Over the years Esau married and had children. He made critical alliances through marriage. Soon the Edomites were aligned with the Hittites, the Hivites, and the Ishmaelites.
But Esau’s descendants never forgave Jacob for “stealing” the blessing and the birthright. They let their anger smolder within them and it continually broke out in unreasonable acts of aggression against Israel.
God warned that any nation who came against the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob would suffer God’s judgment.
Thus says the Lord:
“For three transgressions of Edom, and for four,
I will not turn away its punishment,
Because he pursued his brother with the sword,
And cast off all pity;
His anger tore perpetually,
And he kept his wrath forever.
PRAY FOR EDOM AND ALL NATIONS TO REPENT OF THEIR ANCIENT HATRED AND BE RECONCILED WITH GOD AND WITH HIS CHOSEN NATION OF ISRAEL.