Judgment on Mount Seir
1Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying,
2“Son of man, set your face against ⚓Mount Seir and ⚓prophesy against it,
3and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord God:
“Behold, O Mount Seir, I am against you;
⚓I will stretch out My hand against you,
And make you most desolate;
4I shall lay your cities waste,
And you shall be desolate.
Then you shall know that I am the Lord.
5⚓“Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, ⚓when their iniquity came to an end,
6therefore, as I live,” says the Lord God, “I will prepare you for ⚓blood, and blood shall pursue you; ⚓since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you.
7Thus I will make Mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it the ⚓one who leaves and the one who returns.
8And I will fill its mountains with the slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those who are slain by the sword shall fall.
9⚓I will make you perpetually desolate, and your cities shall be uninhabited; ⚓then you shall know that I am the Lord.
10“Because you have said, ‘These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will ⚓possess them,’ although ⚓the Lord was there,
11therefore, as I live,” says the Lord God, “I will do ⚓according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.
12⚓Then you shall know that I am the Lord. I have ⚓heard all your ⚓blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, ‘They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.’
13Thus ⚓with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your ⚓words against Me; I have heard them.”
14‘Thus says the Lord God: ⚓“The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.
15⚓As you rejoiced because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate, ⚓so I will do to you; you shall be desolate, O Mount Seir, as well as all of Edom—all of it! Then they shall know that I am the Lord.” ’