A Bad Start for Edom
Genesis 25:29, Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the
field, and he was weary. 30 And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed
me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name
was called Edom [“red”]. 31 But Jacob said, “Sell me your
birthright as of this day.” 32 And Esau said, “Look, I am about to
die; so what is this birthright to me?” 33 Then Jacob said, “Swear
to me as of this day.” So he swore to him, and sold his birthright
to Jacob. 34 And Jacob gave Esau bread and stew of lentils; then
he ate and drank, arose, and went his way. Thus Esau despised his
Edom is In the Area of Mount Seir
Genesis 36:8 [a whole chapter about Edom], So Esau dwelt in Mount
Seir. Esau is Edom. 9 And this is the genealogy of Esau the father
of the Edomites in Mount Seir. [Etc.] [Also repeated in 1
Edom Refused Israel Passage to Caanan After the Exodus from
Numbers 20:14 Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of
Edom. “Thus says your brother Israel: ... 17 Please let us pass
through your country. We will not pass through fields or
vineyards, nor will we drink water from wells; we will go along
the King’s Highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to
the left until we have passed through your territory.’” 18 Then
Edom said to him, “You shall not pass through my land, lest I come
out against you with the sword.”
Edom Rejoiced to See Babylon Destroy Jerusalem and Take the
People Into Captivity
Psalm 137:1 By the rivers of Babylon,
There we sat down, yea, we wept
When we remembered Zion.
2 We hung our harps
Upon the willows in the midst of it. ...
7 Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom
The day of Jerusalem,
Who said, “Raze it, raze it,
To its very foundation!”
Edom Will Be a Perpetual Desolation
Ezekiel 35:3 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O mount Seir, I am
against thee, ... 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and
hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the
sword in the time of their calamity, ... 8 And I will fill his
mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys,
and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the
sword. 9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities
shall not return: ... 14 Thus saith the Lord God; When the whole
earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate. ... 15 As thou didst
rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was
desolate, so will I do unto thee
The Whole Book of Obadiah (1 Chapter)
Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that
dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that
saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground? ... 10
For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee,
and thou shalt be cut off for ever. .. 15 For the day of the Lord
is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done
unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
God Has Hated Esau
Malachi 1:1-5. Was not Esau Jacob’s brother?
Says the Lord.
Yet Jacob I have loved;
3 But Esau I have hated,
... They shall be called the Territory of Wickedness,
And the people against whom the Lord will have indignation
The Fierce King (The Little Horn)
Dan 8:23 When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences,
shall stand up.
24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. ...
He shall even rise against the Prince of princes;
But he shall be broken without human means.
Dan 9:26 The people of the prince that shall come shall destroy
the city and the sanctuary [70 AD] ... 27 And he [the prince that
shall come] shall make a firm covenant with many for one seven:
and in the midst of the seven he shall cause the sacrifice and the
oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come
one that maketh desolate.
Isaiah 28:14-22. Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scoffers,
that rule this people that is in Jerusalem: 15 Because ye have
said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol are we at
agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it
shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, ... 16
therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a
foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone of sure
foundation: he that believeth shall not be in haste. ... 18 And
your covenant with death shall be annulled, and your agreement
with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall
pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. … 22 Now
therefore be ye not scoffers ... for a decree of destruction have
I heard from the Lord, the LORD of hosts, upon the whole earth.
Daniel 11:21 In his place shall arise a vile person, to whom they
will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in
peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue. ... And forces shall
be mustered by him, and they shall defile the sanctuary fortress;
then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there
the abomination of desolation. ... 36 Then the king shall do
according to his own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself
above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods,
and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what
has been determined shall be done. ... 41 He shall also enter the
Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these
shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab, and the prominent people
of Ammon. ... 45 And he shall plant the tents of his palace
between the seas and the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come
to his end, and no one will help him.
The Battle Will Start in Bozrah, Jordan (Edom, Idumea) Where
The Tents of Judah Will Be
Micah 2:12-13. I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I
will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together
as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold:
they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men. 13
The breaker is come up before them: ... and their king shall pass
before them, and the Lord on the head of them.
Edom Will Be the Place of the Arrival of the Messiah and Edom
Shall Be Perpetual Burning
Isaiah 34:2 The indignation of the Lord is upon all nations, and
his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he
hath delivered them to the slaughter. 3 ... and the mountains
shall be melted (eroded) with their blood. ...
For My sword shall be bathed in heaven;
Indeed it shall come down on Edom,
And on the people of My curse, for judgment.
... For the Lord has a sacrifice in Bozrah,
And a great slaughter in the land of Edom.
... Their land shall be soaked with blood, ...
8 For it is the day of the Lord’s vengeance,
The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
9 Its streams shall be turned into pitch,
And its dust into brimstone;
Its land shall become burning pitch.
10 It shall not be quenched night or day;
Its smoke shall ascend forever.
Messiah Will Fight From Edom to Kidron
Isaiah 63:1 Who is this who comes from Edom,
With dyed garments from Bozrah,
This One who is glorious in His apparel,
Traveling in the greatness of His strength?—
I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
2 Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress?
