“Edom will become an object of horror. All who pass by it will be filled with horror; they will hiss out their scorn because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 1
You will become an occasion of horror, a proverb, and an object of ridicule to all the peoples to whom the Lord will drive you.
You will be overcome by 1 drunkenness and sorrow. The cup of your sister Samaria is a cup of horror and desolation.
Babylon hammered the whole world to pieces. But see how that ‘hammer’ has been broken and shattered! 1 See what an object of horror Babylon has become among the nations!
For I solemnly swear,” 1 says the Lord, “that Bozrah 2 will become a pile of ruins. It will become an object of horror and ridicule, an example to be used in curses. 3 All the towns around it will lie in ruins forever.”
I will chase after them with war, 1 starvation, and disease. I will make all the kingdoms of the earth horrified at what happens to them. I will make them examples of those who are cursed, objects of horror, hissing scorn, and ridicule among all the nations where I exile them.
The Lord was angry at Judah and Jerusalem and made them an appalling object of horror at which people hiss out their scorn, 1 as you can see with your own eyes.
They will wear sackcloth, terror will cover them; shame will be on all their faces, and all of their heads will be shaved bald. 1
You will be 1 an object of scorn and taunting, 2 a prime example of destruction 3 among the nations around you when I execute judgments against you in anger and raging fury. 4 I, the Lord, have spoken!
I will make all the people in all the kingdoms of the world horrified at what has happened to them because of what Hezekiah’s son Manasseh, king of Judah, did in Jerusalem.” 1
I will make this city an object of horror, a thing to be hissed at. All who pass by it will be filled with horror and will hiss out their scorn 1 because of all the disasters that have happened to it. 2
I made Jerusalem 1 and the cities of Judah, its kings and its officials drink it. 2 I did it so Judah would become a ruin. I did it so Judah, its kings, and its officials would become an object 3 of horror and of hissing scorn, an example used in curses. 4 Such is already becoming the case! 5
Be amazed at this, O heavens! 1 Be shocked and utterly dumbfounded,” says the Lord.
All the inhabitants of the coastlands are shocked at you, and their kings are horribly afraid – their faces are troubled.