Ki Tisa: Chapter 5

"Behold, all who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded"


Rabbi Yosi says that the children of Yisrael suffered many evils when they were in exile, and they were only able to bear it because of the promise of good that God told them was to be theirs in the future. Other nations have scorned and reviled Yisrael, saying, Where is your God? Where is this good you have been promised? We are told that there are no people that revile Yisrael like the children of Edom, yet in the future they "shall be ashamed and confounded" from all the goodness they will see in the children of Yisrael.