Edom Made Desolate
1The word of Adonai came to me saying:
2“Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it.
3Say to it, thus says Adonai Elohim: ‘Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir. I will stretch out My hand over you and make you utterly desolate.
4I will lay your cities waste. You will be devastated. So you will know that I am Adonai.
5“Because you have a long-standing hatred and have delivered Bnei-Yisrael to the power of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time of their final punishment,
6therefore, as I live’—it is a declaration of Adonai—‘I will destine you for blood, and bloodshed will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you.
7I will make Mount Seir an utter desolation. I will cut off from it all who come and go.
8I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills, your valleys and all your streams those slain by the sword will fall.
9I will make you everlasting desolations; your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am Adonai.
10“Because you said: ‘These two nations and these two lands will be mine! We will possess them’—though Adonai was there—
11“therefore, as I live”—it is a declaration of Adonai—“I will deal with you with the same anger and envy that you had because of your hatred against them. I will make Myself known among them, when I judge you.
12You will know that I, Adonai, have heard all your blasphemies that you uttered against the mountains of Israel saying: “They are laid desolate—they are given for us to devour!”
13You have magnified yourselves against Me with your mouth. You multiplied your words against Me. I heard it.”
14Thus says Adonai Elohim: “When the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate.
15As you rejoiced over inheriting the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be desolate, Mount Seir and all Edom—all of it. Then they will know that I am Adonai.”