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Ezekiel 25:1-17

25  And Jehovah’s word came to me 2  “Man, face toward the Bene-ʽAmmon and prophesy to them, 3  and say to the Bene-ʽAmmon ‘Hear Jehovah’s word! Says the Lord Jehovah, Since you are saying “ah there!” at my sanctuary because it is profaned and at the soil of Israel because it is desolated and at the house of Judah because they have gone into exile, 4  therefore here I am giving you to the eastern Beduins for their possession, and they shall plant their camps in you and put their domiciles in you; they it shall be that eat your fruits and that drink your milk; 5*  and I will make Rabbah a camel-walk and the Bene-ʽAmmon a sleeping-ground for sheep and goats; and you shall learn that I am Jehovah. 6  For the Lord Jehovah says, Since you clapped your hands and slapped your legs and rejoiced with all the spitefulness in your hearts over Israel’s soil, 7  therefore here I have stretched my hand out against you and will give you to be plunder for the nations and exterminate you from among the peoples and destroy you from among the countries; I will root you out, and you shall learn that I am Jehovah. 8*  “‘Says the Lord Jehovah, Since Moab is saying “There, the house of Judah is like all the nations,” 9**  therefore here I am laying open Moab’s upland from the cities at its frontier to the splendors of the country of Beth-ha-Jeshimoth, Baal-Meʽon, and Kirjathaim, 10***  to the eastern Beduins, over and above the Bene-ʽAmmon, and giving it to be taken possession of, in order that the Bene-’Ammon may not be remembered among the nations; 11  and on Moab I will execute judgments, and they shall learn that I am Jehovah. 12  “‘Says the Lord Jehovah, Since the Edomites have done things with a view to taking revenge on the house of Israel and have incurred a liability and revenged themselves on them, 13  therefore the Lord Jehovah says, And I will stretch out my hand against Edom and exterminate man and beast out of it, and make it a waste from Teman to Dedan; by the sword they shall fall. 14  And I will bring my revenge down on Edom by the hands of my people Israel, and they shall deal with Edom as my anger and ire would have them; and they shall know my revenge, quoth the Lord Jehovah. 15  “‘Says the Lord Jehovah, Since the Philistines have acted in a revengeful spirit and have taken revenge with hearty spitefulness, ravaging in inveterate enmity, 16  therefore the Lord Jehovah says, Here I am stretching out my hand against the Philistines and will exterminate the Cretans and destroy the remnant of the seacoast, 17  and will wreak upon them great revenges in ireful condemnation; and they shall learn that I am Jehovah when I bring my revenge down on them.’”


25:5 Conj. and the cities of ʽAmmon
25:8 Var. Moab and Seʽir are saying
25:9 Lit. Moab’s shoulder
25:9 (from the cities at its frontier) Susp.
25:10 (over and above) Unc.
25:10 Var. Bene-ʽAmmon; I am giving
25:10 Var. that Rabbah of the Bene-ʽAmmon may not Conj. that it may not