34 Draw near, O nations, to hear;
O peoples, give heed!
Let the earth hear, and all that fills it;
the world, and all that comes from it.
and furious against all their hordes;
he has doomed them, has given them over for slaughter.
and the stench of their corpses shall rise;
the mountains shall flow with their blood.
and the skies roll up like a scroll.
All their host shall wither
like a leaf withering on a vine,
or fruit withering on a fig tree.
lo, it will descend upon Edom,
upon the people I have doomed to judgment.
it is gorged with fat,
with the blood of lambs and goats,
with the fat of the kidneys of rams.
For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,
a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
and young steers with the mighty bulls.
Their land shall be soaked with blood,
and their soil made rich with fat.
a year of vindication by Zion’s cause.a
9 And the streams of Edomb shall be turned into pitch,
and her soil into sulfur;
her land shall become burning pitch.
its smoke shall go up forever.
From generation to generation it shall lie waste;
no one shall pass through it forever and ever.
the owle and the raven shall live in it.
He shall stretch the line of confusion over it,
and the plummet of chaos overf its nobles.
and all its princes shall be nothing.
nettles and thistles in its fortresses.
It shall be the haunt of jackals,
an abode for ostriches.
goat-demons shall call to each other;
there too Lilith shall repose,
and find a place to rest.
and lay and hatch and brood in its shadow;
there too the buzzards shall gather,
each one with its mate.
Not one of these shall be missing;
none shall be without its mate.
For the mouth of the Lord has commanded,
and his spirit has gathered them.
his hand has portioned it out to them with the line;
they shall possess it forever,
from generation to generation they shall live in it.
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