Concerning Edom, this is what the LORD of Hosts says: "Is there no longer wisdom in Teman? Has counsel perished from the prudent? Has their wisdom decayed?
Cross ReferencesGenesis 25:30
He said to Jacob, "Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am famished." (That is why he was also called Edom.)
Jacob sent messengers ahead of him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom.
The sons of Eliphaz were Teman, Omar, Zepho, Gatam, and Kenaz.
These are the chiefs among the sons of Esau: the sons of Eliphaz, the firstborn of Esau are Chiefs Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz,
Now when Job's three friends--Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, and Zophar the Naamathite--heard about all this adversity that had come upon him, each of them came from his home and met together to go and sympathize with Job and comfort him.
Therefore I will again confound these people with wonder upon wonder. The wisdom of the wise will perish, and the intelligence of the intelligent will be hidden.
When My sword has drunk its fill in the heavens, then it will come down upon Edom, on the people I have set apart for destruction.
The sword of the LORD is bathed in blood. It drips 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.
The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and snared. They have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom do they really have?
This is what the LORD says: "As for all My evil neighbors who attack the inheritance that I bequeathed to My people Israel, I am about to uproot them from their land, and I will uproot the house of Judah from among them.
Edom, Moab, and the Ammonites;
Dedan, Tema, Buz, and all who cut the corners of their hair;
Therefore hear the plans that the LORD has made against Edom and the strategies He has devised against the people of Teman: The little ones of the flock will surely be dragged away, and their pasture will be made desolate because of them.
This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because Edom acted vengefully against the house of Judah and in so doing incurred grievous guilt,
therefore this is what the Lord GOD says: I will stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off from it both man and beast. I will make it a wasteland, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.
Edom is there, and all her kings and princes, who despite their might are laid among those slain by the sword. They lie down with the uncircumcised, with those who descend to the Pit.
This is what The LORD says: "For three transgressions of Edom, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because he pursued his brother with the sword and stifled all compassion; his anger raged continually, and his fury flamed incessantly.
So I will send fire upon Teman to consume the citadels of Bozrah."
This is the vision of Obadiah: This is what the Lord GOD says about Edom--We have heard a message from the LORD; An envoy has been sent among the nations to say, "Rise up, and let us go to battle against her!"
God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah His glory covered the heavens, and His praise filled the earth.
Chapter Outline1. The judgment of the Ammonites
6. Their restoration
7. The judgment of Edom
23. of Damascus
28. of Kedar
30. of Hazor
34. and of Elam
39. The restoration of Elam
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Jeremiah 25:9, 21
Numbers 24:17, 18
Amos 1:11, 12
Malachi 1:3, 4
Romans 1:22, 23
Genesis 36:11, 15
1 Chronicles 1:53
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