Ezekiel 35

Prophecy Against Mount Seir

1The word of the  Lord came to me: 2 a  Son of man b  set your face c  against d  Mount Seir, and prophesy against it, 3and say to it, Thus says the Lord  God: e  Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir, and f  I will stretch out my hand against you, g  and I will make you a desolation and a waste. 4 h  I will lay your cities waste, and you shall become a desolation, and you shall know that I am the  Lord. 5Because i  you cherished perpetual enmity and gave over the people of Israel to the power of the sword j  at the time of their calamity k  at the time of their final punishment, 6therefore l  as I live, declares the Lord  God, I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; m  because you did not hate bloodshed, therefore blood shall pursue you. 7 n  I will make Mount Seir a waste o  and a desolation, and I will cut off from it p  all who come and go. 8And I will fill q  its mountains with the slain. On your hills and in your valleys and in all r  your ravines s  those slain with the sword shall fall. 9 t  I will make you a perpetual desolation, and u  your cities shall not be inhabited. Then v  you will know that I am the  Lord.

10Because you said w  ‘These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and x  we will take possession of them’—although the y   Lord was there 11therefore z  as I live, declares the Lord  God, I will deal with you aa  according to the anger and ab  envy that you showed because of your hatred against them. And ac  I will make myself known among them, when I judge you. 12And you shall know that I am the  Lord.

ad  “I have heard all the revilings that you uttered against the mountains of Israel, saying, ‘They are laid desolate; ae  they are given us to devour.’
13And af  you magnified yourselves against me ag  with your mouth, and multiplied your words against me; I heard it. 14Thus says the Lord  God: ah  While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate. 15As you ai  rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so I will deal with you; you shall be desolate, aj  Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then ak  they will know that I am the  Lord.

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