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18 The house of Jacob will be a fire,
    the house of Joseph a flame,
    and the house of Esau stubble.
They will set it ablaze and devour it;
    none will survive of the house of Esau,
    for the Lord has spoken.

19 They will take possession of the Negeb,[a] Mount Esau, the Shephelah, and Philistia, possess the countryside of Ephraim, the countryside of Samaria, Benjamin, and Gilead.(A) 20 The exiles of this Israelite army will possess the Canaanite land as far as Zarephath,[b] and the exiles of Jerusalem who are in Sepharad will possess the cities of the Negeb.

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  1. 19 Negeb: the area south of Judah and west of Edom. Gilead: east of the Jordan River.
  2. 20 Zarephath: a town in Phoenicia, north of Tyre; cf. 1 Kgs 17:10. Sepharad: perhaps Sardis in western Asia Minor. The later rabbis thought it was Spain.

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