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34 Come near, you nations, and listen;e
pay attention, you peoples!f
Let the earthg hear, and all that is in it,
the world, and all that comes out of it!h
his wrathi is on all their armies.
he will give them over to slaughter.k
3 Their slainl will be thrown out,
the mountains will be soaked with their blood.o
4 All the stars in the sky will be dissolvedp
and the heavens rolled upq like a scroll;
all the starry host will fallr
like withereds leaves from the vine,
like shriveled figs from the fig tree.
5 My swordt has drunk its fill in the heavens;
see, it descends in judgment on Edom,u
the people I have totally destroyed.v
6 The swordw of the Lord is bathed in blood,
it is covered with fat—
the blood of lambs and goats,
fat from the kidneys of rams.
and a great slaughterz in the land of Edom.
7 And the wild oxena will fall with them,
the bull calves and the great bulls.b
Their land will be drenched with blood,c
and the dust will be soaked with fat.
a year of retribution,f to uphold Zion’s cause.
her dust into burning sulfur;g
her land will become blazing pitch!
10 It will not be quenchedh night or day;
its smoke will rise forever.i
no one will ever pass through it again.
God will stretch out over Edomn
the measuring line of chaoso
and the plumb linep of desolation.
13 Thornss will overrun her citadels,
nettles and brambles her strongholds.t
She will become a haunt for jackals,u
a home for owls.v
and wild goats will bleat to each other;
there the night creaturesy will also lie down
and find for themselves places of rest.
she will hatch them, and care for her young
under the shadow of her wings;z
there also the falconsa will gather,
each with its mate.
16 Look in the scrollb of the Lord and read:
None of these will be missing,c
not one will lack her mate.
and his Spirit will gather them together.
17 He allots their portions;f
his hand distributes them by measure.
They will possess it forever
and dwell there from generation to generation.g
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