and hearken, O peoples!
Let the earth listen, and all that fills it;
the world, and all that comes from it.
and furious against all their host,
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 fall,
as leaves fall from the vine,
like leaves falling from the fig tree.
behold, it descends for judgment upon Edom,
upon the people I have doomed.
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 recompense for the cause of Zion.
9 And the streams of Edoma shall be turned into pitch,
and her soil into brimstone;
her land shall become burning pitch.
its smoke shall go up for ever.
From generation to generation it shall lie waste;
none shall pass through it for ever and ever.
the owl and the raven shall dwell in it.
He shall stretch the line of confusion over it,
and the plummet of chaos over* 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.
the satyr shall cry to his fellow;
yea, there shall the night hag alight,
and find for herself a resting place.
and hatch and gather her young in her shadow;
yea, there shall the kites be gathered,
each one with her mate.
Not one of these shall be missing;
none shall be without her 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 for ever,
from generation to generation they shall dwell in it.
About The Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition
This edition of the Revised Standard Version of the Bible has been prepared for use by Catholics by a committee of the Catholic Biblical Association of Great Britain. It is an authorized revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901.
The Catholic Edition of the New Testament, copyright Copyright 1965; The Catholic Edition of the Old Testament, incorporating the Apocrypha, copyright Copyright 1966 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.