3 I have trodden the winepress alone,
And from the peoples no one was with Me.
For I have trodden them in My anger,
And trampled them in My fury;
Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments,
And I have stained all My robes.
4 For the day of vengeance is in My heart,
And the year of My redeemed has come.
5 I looked, but there was no one to help,
And I wondered
That there was no one to uphold;
Therefore My own arm brought salvation for Me;
And My own fury, it sustained Me.
6 I have trodden down the peoples in My anger,
and make them drunk in my fury
Edom Will Become Like Sodom and Gomorrah From the Aerial Attack
Jeremiah 49:14 I have heard a message from the Lord,
And an ambassador has been sent to the nations:
Gather together, come against her,
And rise up to battle! ...
17 Edom also shall be an astonishment;
Everyone who goes by it will be astonished
And will hiss at all its plagues.
18 As in the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah
And their neighbors, says the Lord,
No one shall remain there,
Nor shall a son of man dwell in it.
19 Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the floodplain of the
Against the dwelling place of the strong;
But I will suddenly make him run away from her.
And who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her?
For who is like Me?
... 20 Therefore hear the counsel of the Lord that He has taken
... 21 The earth shakes at the noise of their fall;
At the cry its noise is heard at the Red Sea.
22 Behold, He shall come up and fly like the eagle,
And spread His wings over Bozrah.
Habakuk 3:3-13. God came from Teman, And the Holy One from mount
Paran (mountains in Edom). Selah. His glory covered the heavens,
And the earth was full of his praise. 4 And his brightness was as
the light; He had rays coming forth from his hand; ... 5 Before
him went the pestilence, And fiery bolts went forth at his feet.
... 12 Thou didst march though the land in indignation; Thou didst
thresh the nations in anger. 13 Thou wentest forth for the
salvation of thy people, For the salvation of thine anointed; Thou
woundest the head out of the house of the wicked man, Laying bare
the foundation even unto the neck. Selah.
Psalm 18:7-9. Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations
also of the mountains quaked And were shaken, because he was
wroth. 8 There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, And fire out
of his mouth devoured: Coals were kindled by it. 9judg He bowed
the heavens also, and came down; And thick darkness was under his
feet. 10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly.
Zechariah 12:2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness
to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah
and Jerusalem ... though all nations of the earth are gathered
against it. ... 7 The Lord will save the tents of Judah first ...
9 It shall be in that day that I will seek to destroy all the
nations that come against Jerusalem.
Zechariah 14:1 Behold, the day of the Lord is coming, ...
2 For I will gather all the nations to battle against Jerusalem;
The city shall be taken,
The houses rifled,
And the women ravished.
Half of the city shall go into captivity,
But the remnant of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then the Lord will go forth
And fight against those nations,
As He fights in the day of battle.
4 And in that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives,
Which faces Jerusalem on the east.
And the Mount of Olives shall be split in two,
From east to west,
Making a very large valley, ...
Thus the Lord my God will come,
And all the saints with You. ...
12 And this shall be the plague with which the Lord will strike
all the people who fought against Jerusalem:
Their flesh shall dissolve while they stand on their feet,
Their eyes shall dissolve in their sockets,
And their tongues shall dissolve in their mouths.
The Battle Will End in the Kidron Valley Between Jerusalem and
The Mount of Olives
Joel 3:1-16. For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I
shall bring back the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem, 2 I will
gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of
Jehoshaphat; (Kidron) and I will execute judgment upon them there
for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered
among the nations ... 9 Proclaim ye this among the nations;
prepare war; stir up the mighty men; let all the men of war draw
near, let them come up. 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and
your pruning-hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong. 11
Haste ye, and come, all ye nations round about, and gather
yourselves together ... 12 Let the nations bestir themselves, and
come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat; for there will I sit to
judge all the nations round about. 13 Put ye in the sickle; for
the harvest is ripe: come, tread ye; for the winepress is full,
the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great. 14 Multitudes,
multitudes in the valley of decision! for the day of the LORD is
near in the valley of decision. 15 The sun and the moon are
darkened, and the stars withdraw their shining. 16 And the LORD
will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the
heavens and the earth shall shake: but the LORD will be a refuge
unto his people, and a stronghold to the children of Israel.
THE SONG OF DEBORAH
Judges 3:31 After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed six
hundred men of the Philistines with an ox goad; and he also
delivered Israel. Judges 4:1 When Ehud was dead, the
children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the Lord. 2 So
the Lord sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, who
reigned in Hazor. The commander of his army was Sisera, who dwelt
in Harosheth Hagoyim. 3 And the children of Israel cried out to
the Lord; for Jabin had nine hundred chariots of iron, and for
twenty years he had harshly oppressed the children of Israel.
