Bible: Jeremiah 49:7-16

Judgment Against Edom

49:7 The Lord who rules over all 1  spoke about Edom. 2 

“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 Lord says, “If even those who did not deserve to drink from the cup of my wrath must drink from it, do you think you will go unpunished? You will not go unpunished, but must certainly drink from the cup of my wrath. 12  49:13 For I solemnly swear,” 13  says the Lord, “that Bozrah 14  will become a pile of ruins. It will become an object of horror and ridicule, an example to be used in curses. 15  All the towns around it will lie in ruins forever.”

49:14 I said, 16  “I have heard a message from the Lord.

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 

49:15 The Lord says to Edom, 18 

“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,”

says the Lord.

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