Edom was a very old province in Transjordan, situated in the middle of Moab on the north-western side, the Arabah on the west, and the Arabian Desert on the south-eastern side.
References to Edom can be found in written records belonging to the late Chalcolithic period and to the Iron Age in the Levant. Few Bible verses about Edom to understand it better.
What does the Bible say about Edom?
“I speak the truth in Christ – I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit.”
“I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.”
“For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race.”
“The people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises.”
“Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.”
And on that account, all the things that I am saying are true in the name of the Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ – I am not making up anything; my sense of right and wrong provides me with the evidence in the Divine Spirit – that I hold immense sadness and never-ending agony in my soul.
For I could be desiring that I myself were under some curse and I could detach myself from Lord Jesus, in order to please my brothers, my family members who share a blood relation with me.
“The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah.”
“Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For the LORD has spoken: “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.”
“The ox knows its master, the donkey its owner’s manger, but Israel does not know, my people do not understand.”
“Ah, sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the LORD; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him.”
“Why should you be beaten anymore? Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted.”
“From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness – only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with olive oil.”
“Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire; your fields are being stripped by foreigners right before you, laid waste as when overthrown by strangers.”
“Daughter Zion is left like a shelter in a vineyard, like a hut in a field of melons, like a city under siege.”
“Unless the LORD Almighty had left us some survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.”
“Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; listen to the instruction of our God, you people of Gomorrah!”
What a corrupted state it is where all the people are filled with wickedness, descendants of miscreants, children who indulge themselves in immorality and malice.
They have no regard for the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe; they have looked down on the Divine One of Israel, and they have completely distanced themselves. Why will you be incapacitated by someone? Why will you carry on with your defiance? The mind is completely sick, and the heart is completely weak.
“If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.”
“All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God.”
“You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.”
“The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.”
“Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.”
And on that account, if you maintain loyalty when you act in compliance with the teachings of the good God, the almighty Heavenly Father, and if you are cautious when you carry out all his commandments that I order to do you on this day, the holy Lord, the Supreme Being of all the universe, will raise you to an immense height, on top of all the states of the earth.
Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism.”
“But accepts those from every nation who fear him and do what is right.”
And on that account, Peter, without any hesitation, said that he is honestly aware of the fact that the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, is not unfair to anyone at all, however in all the provinces, any man who is scared of him and any man who carries out the tasks that are virtuous and morally justified, is someone who is pleasing in the eyes of the holy Lord.
“The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites.”
And therefore, those were the camps of the Hagrites and Moab, the Ishmaelite and Edom.
“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people – everyone whose name is found written in the book – will be delivered.”
And at that hour, Michael shall wake up, he who is the noble prince, being responsible for the well-being of your men. And then a cloud of distress and tribulation shall hover in the skies of all, such as had never been witnessed by anyone since there was a province until that hour.
But even during then, your men shall be rescued, and one can find all their names as they shall be penned down in the book.
“After he has arisen, his empire will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the power he exercised, because his empire will be uprooted and given to others.”
“The king of the South will become strong, but one of his commanders will become even stronger than he and will rule his own kingdom with great power.”
“After some years, they will become allies. The daughter of the king of the South will go to the king of the North to make an alliance, but she will not retain her power, and he and his power will not last. In those days she will be betrayed, together with her royal escort and her father and the one who supported her.”
“One from her family line will arise to take her place. He will attack the forces of the king of the North and enter his fortress; he will fight against them and be victorious.”
“He will also seize their gods, their metal images and their valuable articles of silver and gold and carry them off to Egypt. For some years he will leave the king of the North alone.”
“Then the king of the North will invade the realm of the king of the South but will retreat to his own country.”
“His sons will prepare for war and assemble a great army, which will sweep on like an irresistible flood and carry the battle as far as his fortress.”
And in my defense, during the earliest year of Darius, the Mede, I rose to my feet to give him assurance and strength. And at this moment, I will bring the truth out in the open.
Pay close attention, three additional monarchs shall arise in Persia, and a fourth among them shall be in possession of way more wealth than the rest. And when he has gained enough strength through his resources, he shall fan the flames of hatred in all to battle against the kingdom of Greece.
“The multitude of your sacrifices – what are they to me?” says the LORD. “I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.”
“When you come to appear before me, who has asked this of you, this trampling of my courts?”
“Stop bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations – I cannot bear your evil assemblies.”
“Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals I hate with all my being. They have become a burden to me; I am weary of bearing them.”
“When you spread out your hands in prayer, I will hide my eyes from you; even if you offer many prayers, I will not listen. Your hands are full of blood.”
“Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight! Stop doing wrong.”
“Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.”
“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
“If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land.”
But if you resist and rebel, you will be devoured by the sword.” For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”
And therefore, it was a dream that had come to Isaiah, the descendant of Amoz, where he saw things related to Jerusalem and Judah during the times of Ahaz, Uzziah, Jotham, and Hezekiah, monarchs of Judah.
“This is the plague with which the LORD will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.”
And on that account, this is going to be the sickness that the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, will inflict upon all the men who engage in a battle against Jerusalem; their bones and muscles will begin to decay whilst they are still upright on their feet, their eyes will decompose in the sockets, and their tongue will become rotten inside their mouth.
“And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.”
And therefore, the demon who had entrapped and fooled them was tossed into the pool of sulfur and smoke, where the creature and the fake fortune teller were present, and they would be subjected to purgatory and affliction, night and day, till hell froze over.
