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Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.
They shall build
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride and in stoutness of heart,
Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain:
They shall build
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-
Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
When he giveth quietness, who then can condemn? And when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? Alike whether it be done unto a nation, or unto a man:
Except Jehovah build the house, They labor in vain that build it: Except Jehovah keep the city, The watchman waketh but in vain.
There is no wisdom nor understanding Nor counsel against Jehovah.
They shall only bow down under the prisoners, and shall fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
He that is not with me is against me, and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.
And there is hope for thy latter end, saith Jehovah; and thy children shall come again to their own border.
Ye shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath the great; then go down to Gath of the Philistines: are they better than these kingdoms? or is their border greater than your border?
but Esau I hated, and made his mountains a desolation, and gave his heritage to the jackals of the wilderness.
Remember, O Jehovah, against the children of Edom The day of Jerusalem; Who said, Rase it, rase it, Even to the foundation thereof.
And they shall fly down upon the shoulder of the Philistines on the west; together shall they despoil the children of the east: they shall put forth their hand upon Edom and Moab; and the children of Ammon shall obey them.
For my sword hath drunk its fill in heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my curse, to judgment.
Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, marching in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz: The cup shall pass through unto thee also; thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.
And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord Jehovah.
I will make thee a perpetual desolation, and thy cities shall not be inhabited; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.