Joel 3:19 KJV
Egypt shall be a desolation,
and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness,
for the violence against the children of Judah,
because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
The malicious enemies of His own, will have no part of the grace God is giving.
Exclusion under Shishak spoiled Jerusalem under Rehoboam of the treasures of the temple and the king’s house. Subsequently to the captivity, it inflicted under the Ptolemies various injuries on Judea.
Antiochus spoiled Egypt (Daniel 11:40-43).
Edom was subjugated by David, but revolted under Jehoram
2 Chronicles 21:8-10
⁸In his days Edom revolted against the rule of Judah
and set up a king over themselves.
⁹Then Jehoram crossed over with his commanders
and all his chariots with him.
And he arose by night and struck down the Edomites
who were surrounding him and the commanders
of the chariots.
¹⁰So Edom revolted against Judah to this day.
Then Libnah revolted at the same time against his rule,
because he had forsaken the Lord God of his fathers.
And Edom at every subsequent opportunity tried to injure Judah.
Edom was made “desolate” under the Maccabees [JOSEPHUS, Antiquities, 12.11,12].
The low condition of the two countries for centuries proves the truth of the prediction (compare Isaiah 19:1 &c. Jeremiah 49:17, Obadiah 1:10).
So shall it go with all the foes of Israel, typified by these two (Isaiah 63:1 &c.).
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