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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
All the people will know, including Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria, who say in pride and in arrogance of heart,
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow let us go into this city, and spend a year there, trade, and make a profit."
They shall build
God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
Behold, he breaks down, and it can't be built again. He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
When he gives quietness, who then can condemn? When he hides his face, who then can see him? Alike whether to a nation, or to a man,
Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman guards it in vain.
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
They will only bow down under the prisoners, and will fall under the slain. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Who can speak a thing and have it come to pass, unless the Lord has commanded it?
"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me, scatters.
There is hope for your latter end," says the LORD; "and your children shall come again to their own border.
You shall fall by the sword; I will judge you in the border of Israel; and you shall know that I am the LORD.
Go to Calneh, and see; and from there go 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, LORD, against the children of Edom, the day of Jerusalem; who said, "Raze it. Raze it even to its foundation."
They will fly down on the shoulders of the Philistines on the west. Together they will plunder the children of the east. They will extend their power over Edom and Moab, and the children of Ammon will obey them.
For my sword has drunk its fill in the sky. Behold, it will come down on Edom, and on the people of my curse, for judgment.
Who is this who comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this who is glorious in his clothing, marching in the greatness of his strength? "It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save."
Rejoice and be glad, daughter of Edom, that dwell in the land of Uz. The cup shall pass through to you also; you will get drunk, and shall make yourself naked.
I will lay my vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel; and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath; and they shall know my vengeance, says the Lord GOD.'"
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited; and you shall know that I am the LORD.