The descendants of Jacob will be a fire, and the descendants of Joseph a flame. The descendants of Esau will be like stubble. They will burn them up and devour them. There will not be a single survivor 1 of the descendants of Esau!” Indeed, the Lord has spoken it.
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s angry judgment. The whole earth 1 will be consumed by his fiery wrath. 2 Indeed, 3 he will bring terrifying destruction 4 on all who live on the earth.” 5
Lord, I know you look for faithfulness. 1 But even when you punish these people, they feel no remorse. 2 Even when you nearly destroy them, they refuse to be corrected. They have become as hardheaded as a rock. 3 They refuse to change their ways. 4
I will make the people of Elam terrified of their enemies, who are seeking to kill them. I will vent my fierce anger and bring disaster upon them,” 1 says the Lord. 2 “I will send armies chasing after them 3 until I have completely destroyed them.
You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will consume you.
Nevertheless the Kenite will be consumed. 1 How long will Asshur take you away captive?”
Indeed, it was the very hand of the Lord that eliminated them from within 1 the camp until they were all gone.
Fire goes before him; on every side 1 it burns up his enemies.
They have almost destroyed me here on the earth, but I do not reject your precepts.
For tyrants will disappear, those who taunt will vanish, and all those who love to do wrong will be eliminated 1 –
I for my part 1 will do this to you: I will inflict horror on you, consumption and fever, which diminish eyesight and drain away the vitality of life. 2 You will sow your seed in vain because 3 your enemies will eat it. 4
Shall we once again break your commandments and intermarry with these abominable peoples? Would you not be so angered by us that you would wipe us out, with no survivor or remnant?
For Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had devised plans against the Jews to destroy them. He had cast pur (that is, the lot) in order to afflict and destroy them.
But ever since we stopped sacrificing and pouring out drink offerings to the Queen of Heaven, we have been in great need. Our people have died in wars or of starvation.” 1