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Judgment upon Various Gentile Nations

25 And the word of Yahweh came[a] to me, saying,[b] “Son of man,[c] set your face toward the Ammonites[d] and prophesy against them, and you must say to the Ammonites,[e] ‘Hear the word of the Lord Yahweh! Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Because of your saying, ‘Ah!’ to my sanctuary when it was profaned, and to the land of Israel when it was[f] desolate, and to the house of Judah when they went into the exile, therefore look! I am giving you to the people[g] of the East as a possession, and they will set up their encampments in you, and they will make in you their dwelling places; they themselves[h] will eat your fruit and they themselves[i] will drink your milk. And I will make Rabbah as a pasture of camels and the Ammonites[j] as a haunt of flocks, and they will know that I am Yahweh.”’” For thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Because of clapping your hand and stamping with your foot, and because you rejoiced in[k] yourself with all of your malice over the land of Israel, therefore look! I stretched out my hand against you, and I will give you as plunder[l] to the nations, and I will cut you off from the peoples, and I will destroy you from the countries, and I will wipe you out, and you will know that I am Yahweh.”

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Because of Moab and Seir saying, ‘The house of Judah is like all of the nations,’ therefore, look! I am opening the side of[m] Moab from the cities on its frontier, the glory of the land: Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon, and Kiriathaim. 10 I will give it to the people[n] of the East in addition to the Ammonites[o] as a possession, so that the Ammonites[p] will not be remembered among the nations. 11 And on Moab I will execute punishments, and they will know that I am Yahweh.”

12 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Because of the doings of Edom in avenging himself with vengeance for[q] the house of Judah, and so they became very guilty and[r] they avenged themselves on them,” 13 therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: “so[s] I will stretch out my hand against Edom and I will cut off from it both human and animal, and I will make it a ruin from Teman and Dedan; they will fall by the sword. 14 And I will exact my vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they will do in Edom according to my anger and according to my rage, and they will know my vengeance,” declares[t] the Lord Yahweh.

15 Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “Because of the acting[u] of the Philistines in vengeance, so that they avenged themselves relentlessly with malice in themselves for destruction with everlasting hostility,[v] 16 therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh: ‘Look! I am stretching out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Kerethites, and I will destroy the remainder of the seacoast.[w] 17 And I will execute on them great vengeance with punishments of rage, and they will know that I am Yahweh when I exact my vengeance on them!”


  1. Ezekiel 25:1 Literally “was”
  2. Ezekiel 25:1 Literally “to say”
  3. Ezekiel 25:2 Or “mortal,” or “son of humankind”
  4. Ezekiel 25:2 Literally “sons of Ammon”
  5. Ezekiel 25:3 Literally “sons of Ammon”
  6. Ezekiel 25:3 Or “became”
  7. Ezekiel 25:4 Or “children”
  8. Ezekiel 25:4 Literally “they, they”
  9. Ezekiel 25:4 Literally “they, they”
  10. Ezekiel 25:5 Literally “sons of Ammon”
  11. Ezekiel 25:6 Or “to”
  12. Ezekiel 25:7 According to the reading tradition (Qere)
  13. Ezekiel 25:9 Or “the flank”
  14. Ezekiel 25:10 Or “children”
  15. Ezekiel 25:10 Literally “sons of Ammon”
  16. Ezekiel 25:10 Literally “sons of Ammon”
  17. Ezekiel 25:12 Or “toward”
  18. Ezekiel 25:12 Or “since”
  19. Ezekiel 25:13 Literally “and”
  20. Ezekiel 25:14 Literally “declaration of”
  21. Ezekiel 25:15 Literally “doing”
  22. Ezekiel 25:15 Literally “with hostility of ongoing ages/eternity”
  23. Ezekiel 25:16 Literally “the coast of the sea”