New International Version
I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
King James Bible
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not be inhabited: and ye shall know that I [am] Jehovah.
World English Bible
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
Desolations age-during I make thee, And thy cities do not return, And ye have known that I am Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Perpetual desolations - Thou shalt have perpetual desolation for thy perpetual hatred.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I will make. After being subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, about five years after the destruction of Jerusalem, many of the Edomites, during the Babylonian captivity, being driven from their ancient habitation by the Nabatheans, seized upon the south-western part of Judea; but afterwards they were conquered by Hyrcanus, and reduced to the necessity of embracing the jewish religion; and at last became either incorporated with that nation, or swallowed up and lost among the Nabathean Arabs, so that the very name was abolished and disused about the end of the first century after Christ. Their country in now barren; and their cities, even Bozrah and Petra, totally demolished and in ruins.
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Thou shalt not kill.' Exod 20: 13. In this commandment is a sin forbidden, which is murder, Thou shalt not kill,' and a duty implied, which is, to preserve our own life, and the life of others. The sin forbidden is murder: Thou shalt not kill.' Here two things are to be understood, the not injuring another, nor ourselves. I. The not injuring another.  We must not injure another in his name. A good name is a precious balsam.' It is a great cruelty to murder a man in his name. We injure others in …
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He loved to pronounce a curse-- may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing-- may it be far from him.
I swear by myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become a ruin and a curse, an object of horror and reproach; and all its towns will be in ruins forever."
Then say, 'LORD, you have said you will destroy this place, so that neither people nor animals will live in it; it will be desolate forever.'
therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom and kill both man and beast. I will lay it waste, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.
"Edom is there, her kings and all her princes; despite their power, they are laid with those killed by the sword. They lie with the uncircumcised, with those who go down to the pit.
I will turn your towns into ruins and you will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.'"
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