Ezekiel Chapter 35 |
1The word of the Lord came to me: 2O mortal, set your face against Mount Seir and prophesy against it. 3Say to it: Thus said the Lord God: I am going to deal with you, Mount Seir: I will stretch out My hand against you and make you an utter waste. 4I will turn your towns into ruins, and you shall be a desolation; then you shall know that I am the Lord. 5Because you harbored an ancient hatred and handed the people of Israel over to the sword in their time of calamity, the time set for their punishment— 6assuredly, as I live, declares the Lord God, I will doom you with blood; blood shall pursue you; I swear that, for your bloodthirsty hatred, blood shall pursue you. 7I will make Mount Seir an utter waste, and I will keep all passersby away from it. 8I will cover its mountains with the slain; men slain by the sword shall lie on your hills, in your valleys, and in all your watercourses. 9I will make you a desolation for all time; your towns shall never be inhabited. And you shall know that I am the Lord.
10Because you thought “The two nations and the two lands shall be mine and we shall possess them”—although the Lord was there— 11assuredly, as I live, declares the Lord God, I will act with the same anger and passion that you acted with in your hatred of them. And I will make Myself known through them when I judge you. 12You shall know that I the Lord have heard all the taunts you uttered against the hills of Israel: “They have been laid waste; they have been given to us as prey.” 13And you spoke arrogantly against Me and multiplied your words against Me: I have heard it.
14Thus said the Lord God: When the whole earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation. 15As you rejoiced when the heritage of the House of Israel was laid waste, so will I treat you: the hill country of Seir and the whole of Edom, all of it, shall be laid waste. And they shall know that I am the Lord.