1 Again a message came to me from the LORD:
2 "Son of man, turn toward Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people.
3 Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD: I am your enemy, O Mount Seir, and I will raise my fist against you to destroy you completely.
4 I will demolish your cities and make you desolate, and then you will know that I am the LORD.
5 Your continual hatred for the people of Israel led you to butcher them when they were helpless, when I had already punished them for all their sins.
6 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, since you show no distaste for blood, I will give you a bloodbath of your own. Your turn has come!
7 I will make Mount Seir utterly desolate, killing off all who try to escape and any who return.
8 I will fill your mountains with the dead. Your hills, your valleys, and your streams will be filled with people slaughtered by the sword.
9 I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
10 "For you said, `The lands of Israel and Judah will be ours. We will take possession of them. What do we care that the LORD is there!'
11 Therefore, as surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I will pay back your angry deeds with mine. I will punish you for all your acts of anger, envy, and hatred. And I will bring honor to my name by what I do to you.
12 Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard every contemptuous word you spoke against the mountains of Israel. For you said, `They have been destroyed; they have been given to us as food to eat!'
13 In saying that, you boasted proudly against me, and I have heard it all!
14 "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The whole world will rejoice when I make you desolate.
15 You rejoiced at the desolation of Israel's inheritance. Now I will rejoice at yours! You will be wiped out, you people of Mount Seir and all who live in Edom! Then you will know that I am the LORD!
Read Ezekiel 36