Ezekiel

Ezekiel 35 ©

The judgment of mount Seir for their hatred of Israel, and insulting over their distress.

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MOREOVER athe word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

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Son of man, bset thy face against cmount Seir, and dprophesy against it,

c Ge. 36.6-9; 32.3. De. 2.1,4,5. ch. 25.8.
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And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee 1most desolate.

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I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, eand thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

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fBecause thou hast had a 2perpetual hatred, and hast 3shed the blood of the children of Israel by the 4force of the sword in gthe time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:

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hTherefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: *sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.

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Thus will I make mount Seir 5most desolate, and cut off from it ihim that passeth out and him that returneth.

i Ju. 5.6,7.
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And jI will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.

j Ob. 9,15,16. ch. 25.13. Je. 49.12,18. Is. 34.2-7. ch. 32.4,5; 39.4.
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kI will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

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Because thou hast said, lThese two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; 6whereas the LORD was there:

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Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, mI will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and nI will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.

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And othou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that pI have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given qus 7to consume.

p Ps. 94.9,10. 2Ki. 19.28. v.13,15.
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Thus with your mouth ye have 8boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.

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Thus saith the Lord GOD; When rthe whole earth rejoiceth, sI will make thee desolate.

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As thou tdidst 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, even all of it: and uthey shall know that I am the LORD.