1 Moreover, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 "Thou son of man, turn thy face toward the mount Seir, prophesy upon it, 3 and say unto it, 'Thus sayeth the LORD God: Behold, O thou mount Seir, I will upon thee; I will reach out mine hand over thee. Yea, waste and desolate will I make thee. 4 Thy cities will I break down, and thou shalt lie void: that thou mayest know, how that I am the LORD.
5 Forsomuch as thou bearest an old enemy against the children of Israel, and with a cruel hand hast made them afraid, what time as they were troubled and punished for their sin: 6 Therefore, as truly as I live, sayeth the LORD God, I will prepare thee unto blood. Yea, blood shall follow upon thee: seeing thou layest wait for blood, therefore shall blood persecute thee. 7 Thus will I make the mount Seir desolate and waste, and bring to pass that there shall no man go thither, nor come from thence. 8 His mountains will I fill with his slain men: thy hills, dales and valleys shall lie full of them that are slain with the sword. 9 I will make thee a perpetual wilderness, so that no man shall dwell in thy cities: that ye may know how that I am the LORD.
10 "'And because thou hast said, 'What, both these nations and both these lands must be mine, and I will have them in possession,' whereas the LORD was there: 11 Therefore thus sayeth the LORD God: As truly as I live, I will handle thee according to thy wrath and jealousy, like as thou hast dealt cruelly with them - that I may be known among them, how I have punished thee. 12 Yea, and that thou also mayest be sure, that I the LORD have heard all thy despiteful words, which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, 'Lo, they are made waste, and given us to devour.' 13 Thus with your mouths ye have made your boast against me; yea, and multiplied your proud words against me, which I have heard altogether.
14 Whereunto, thus sayeth the LORD God: when the whole world is in wealth, then will I make thee waste. 15 And like as thou, O mount Seir, wast glad because the heritage of the house of Israel was destroyed: even so will I do unto thee also, that thou and whole Edom shall be destroyed - and know that I am the LORD.'"