63 Who is this who comes from lEdom,
in crimsoned garments from lBozrah,
mmarching in the greatness of his strength?
2 Why is your napparel red,
and your garments like his owho treads in the winepress?
3 p“I have trodden the winepress alone,
qand from the peoples no one was with me;
their lifeblood1 spattered on my garments,
4 rFor the day of vengeance was in my heart,
and my year of redemption2 had come.
5 I looked, but sthere was no one to help;
tI made them drunk in my wrath,
7 Concerning oEdom.
qHas counsel perished from the prudent?
qHas their wisdom vanished?
8 rFlee, turn back, dwell in the depths,
O inhabitants of sDedan!
tthe time when I punish him.
9 uIf grape gatherers came to you,
would they not leave vgleanings?
uIf thieves came by night,
10 wBut I have stripped Esau bare;
uI have uncovered his hiding places,
and his neighbors; and xhe is no more.
11 yLeave your fatherless children; I will keep them alive;
yand let your widows trust in me.”
12 For thus says the Lord: z“If those who did not deserve to drink the cup must drink it, awill you go unpunished? You shall not go unpunished, but you must drink. 13 bFor I have sworn by myself, declares the Lord, that cBozrah shall become da horror, a taunt, a waste, and a curse, and all her cities shall be perpetual wastes.”
14 eI have heard a message from the Lord,
f“Gather yourselves together and come against her,
you who live in the clefts of the rock,1
Though you gmake your nest as high as the eagle's,
17 h“Edom shall become a horror. iEveryone who passes by it will be horrified iand will hiss because of all its disasters. 18 jAs when Sodom and Gomorrah and their kneighboring cities were overthrown, says the Lord, lno man shall dwell there, lno man shall sojourn in her. 19 mBehold, nlike a lion coming up from othe jungle of the Jordan against a perennial pasture, I will suddenly make him2 run away from her. And I will appoint over her whomever I choose. pFor who is like me? qWho will summon me? rWhat shepherd can stand before me? 20 Therefore hear the plan that the Lord has made against sEdom and the purposes that he has formed against the inhabitants of tTeman: uEven the little ones of the flock shall be dragged away. Surely their fold shall be appalled at their fate. 21 At the sound of their fall vthe earth shall tremble; the sound of their cry shall be heard at the Red Sea. 22 Behold, wone shall mount up and fly swiftly like an eagle and spread his wings against xBozrah, and the heart of the warriors of Edom shall be in that day like the heart yof a woman in her birth pains.”
Thus says the Lord God aconcerning Edom:
bWe have heard a report from the Lord,
you shall be utterly despised.1
3 cThe pride of your heart has deceived you,
you who live in the clefts of the rock,2
dwho say in your heart,
5 If ethieves came to you,
If egrape gatherers came to you,
6 fHow Esau has been pillaged,
8 iWill I not on that day, declares the Lord,
and understanding out of jMount Esau?
9 And your mighty men shall be dismayed, kO Teman,
so that every man from jMount Esau will be cut off by slaughter.
10 lBecause of the violence done to your brother Jacob,
mand you shall be cut off forever.
11 nOn the day that you stood aloof,
oon the day that strangers carried off his wealth
pand cast lots for Jerusalem,
12 qBut do not gloat over the day of your brother
rdo not rejoice over the people of Judah
13 tDo not enter the gate of my people
tdo not gloat over his disaster
udo not loot his wealth
14 vDo not stand at the crossroads
15 For wthe day of the Lord is near upon all the nations.
xAs you have done, it shall be done to you;
17 aBut in Mount Zion there shall be those who escape,
band the house of Jacob shall possess their own possessions.
18 cThe house of Jacob shall be a fire,
and the house of Esau dstubble;
eand there shall be no survivor for the house of Esau,
and those of the Shephelah shall possess hthe land of the Philistines;
they shall possess the land of Ephraim and the land of iSamaria,
shall possess the land of the Canaanites as far as jZarephath,
21 kSaviors shall go up to Mount Zion
to rule gMount Esau,
and lthe kingdom shall be the Lord's.
2 a“I have loved you,” says the Lord. bBut you say, “How have you loved us?” “Is not Esau cJacob's brother?” declares the Lord. “Yet dI have loved Jacob 3 but Esau I have hated. eI have laid waste his hill country and left his heritage to jackals of the desert.” 4 If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’ and ‘the people with whom the Lord is angry forever.’”