This is what the Lord Yahweh says about Edom:
We have heard news from Yahweh,
and an ambassador is sent among the nations, saying,
“Arise, and let’s rise up against her in battle.”
among the nations.
You are greatly despised.
you who dwell in the clefts of the rock,
whose habitation is high,
who says in his heart,
“Who will bring me down to the ground?”
and though your nest is set among the stars,
I will bring you down from there,
if robbers by night–
oh, what disaster awaits you–
would not they only steal until they had enough?
If grape pickers came to you,
would not they leave some gleaning grapes?
How his hidden treasures are sought out!
have brought you on your way,
even to the border.
The men who were at peace with you
have deceived you and prevailed against you.
Friends who eat your bread
lay a snare under you.
There is no understanding in him.
destroy the wise men out of Edom,
out of the mountain of Esau?
to the end that everyone may be cut off
from the mountain of Esau by slaughter.
shame will cover you,
and you will be cut off forever.
in the day that strangers carried away his substance
and foreigners entered into his gates,
and cast lots for Jerusalem,
even you were like one of them.
in the day of his disaster,
and do not rejoice over the children of Judah
in the day of their destruction.
Do not speak proudly
in the day of distress.
in the day of their calamity.
Do not look down on their affliction
in the day of their calamity,
neither seize their wealth
on the day of their calamity.
to cut off those of his who escape.
Do not deliver up those of his who remain
in the day of distress.
so will all the nations drink continually.
Yes, they will drink, swallow down,
and will be as though they had not been.
and it will be holy.
The house of Jacob
will possess their possessions.
the house of Joseph a flame,
and the house of Esau for stubble.
They will burn among them, and devour them.
There will not be any remaining
to the house of Esau.
Indeed, Yahweh has spoken.
will possess the mountain of Esau,
and those of the lowland,
They will possess
the field of Ephraim and the field of Samaria.
Benjamin will possess Gilead.
who are among the Canaanites, will possess even to Zarephath;
and the captives of Jerusalem, who are in Sepharad,
will possess the cities of the Negev.
to judge the mountains of Esau,
and the kingdom will be Yahweh’s.