And will hiss at all its plagues.
18 (R)As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah
And their neighbors,” says the Lord,
“No one shall remain there,
Nor shall a son of man dwell in it.

19 “Behold,(S) he shall come up like a lion from (T)the [c]floodplain of the Jordan
Against the dwelling place of the strong;
But I will suddenly make him run away from her.
And who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her?
For (U)who is like Me?
Who will arraign Me?
And (V)who is that shepherd
Who will withstand Me?”

20 (W)Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord that He has taken against Edom,
And His purposes that He has proposed against the inhabitants of Teman:
Surely the least of the flock shall [d]draw them out;
Surely He shall make their dwelling places desolate with them.
21 (X)The earth shakes at the noise of their fall;
At the cry its noise is heard at the Red Sea.
22 Behold, (Y)He shall come up and fly like the eagle,
And spread His wings over Bozrah;
The heart of the mighty men of Edom in that day shall be
Like the heart of a woman in birth pangs.

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  1. Jeremiah 49:13 ruin
  2. Jeremiah 49:13 ruins
  3. Jeremiah 49:19 Or thicket
  4. Jeremiah 49:20 Or drag them away

21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of (A)Edom,
You who dwell in the land of Uz!
(B)The cup shall also pass over to you
And you shall become drunk and make yourself naked.

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Proclamation Against Edom

12 ‘Thus says the Lord God: (A)“Because of what Edom did against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has greatly offended by avenging itself on them,” 13 therefore thus says the Lord God: “I will also stretch out My hand against Edom, cut off man and beast from it, and make it desolate from Teman; [a]Dedan shall fall by the sword. 14 (B)I will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel, that they may do in Edom according to My anger and according to My fury; and they shall know My vengeance,” says the Lord God.

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  1. Ezekiel 25:13 Or even to Dedan they shall fall

11 Thus says the Lord:

“For three transgressions of (A)Edom, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because he pursued his (B)brother with the sword,
And cast off all pity;
His anger tore perpetually,
And he kept his wrath forever.

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Edom Mistreated His Brother

10 “For (A)violence against your brother Jacob,
Shame shall cover you,
And (B)you shall be cut off forever.
11 In the day that you (C)stood on the other side—
In the day that strangers carried captive his forces,
When foreigners entered his gates
And (D)cast lots for Jerusalem—
Even you were as one of them.

12 “But you should not have (E)gazed[a] on the day of your brother
[b]In the day of his captivity;
Nor should you have (F)rejoiced over the children of Judah
In the day of their destruction;
Nor should you have spoken proudly
In the day of distress.
13 You should not have entered the gate of My people
In the day of their calamity.
Indeed, you should not have [c]gazed on their affliction
In the day of their calamity,
Nor laid hands on their substance
In the day of their calamity.
14 You should not have stood at the crossroads
To cut off those among them who escaped;
Nor should you have [d]delivered up those among them who remained
In the day of distress.

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  1. Obadiah 1:12 Gloated over
  2. Obadiah 1:12 Lit. On the day he became a foreigner
  3. Obadiah 1:13 Gloated over
  4. Obadiah 1:14 Handed over to the enemy

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