The Lord Will Judge Edom
34:1 Come near, you nations, and listen!
Pay attention, you people!
The earth and everything it contains must listen,
the world and everything that lives in it.1
34:2 For the
and furious with all their armies.
He will annihilate them and slaughter them.
34:3 Their slain will be left unburied,2
their corpses will stink;3
the hills will soak up their blood.4
34:4 All the stars in the sky will fade away,5
the sky will roll up like a scroll;
all its stars will wither,
like a leaf withers and falls from a vine
or a fig withers and falls from a tree.6
34:5 He says,7 “Indeed, my sword has slaughtered heavenly powers.8
Look, it now descends on Edom,9
on the people I will annihilate in judgment.”
it is covered10 with fat;
it drips11 with the blood of young rams and goats
and is covered12 with the fat of rams’ kidneys.
a bloody15 slaughter in the land of Edom.
34:7 Wild oxen will be slaughtered16 along with them,
as well as strong bulls.17
Their land is drenched with blood,
their soil is covered with fat.
34:8 For the
a time when he will repay Edom for her hostility toward Zion.19
34:9 Edom’s20 streams will be turned into pitch
and her soil into brimstone;
her land will become burning pitch.
34:10 Night and day it will burn;21
its smoke will ascend continually.
Generation after generation it will be a wasteland
and no one will ever pass through it again.
34:11 Owls and wild animals22 will live there,23
all kinds of wild birds24 will settle in it.
the measuring line of ruin
and the plumb line26 of destruction.27
34:12 Her nobles will have nothing left to call a kingdom
and all her officials will disappear.28
34:13 Her fortresses will be overgrown with thorns;
thickets and weeds will grow29 in her fortified cities.
Jackals will settle there;
ostriches will live there.30
34:14 Wild animals and wild dogs will congregate there;31
wild goats will bleat to one another.32
Yes, nocturnal animals33 will rest there
and make for themselves a nest.34
34:15 Owls35 will make nests and lay eggs36 there;
they will hatch them and protect them.37
Yes, hawks38 will gather there,
each with its mate.
34:16 Carefully read the scroll of the
Not one of these creatures will be missing,40
none will lack a mate.41
and his own spirit gathers them.43
34:17 He assigns them their allotment;44
he measures out their assigned place.45
They will live there46 permanently;
they will settle in it through successive generations.