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Isaiah 34:5-17 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Judgment of Edom

When My sword has drunk its fill[a] in the heavens,
it will then come down on Edom
and on the people I have set apart for destruction.
The Lord’s sword is covered with 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 wild oxen will be struck[b] down with them,
and young bulls with the mighty bulls.
Their land will be soaked with[c] blood,
and their soil will be saturated with fat.

For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
a time of paying back Edom
for its hostility against Zion.
Edom’s streams will be turned into pitch,
her soil into sulfur;
her land will become burning pitch.
10 It will never go out—day or night.
Its smoke will go up forever.
It will be desolate, from generation to generation;
no one will pass through it forever and ever.
11 The desert owl[d] and the screech owl[e] will possess it,
and the great owl and the raven will dwell there.
The Lord will stretch out a measuring line
and a plumb line over her
for her destruction and chaos.
12 No nobles will be left to proclaim a king,
and all her princes will come to nothing.
13 Her palaces will be overgrown with thorns;
her fortified cities, with thistles and briers.
She will become a dwelling for jackals,
an abode[f] for ostriches.
14 The desert creatures will meet hyenas,
and one wild goat will call to another.
Indeed, the screech owl will stay there
and will find a resting place for herself.
15 The sand partridge[g] will make her nest there;
she will lay and hatch her eggs
and will gather her brood under her shadow.
Indeed, the birds of prey will gather there,
each with its mate.
16 Search and read the scroll of the Lord:
Not one of them will be missing,
none will be lacking its mate,
because He has ordered it by my[h] mouth,
and He will gather them by His Spirit.
17 He has ordained a lot for them;
His hand allotted their portion with a measuring line.
They will possess it forever;
they will dwell in it from generation to generation.


  1. Isaiah 34:5 DSS read sword will appear
  2. Isaiah 34:7 Or will go
  3. Isaiah 34:7 Or will drink its fill of
  4. Isaiah 34:11 Or The pelican
  5. Isaiah 34:11 Or the hedgehog
  6. Isaiah 34:13 DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg; MT reads jackals, grass
  7. Isaiah 34:15 Or The arrow snake, or The owl
  8. Isaiah 34:16 Some Hb mss; other Hb mss, DSS, Syr, Tg read His

Jeremiah 49:17-18 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

17 “Edom will become a desolation. Everyone who passes by her will be horrified and scoff because of all her wounds. 18 As when Sodom and Gomorrah were overthrown along with their neighbors,” says the Lord, “no one will live there; no human being will even stay in it as a temporary resident.

Malachi 1:14 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

14 “The deceiver is cursed who has an acceptable male in his flock and makes a vow but sacrifices a defective animal to the Lord. For I am a great King,” says Yahweh of Hosts, “and My name[a] will be feared among the nations.


  1. Malachi 1:14 Or Because I am . . . Yahweh of Hosts, My name

Malachi 2:2 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

If you don’t listen, and if you don’t take it to heart to honor My name,” says Yahweh of Hosts, “I will send a curse among you, and I will curse your blessings. In fact, I have already begun to curse them because you are not taking it to heart.

Malachi 3:9 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You are suffering under a curse, yet you—the whole nation—are still robbing Me.

Malachi 4:6 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

[a]And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land[b] with a curse.”


  1. Malachi 4:6 Mal 3:24 in Hb
  2. Malachi 4:6 Or earth

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