4 Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, was judging
Israel at that time. 5 And she would sit under the palm tree of
Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the mountains of Ephraim. And
the children of Israel came up to her for judgment. 6 Then she
sent and called for Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh in
Naphtali, and said to him, “Has not the Lord God of Israel
commanded, ‘Go and deploy troops at Mount Tabor; take with you ten
thousand men of the sons of Naphtali and of the sons of Zebulun; 7
and against you I will deploy Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s
army, with his chariots and his multitude at the River Kishon; and
I will deliver him into your hand’?” 8 And Barak said to
her, “If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not
go with me, I will not go!” 9 So she said, “I will surely go with
you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey
you are taking, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a
woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 And
Barak called Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; he went up with ten
thousand men under his command,[a] and Deborah went up with him.
12 And they reported to Sisera that Barak the son of Abinoam had
gone up to Mount Tabor. 13 So Sisera gathered together all his
chariots, nine hundred chariots of iron, and all the people who
were with him, from Harosheth Hagoyim to the River Kishon. 14 Then
Deborah said to Barak, “Up! For this is the day in which the Lord
has delivered Sisera into your hand. Has not the Lord gone out
before you?” So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand
men following him. 15 And the Lord routed Sisera and all his
chariots and all his army with the edge of the sword before Barak;
and Sisera alighted from his chariot and fled away on foot. 16 But
Barak pursued the chariots and the army as far as Harosheth
Hagoyim, and all the army of Sisera fell by the edge of the sword;
not a man was left.
17 However, Sisera had fled away on foot to the tent of Jael, the
wife of Heber the Kenite; for there was peace between Jabin king
of Hazor and the house of Heber the Kenite. 18 And Jael went out
to meet Sisera, and said to him, “Turn aside, my lord, turn aside
to me; do not fear.” And when he had turned aside with her into
the tent, she covered him with a blanket. 19 Then he said to her,
“Please give me a little water to drink, for I am thirsty.” So she
opened a jug of milk, gave him a drink, and covered him. 20 And he
said to her, “Stand at the door of the tent, and if any man comes
and inquires of you, and says, ‘Is there any man here?’ you shall
say, ‘No.’” 21 Then Jael, Heber’s wife, took a tent peg and took a
hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into
his temple, and it went down into the ground; for he was fast
asleep and weary. So he died. 22 And then, as Barak pursued
Sisera, Jael came out to meet him, and said to him, “Come, I will
show you the man whom you seek.” And when he went into her tent,
there lay Sisera, dead with the peg in his temple.
The Song of Deborah
23 So on that day God subdued Jabin king of Canaan in the presence
of the children of Israel. 24 And the hand of the children of
Israel grew stronger and stronger against Jabin king of Canaan,
until they had destroyed Jabin king of Canaan. 5 Then Deborah and
Barak the son of Abinoam sang on that day, saying:
3 Hear, O kings! Give ear, O princes!
I, even I, will sing to the Lord;
I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel.
4 Lord, when You went out from Seir,
When You marched from the field of Edom,
The earth trembled and the heavens poured,
The clouds also poured water;
5 The mountains gushed before the Lord,
This Sinai, before the Lord God of Israel.
6 “In the days of Shamgar, son of Anath,
In the days of Jael,
The highways were deserted,
And the travelers walked along the byways.
7 Village life ceased, it ceased in Israel,
Until I, Deborah, arose,
Arose a mother in Israel.
... Not a shield or spear was seen among forty thousand in Israel.
12 Awake, awake, Deborah!
Awake, awake, sing a song!
Arise, Barak, and lead your captives away,
O son of Abinoam! ...
... 16 Why did you sit among the sheepfolds,
To hear the pipings for the flocks?
The divisions of Reuben have great searchings of heart.
17 Gilead stayed beyond the Jordan,
And why did Dan remain on ships?
Asher continued at the seashore,
And stayed by his inlets.
18 Zebulun is a people who jeopardized their lives to the point of
Naphtali also, on the heights of the battlefield.
19 ... Then the kings of Canaan fought ... by the waters of
Megiddo; ... 20 They fought from the heavens; The stars from their
courses fought against Sisera. 21 The torrent of Kishon swept them
away, That ancient torrent, the torrent of Kishon. ...
23 Curse Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, Curse its inhabitants
bitterly, Because they did not come to the help of the Lord, To
the help of the Lord against the mighty.
24 Most blessed among women is Jael,
The wife of Heber the Kenite;
Blessed is she among women in tents.
25 He asked for water, she gave milk;
She brought out cream in a lordly bowl.
26 She stretched her hand to the tent peg,
Her right hand to the workmen’s hammer;
She pounded Sisera, she pierced his head,
She split and struck through his temple.
27 At her feet he sank, he fell, he lay still; ...
28 The mother of Sisera looked through the window,
And cried out through the lattice,
Why is his chariot so long in coming?
Why tarries the clatter of his chariots?
29 Her wisest ladies answered her,
Yes, she answered herself,
30 Are they not finding and dividing the spoil:
To every man a girl or two;
For Sisera, plunder of dyed garments,
Plunder of garments embroidered and dyed,
Two pieces of dyed embroidery for the neck of the looter?
31 Thus let all Your enemies perish, O Lord! But let those who
love Him be like the sun When it comes out in full strength.
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The Song of Deborah