35 2 The destruction that shall come on mount Seir, because they troubled the people of Israel.
1 Moreover, the word of the Lord came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, Set thy face against mount [a]Seir, and prophesy against it,
3 And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, O mount Seir, I come against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee desolate and waste.
4 I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.
5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast put the children of Israel to flight by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, when their[b]iniquity had an end,
6 Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: except thou [c]hate blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
7 Thus will I make mount Seir desolate and waste, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
8 And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thine hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers shall they fall, that are slain with the sword.
9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not [d]return, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
10 Because thou hast said, [e]These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them (seeing the Lord was [f]there)
11 Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do according to thy [g]wrath, and according to thine indignation, which thou hast used in thine hatred against them: and I will make myself known among [h]them, when I have judged thee.
12 And thou shalt know, that I the Lord have heard all the blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They lie waste, they are given us to be devoured.
13 Thus with your mouths ye have boasted against me, and I have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
14 Thus saith the Lord God, So shall all the world rejoice, when I shall make thee desolate.
15 As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea wholly, and they shall know that I am the Lord.
Ezekiel 35:10And so by fighting against God’s people, they should go about to put him out of his own possession.
Ezekiel 35:11As thou hast done cruelly, so shalt thou be cruelly handled.
Ezekiel 35:11Showing that when God punisheth the enemies, the godly ought to consider that he hath a care over them, and so praise his Name: and also that the wicked rage as though there were no God, till they feel his hand to their destruction.
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