34 1Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye peoples: let the
earth hear, and the fulness thereof; the world, and all things that come
forth from it.
2For Jehovah hath indignation against all the nations, and
wrath against all their host: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath
delivered them to the slaughter.
3Their slain also shall be cast out, and
the stench of their dead bodies shall come up; and the mountains shall be
melted with their blood.
4And all the host of heaven shall be dissolved,
and the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; and all their host
shall fade away, as the leaf fadeth from off the vine, and as a fading
leaf from the fig-tree.
5For my sword hath drunk its fill in
heaven: behold, it shall come down upon Edom, and upon the people of my
curse, to judgment.
6The sword of Jehovah is filled with blood, it is
made fat with fatness, with the blood of lambs and goats, with the fat of the
kidneys of rams; for Jehovah hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a great
slaughter in the land of Edom.
7And the wild-oxen shall come down with
them, and the bullocks with the bulls: and their land shall be drunken with
blood, and their dust made fat with fatness.
8For Jehovah hath a day of
vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
9And the streams
of Edom shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into
brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
not be quenched night nor day; the smoke thereof shall go up for ever; from
generation to generation it shall lie waste; none shall pass through it for
ever and ever.
11But the pelican and the porcupine shall possess it; and
the owl and the raven shall dwell therein: and he will stretch over it the
line of confusion, and the plummet of emptiness.
12They shall call the
nobles thereof to the kingdom, but none shall be there; and all its princes
shall be nothing.
13And thorns shall come up in its palaces, nettles and
thistles in the fortresses thereof; and it shall be a habitation of jackals,
a court for ostriches.
14And the wild beasts of the desert shall meet
with the wolves, and the wild goat shall cry to his fellow; yea, the
night-monster shall settle there, and shall find her a place of rest.
15There shall the dart-snake make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and
gather under her shade; yea, there shall the kites be gathered, every one
with her mate.
16Seek ye out of the book of Jehovah, and read: no one of
these shall be missing, none shall want her mate; for my mouth, it hath
commanded, and his Spirit, it hath gathered them.
17And he hath cast the
lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line: they shall
possess it for ever; from generation to generation shall they dwell