Bible: Jer. 49:7-22
Judgment Against Edom
“Is wisdom no longer to be found in Teman? 3
Can Edom’s counselors not give her any good advice? 4
Has all of their wisdom turned bad? 5
49:8 Turn and flee! Take up refuge in remote places, 6
you people who live in Dedan. 7
For I will bring disaster on the descendants of Esau.
I have decided it is time for me to punish them. 8
49:9 If grape pickers came to pick your grapes,
would they not leave a few grapes behind? 9
If robbers came at night,
would they not pillage only what they needed? 10
49:10 But I will strip everything away from Esau’s descendants.
I will uncover their hiding places so they cannot hide.
Their children, relatives, and neighbors will all be destroyed.
Not one of them will be left!
49:11 Leave your orphans behind and I will keep them alive.
Your widows too can depend on me.” 11
49:12 For the
49:14 I said, 16 “I have heard a message from the
A messenger has been sent among the nations to say,
‘Gather your armies and march out against her!
Prepare to do battle with her!’” 17
“I will certainly make you small among nations.
I will make you despised by all humankind.
49:16 The terror you inspire in others 19
and the arrogance of your heart have deceived you.
You may make your home in the clefts of the rocks;
you may occupy the highest places in the hills. 20
But even if you made your home where the eagles nest,
I would bring you down from there,”
49:17 “Edom will become an object of horror.
All who pass by it will be filled with horror;
they will hiss out their scorn
because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 21
49:18 Edom will be destroyed like Sodom and Gomorrah
and the towns that were around them.
No one will live there.
No human being will settle in it,”
49:19 “A lion coming up from the thick undergrowth along the Jordan 22
scatters the sheep in the pastureland around it. 23
So too I will chase the Edomites off their land. 24
Then I will appoint over it whomever I choose. 25
For there is no one like me, and there is no one who can call me to account. 26
49:20 So listen to what I, the
Their little ones will be dragged off.
I will completely destroy their land because of what they have done. 31
49:21 The people of the earth will quake when they hear of their downfall. 32
Their cries of anguish will be heard all the way to the Gulf of Aqaba. 33
49:22 Look! Like an eagle with outspread wings,
a nation will soar up and swoop down on Bozrah.
At that time the soldiers of Edom will be as fearful
as a woman in labor.” 34