A (8) Shall I not in that day, saith Yahweh,
even destroy the wise men out of Edom,
and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
B (9,10) And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed,
to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
C (11) In the day that thou stoodest on the other side,
in the day that the strangers carried away captive his forces <02428>,
and foreigners entered into his gates,
and cast lots upon Jerusalem,
even thou wast as one of them.
D (12) But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother in the day that he became a stranger;
E (12) neither shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction;
neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the day of distress.
D1 (13) Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in the day of their calamity;
yea, thou shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity
C1 (13), nor have laid hands on their substance <02428> in the day of their calamity;
B1 (14) Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway,
to cut off those of his that did escape;
neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.
A1 (15) For the day of Yahweh is near upon all the heathen:
as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee:
thy reward shall return upon thine own head.