Ezekiel - Chapter 35

Ezekiel - Chapter 35

Destruction of Edom

1 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

2 "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it,

3 "and say to it, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, O Mount Seir, I [am] against you; I will stretch out My hand against you, And make you most desolate;

4 I shall lay your cities waste, And you shall be desolate. Then you shall know that I [am] the LORD.

5 "Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed [the blood of] the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, [when] their iniquity [came to an] end,

6 "therefore, [as] I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you.

7 "Thus I will make Mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it the one who leaves and the one who returns.

8 "And I will fill its mountains with the slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those who are slain by the sword shall fall.

9 "I will make you perpetually desolate, and your cities shall be uninhabited; then you shall know that I [am] the LORD.

10 " Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there,

11 "therefore, [as] I live," says the Lord GOD, "I will do according to your anger and according to the envy which you showed in your hatred against them; and I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.

12 "Then you shall know that I [am] the LORD. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, 'They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.'

13 "Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard [them."]

14 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "The whole earth will rejoice when I make you desolate.

15 "As you rejoiced because the inheritance of the house of Israel was desolate, so I will do to you; you shall be desolate, O Mount Seir, as well as all of Edom -- all of it! Then they shall know that I [am] the LORD." '