1 The word of Yahweh came to me, 2 “Son of man, set your face against the mountain of Seir, prophesy against it 3 and say: Thus says Yahweh: I come to strike you, mountain of Seir! I have stretched out my hand against you and I will make of you a mournful solitude. 4 I will reduce your towns to ruins, make you a desolation and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
5 I know your long-standing enmity and how you handed over the people of Israel to the sword in the day of their disaster, when their sins reached an end. 6 Because of that, as I live, word of Yah weh, I intend to give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you. 7 I will make of the mountain of Seir a mournful solitude and destroy all who come and go there. 8 The mountains will be filled with the slain; the victims of the sword will fall on your hills, in your valleys and ravines. 9 I will reduce you to a desolate ruins forever; no longer will your towns be inhabited and then you will know that I am Yahweh.
10 You said: ‘These two nations and these two countries will be mine, we shall take possession of them,’ and you disregarded Yahweh who was there. 11 Be cause of that, as I live, declares Yahweh, I will deal with you according to your hatred towards them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you will know that I, Yah weh, have heard all the insults uttered against the mountains of Israel, such as: ‘They are devastated and have been given over to us to be devoured.’ 13 For I heard when you boasted against me without restraint.
14 Thus says Yahweh: When all the earth rejoices, you will be desolate. 15 Since you rejoiced when the inheritance of Israel became a deserted ruins, that is how I will deal with you. You will become a desert, Mount Seir, and Edom likewise, and people will know that I am Yahweh.”