Prophecy Against Mount Seir
35:1 The word of the Lord> came to me:
35:2 “Son of man, turn toward1 Mount Seir,2 and prophesy against it.
35:3 Say to it, ‘This is what the sovereign Lord> says:
“‘Look, I am against you, Mount Seir;
I will stretch out my hand against you
and turn you into a desolate ruin.
35:4 I will lay waste your cities;
and you will become desolate.
Then you will know that I am the Lord>!
35:5 “‘You have shown unrelenting hostility and poured the people of Israel onto the blades of a sword3 at the time of their calamity, at the time of their final punishment.
35:6 Therefore, as surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord>, I will subject you to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you.
35:7 I will turn Mount Seir into a desolate ruin;4 I will cut off5 from it the one who passes through or returns.
35:8 I will fill its mountains with its dead; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines, those killed by the sword will fall.
35:9 I will turn you into a perpetual desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the Lord>.
35:10 “‘You said, “These two nations, these two lands6 will be mine, and we will possess them,”7 – although the Lord> was there –
35:11 therefore, as surely as I live, declares the sovereign Lord>, I will deal with you according to your anger, and according to your envy, by which you acted spitefully against them. I will reveal myself to them when I judge you.
35:12 Then you will know that I, the Lord>, have heard all the insults you spoke against the mountains of Israel, saying, “They are desolate, they have been given to us for food.”
35:13 You exalted yourselves against me with your speech8 and hurled many insults against me9 – I have heard them all!
35:14 This is what the sovereign Lord> says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will turn you into a desolation.
35:15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so will I deal with you – you will be desolate, Mount Seir, and all of Edom – all of it! Then they will know that I am the Lord>.’”