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Edom Mistreated His Brother

10 “For nviolence against your brother Jacob,

Shame shall cover you,

And oyou shall be cut off forever.

11 In the day that you pstood on the other side—

In the day that strangers carried captive his forces,

When foreigners entered his gates

And qcast lots for Jerusalem—

Even you were as one of them.

12 “But you should not have rgazed 3on the day of your brother

4In the day of his captivity;

Nor should you have srejoiced over the children of Judah

In the day of their destruction;

Nor should you have spoken proudly

In the day of distress.

13 You should not have entered the gate of My people

In the day of their calamity.

Indeed, you should not have 5gazed on their affliction

In the day of their calamity,

Nor laid hands on their substance

In the day of their calamity.

14 You should not have stood at the crossroads

To cut off those among them who escaped;

Nor should you have 6delivered up those among them who remained

In the day of distress.

15 “For tthe day of the Lord upon all the nations is near;

uAs you have done, it shall be done to you;

Your 7reprisal shall return upon your own head.

16 vFor as you drank on My holy mountain,

So shall all the nations drink continually;

Yes, they shall drink, and swallow,

And they shall be as though they had never been.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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