|Ezekiel 25 |
1 The word of the LORD came again to me, saying,
2 "Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites and prophesy against them.
3 And say to the Ammonites, 'Hear the word of the Lord GOD. Thus says the Lord GOD: Because you said, "Aha," against my sanctuary, when it was defiled and against the land of Israel when it was desolate and against the house of Judah when they went into captivity,
4 Behold, therefore I will deliver you to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their encampments among you, and make their dwellings in you; they shall eat your fruit and they shall drink your milk.
5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels and Ammon a resting place for flocks. And you shall know that I am the LORD.
6 For thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced in your heart with all your spite against the land of Israel,
7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out my hand upon you and will deliver you for a spoil to the heathen. I will cut you off from the people, and I will cause you to perish out of the countries. I will destroy you, and you shall know that I am the LORD.'"
8 Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because Moab and Seir say, 'Behold, the house of Judah is like all the heathen,'
9 Therefore behold, I will lay open the flank of Moab starting at its cities, from its cities which are on its frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim.
10 To men of the east I will give it and the Ammonites as a possession, so that the Ammonites may not be remembered among the nations.
11 And I will execute judgments upon Moab, and they shall know that I am the LORD."
12 Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance and has greatly offended by avenging himself upon them,
13 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'I will also stretch out my hand upon Edom and will cut off man and beast from it, and I will make it desolate; from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.
14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall deal with Edom according to my anger and according to my fury, and they shall know my vengeance,'" says the Lord GOD.
15 Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge and have taken vengeance with a spiteful heart, to destroy it because of the old hatred,
16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: 'Behold, I will stretch out my hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes, and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I lay my vengeance upon them.'"
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