Behold, ye Edomites, lay it to heart, and consider it well; be not secure amidst such dangers.
I have made thee small; thou art a small people for number, thy land mountainous, rocky, and barren, and it is little that which is of it, situate very incommodiously for any trade, which makes people great and famous; a country titled for moss-troopers, or banditti; and as such outlaws and robbers, thou art proud, and promisest great things to thyself.
Among the heathen, in comparison with other nations.
Thou art greatly despised, by those that do hear of thee, who know thy situation, government, manner of life, and what thy forces are, and how usually employed. Whatever these Edomites had been, now they are despised, and ere long should be more despicable, when, as Jer_49:20, the least of Nebuchadnezzar’s army should pull them out of their caves, houses, and strong holds.