Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.
I will bless her and will give you a son through her. I will bless her and she will become a mother of nations. Kings of countries will come from her!"
They blessed Rebekah with these words: "Our sister, may you become the mother of thousands of ten thousands! May your descendants possess the strongholds of their enemies."
When the boys grew up, Esau became a skilled hunter, a man of the open fields, but Jacob was an even-tempered man, living in tents.
The messengers returned to Jacob and said, "We went to your brother Esau. He is coming to meet you and has four hundred men with him."
But Jacob himself went on ahead of them, and he bowed toward the ground seven times as he approached his brother.
These were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king ruled over the Israelites:
Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: "Thus says your brother Israel: 'You know all the hardships we have experienced,
May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. You will be lord over your brothers, and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed."
2 Samuel 8:14
He placed garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became David's subjects. The Lord protected David wherever he campaigned.
1 Kings 22:47
There was no king in Edom at this time; a governor ruled.
1 Chronicles 18:13
He placed garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites became David's subjects. The Lord protected David wherever he campaigned.
2 Chronicles 25:11
Amaziah boldly led his army to the Valley of Salt, where he defeated 10,000 Edomites.
Moab is my washbasin. I will make Edom serve me. I will shout in triumph over Philistia."
Yes, they devise a unified strategy; they form an alliance against you.
Who is this who comes from Edom, dressed in bright red, coming from Bozrah? Who is this one wearing royal attire, who marches confidently because of his great strength? "It is I, the one who announces vindication, and who is able to deliver!"
The Lord who rules over all spoke about Edom. "Is wisdom no longer to be found in Teman? Can Edom's counselors not give her any good advice? Has all of their wisdom turned bad?
"This is what the sovereign Lord says: 'Edom has taken vengeance against the house of Judah; they have made themselves fully culpable by taking vengeance on them.
This is what the Lord says: "Because Edom has committed three crimes -- make that four! -- I will not revoke my decree of judgment. He chased his brother with a sword; he wiped out his allies. In his anger he tore them apart without stopping to rest; in his fury he relentlessly attacked them.
We have heard a report from the Lord. An envoy was sent among the nations, saying, "Arise! Let us make war against Edom!"
"I have shown love to you," says the Lord, but you say, "How have you shown love to us?" "Esau was Jacob's brother," the Lord explains, "yet I chose Jacob
Not only that, but when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our ancestor Isaac --
Now then, my son, do exactly what I tell you!