*THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Ezekiel 35 ©
A prophecy concerning the utter destruction of the Edomites for their continual bitter hatred and slanders against the people of God, and their rejoicing at their miseries.
MOREOVER the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Son of man, 1set thy face against 2mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I 3am against thee, and I will stretch out mine 4hand against thee, and I will make thee 5most desolate.
I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
Because thou hast had a 6perpetual hatred,a and hast 7shed the blood of the children of Israel by 8the force of the sword in the time of their 9calamity, in the time that their 10iniquity had an end:
Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto 11blood, and 12blood shall pursue thee: sithb thou hast not hated 13blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
Thus will I make mount Seir 14most desolate, and cut off from it him 15that passeth out and him that returneth.
And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: 16in 17thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they 18fall that are slain with the sword.
I will make thee 19perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not 20return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Because thou hast said, These 21two nations and these two countries shall be mine, andc22we will possess it; 23whereas the LORD was there:
Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy 24which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among 25them, when I have 26judged thee.
And thou shalt know 27that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us 28to consume.
Thus with your mouth ye have 29boasted against me, and have 30multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
Thus saith the Lord GOD; 31When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
32As thou didst rejoice at the 33inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and 34all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.