And on that account, the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, said that for three sinful acts of Moab and four, he would not reverse the retribution, for he had burnt the bones of the monarch of Edom into ashes.
“The signs he performed and the things he did in the heart of Egypt, both to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his whole country.”
“What he did to the Egyptian army, to its horses and chariots, how he overwhelmed them with the waters of the Red Sea as they were pursuing you, and how the LORD brought lasting ruin on them.”
And however, he agrees to all that he did in Egypt, to Pharaoh, the monarch of Egypt, and to all his property, all that he carried out on the military forces of Egypt, to their horse-carriages and to their horses, the way in which he caused the waters of the Red Sea to glide over them as they were running after you, and the manner in which the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, has brought ruination upon them till this date.
“But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands.”
“And if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant.”
“Then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it.”
“I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you.”
“If after all this you will not listen to me, I will punish you for your sins seven times over.”
“I will break down your stubborn pride and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze.”
“Your strength will be spent in vain, because your soil will not yield its crops, nor will the trees of your land yield their fruit.”
And on that account, if you do not follow all the things that I tell you and if you do not carry out the commandments that I ask of if you turn down the rules and regulations I have set up, and if you refuse to act in compliance with my commandments and violate my contracts, then this is what I will do to you: I will inflict fear and anxiety on you, I will pester you with some weakening illness and fever that causes destruction to the eyes and causes pain to the heart.
“Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to make war against the rider on the horse and his army.”
“But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the signs on his behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped his image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur.”
I laid my eyes upon the monster and the rulers of the earth with their military forces assembled together to start a battle against the man seated on his horse and his soldiers.
And the creature was held captive, and along with it was the fake fortune teller, who in the attendance of the creature, had carried out the signals by which he had defrauded and fooled the ones who had been presented with the token of the creature, and the ones who bowed in reverence before the monster. And both of them were tossed into the pool of fire that burnt with sulfur while they were still breathing.
“The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.”
And on that account, the ten horns that you had witnessed are ten monarchs in reality, who have not been presented with the regal powers yet, but they going to be awarded the dominion of that of a king for an hour, along with the monster.
“The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months.”
And the monster was presented with a mouth to speak arrogant and unholy things, and it was given the permission to reign over the province for three and a half years.
“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”
And as a result, they have gained victory over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the pronunciation of their testimony, because they did not have any regard for their existence and they rejected to follow their beliefs till the last day of their lives.
For Scripture says to Pharaoh: “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”
“Therefore God has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.”
And on that account, they happen to be the citizens of Israel, and they are in possession of the adoption, the honor and praise, the contracts, the formation of the rules and regulations, the religious rites, and the pledges.
And the patriarchs are under their ownership, and from their tribe, in accordance with the blood relation, is the Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ, who is the Supreme Being of all the universe, showering his blessings upon us till hell freezes over.
“The woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1,260 days.”
And on that account, the woman had run away into the wild forests, where the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, already had a shelter ready for her, in which she would be taken care of and provided with the necessary nourishment for one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
“See how the faithful city has become a prostitute! She once was full of justice; righteousness used to dwell in her – but now murderers!”
“Your silver has become dross, your choice wine is diluted with water.”
“Your rulers are rebels, companions of thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them.”
Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: “Ah, I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies.”
“I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away your dross and remove all your impurities.”
And on that account, listen carefully, O heavens, and pay close attention, O earth; for the almighty Heavenly Father, the Supreme Being of all the universe, has said that the children he had nurtured, looked after, and raised, are now rebelling against him.
He added that the bullock is aware of its keeper, and the donkey is aware of its master’s residence, but the people of Israel are not familiar with him; they have no knowledge of the holy Lord.
“Then the king of the South will march out in a rage and fight against the king of the North, who will raise a large army, but it will be defeated.”
“When the army is carried off, the king of the South will be filled with pride and will slaughter many thousands, yet he will not remain triumphant.”
“For the king of the North will muster another army, larger than the first; and after several years, he will advance with a huge army fully equipped.”
“In those times many will rise against the king of the South. Those who are violent among your own people will rebel in fulfillment of the vision, but without success.”
“Then the king of the North will come and build up siege ramps and will capture a fortified city. The forces of the South will be powerless to resist; even their best troops will not have the strength to stand.”
And on that account, the monarch of the southern part will gain a lot of power and strength, but one of his successors shall have more strength than him and shall reign over with more power, and his rule shall be the greatest of all times.
“If you remain hostile toward me and refuse to listen to me, I will multiply your afflictions seven times over, as your sins deserve.”
“I will send wild animals against you, and they will rob you of your children, destroy your cattle and make you so few in number that your roads will be deserted.”
“If in spite of these things you do not accept my correction but continue to be hostile toward me.”
“I myself will be hostile toward you and will afflict you for your sins seven times over.”
“And I will bring the sword on you to avenge the breaking of the covenant. When you withdraw into your cities, I will send a plague among you, and you will be given into enemy hands.”
“When I cut off your supply of bread, ten women will be able to bake your bread in one oven, and they will dole out the bread by weight. You will eat, but you will not be satisfied.”
“If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me.”
“Then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over.”
“You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.”
And on that account, you will be planting your seeds fruitlessly because your rivals are going to consume them. I will turn my back on you, and you shall be severely harmed by your foes.
All the people who loathe you will reign over you and are going to keep running away even when no one is chasing you. And even after all these, if you refuse to carry out my commands, then I will punish you again seven times as great as your sins are.
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