‘This is what the Lord god of Israel says about Edom (Christian Europe)
We have heard a message from the Lord, saying
‘Arise, let us go against Edom in battle’—
I will make Edom insignificant among the nations;
It will be utterly despised.
You who live in the clefts of the rocks
And make your home on the heights,
You who say to yourself,
‘Who can bring me down to the ground?’
Although you soar like the eagle
And make your nest among the stars,
From there I will bring you down,’
declares the Lord god of Israel.
How Esau will be ransacked,
His hidden treasures pillaged!
‘In that day,’ declares the Lord,
‘Will I not destroy the wise men of Edom,
Those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?
Your warriors will be terrified,
And everyone in Esau’s mountains
Will be cut down in the slaughter.
Because of the violence against Jacob (Israel)
You will be destroyed forever…
The day of the Lord is near
For all the Gentile nations…
As you have done to Jacob, so it will be done to you
Your deeds will return upon your own head.
On Mount Zion will be deliverance,
And Jacob will possess his inheritance.
Jacob will be a fire
And Esau will be reduced to mere stubble,
For they will set him on fire and destroy him.
There will be no survivors from Esau,
For the Lord god of Israel has spoken…
–Book of Obadiah