Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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
All the people were aware of it, the people of Ephraim and those living in Samaria. Yet with pride and an arrogant attitude, they said,
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go into this or that town and spend a year there and do business and make a profit."
They shall build
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength -- who has resisted him and remained safe?
If he tears down, it cannot be rebuilt; if he imprisons a person, there is no escape.
But if God is quiet, who can condemn him? If he hides his face, then who can see him? Yet he is over the individual and the nation alike,
A song of ascents, by Solomon. If the Lord does not build a house, then those who build it work in vain. If the Lord does not guard a city, then the watchman stands guard in vain.
There is no wisdom and there is no understanding, and there is no counsel against the Lord.
You will have no place to go, except to kneel with the prisoners, or to fall among those who have been killed. Despite all this, his anger does not subside, and his hand is ready to strike again.
(Mem) Whose command was ever fulfilled unless the Lord decreed it?
Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.
Indeed, there is hope for your posterity. Your children will return to their own territory. I, the Lord, affirm it!
You will die by the sword; I will judge you at the border of Israel. Then you will know that I am the Lord.
They say to the people: "Journey over to Calneh and look at it! Then go from there to Hamath-Rabbah! Then go down to Gath of the Philistines! Are they superior to our two kingdoms? Is their territory larger than yours?"
and rejected Esau. I turned Esau's mountains into a deserted wasteland and gave his territory to the wild jackals."
Remember, O Lord, what the Edomites did on the day Jerusalem fell. They said, "Tear it down, tear it down, right to its very foundation!"
They will swoop down on the Philistine hills to the west; together they will loot the people of the east. They will take over Edom and Moab, and the Ammonites will be their subjects.
He says, "Indeed, my sword has slaughtered heavenly powers. Look, it now descends on Edom, on the people I will annihilate in judgment."
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!"
(Sin/Shin) Rejoice and be glad for now, O people of Edom, who reside in the land of Uz. But the cup of judgment will pass to you also; you will get drunk and take off your clothes.
I will exact my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel. They will carry out in Edom my anger and rage; they will experience my vengeance, declares the sovereign Lord.'"
I will turn you into a perpetual desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the Lord.