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Ezekiel 35:1-15

35  And Jehovah’s word came to me 2  “Man, set your face toward the highland of Seʽir and prophesy about it, 3  and say to it ‘Says the Lord Jehovah, Have at you, highland of Seʽir! I will stretch my hand over you and make you a desolation and a horror; 4  I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be a desolation and shall know that I am Jehovah. 5  Since you have harbored eternal enmity and laid the sons of Israel low by the sword in their time of calamity, at a time of final guilt, 6  therefore by my life, quoth the Lord Jehovah, for bloodshed you stand condemned and bloodshed shall pursue you, 7  and I will make the highland of Seʽir a desolation and a horror and will strip it of goers and comers, 8  and fill its mountains with bleeding bodies. In your hills and your valleys and all your gorges men stabbed down with swords shall fall. 9  I will reduce you to perpetual desolation, and your cities shall never be inhabited; and you shall know that I am Jehovah. 10*  Whereas you are saying of these two nations and these two countries “They shall be mine and we will take possession of them,” when Jehovah was there, 11***  therefore by my life, quoth the Lord Jehovah, I will do the like of your deeds of anger and jealousy which you did to them out of your hatred, and will make myself known for the way I do justice on you. 12  And you shall know that I Jehovah heard the contumelious things you said of the highlands of Israel, “They are desolate; they are given to us to eat up,” 13*  and your blustering against me and using plentiful words against me—I heard it. 14*  Says the Lord Jehovah, 15*  As you made merry for the estate of the house of Israel over its being desolate, I will do the same to you: you shall be a desolation, highland of Seʽir and all Edom, all of it, and you shall know that I am Jehovah.’

Footnotes

35:10 Or are saying “These two nations and these two countries, they shall
35:11 Or will do things appropriate to your
35:11 Lit. your anger and jealousy
35:11 Lit. known for you as I
35:13 Conj. arrogant words
35:14 Var. Says the Lord Jehovah, As all the earth makes merry I will make a desolation for you, as you
35:15 Var. (with the longer form of verse 14) omit from As you made to same to you