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Ezekiel 25

Judgments against the Ammonites. (1-7) Against the Moabites, Edomites, and Philistines. (8-17)

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Judgments against the Ammonites

1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

2 Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

3 And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; 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 thee to the men of the east for a possession, and they shall set their palaces in thee, and make their dwellings in thee: they shall eat thy fruit, and they shall drink thy milk.

5 And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couching place for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

6 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast clapped thine hands, and stamped with the feet, and rejoiced in heart with all thy despite against the land of Israel;

7 Behold, therefore I will stretch out mine hand upon thee, and will deliver thee for a spoil to the heathen; and I will cut thee off from the people, and I will cause thee to perish out of the countries: I will destroy thee; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

Against the Moabites, Edomites, and Philistines

8 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;

9 Therefore, behold, I will open the side of Moab from the cities, from his cities which are on his frontiers, the glory of the country, Bethjeshimoth, Baalmeon, and Kiriathaim,

10 Unto the men of the east with the Ammonites, and will give them in possession, 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 saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;

13 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword.

14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD.

15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine 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 shall lay my vengeance upon them.

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G Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Ver. 2-3. Ammon. These nations were punished five years after the Jews. C. xxi. 19. Jer. xxvii. 3. C. — “Egypt, Syria, PhÅ“nicia, and Arabia,” were conquered. Beros. — Hast. God saw their dispositions, which they manifested afterwards. C. — They rejoiced most, and were therefore punished with other nations. W.

Ver. 4. East; the Chaldeans, (Sanct.) who conquered them, (H.) though the Scenite Arabs, who occupied the country after the inhabitants were removed, or the Armenians and Agarens, are rather meant than the Chaldees. W.

Ver. 5. Rabbath, the capital city of the Ammonites: it was afterwards called Philadelphia. Ch. — Flocks. These constituted the riches of those Arabians.

Ver. 7. Lord, and that it was not through impotence that my people became a prey. Ammon and Moab returned after some time. v. 10. C. xvi. 53. Jer. xlix. 6.

Ver. 8. Seir; Idumea. — Nations, whose gods could not defend them. C. — Thus they blasphemed the Lord. Theod.

Ver. 9. Shoulder; reduce to slavery, (H.) or take the strong places, (Jer. xlviii. 7. C.) or cities and strength of Moab. W.

Ver. 10. With, or “like thee.” Moab (v. 11.) shall be treated like Ammon. H. — Heb. “As for the,” &c. C.

Ver. 12. Revenge; exhorting the Chaldeans to destroy utterly, (Ps. cxxxvi. 7.) and seizing every opportunity of injuring the Jews. 2 Par. xxviii. 18. Amos i. 11.

Ver. 13. South. Heb. “Theman,” a city at one extremity. The Chaldeans laid waste the country, (C. xxxii. 29.) but did not remove the people, who seized the southern parts of Juda, till they were forced to submit to the Machabees.

Ver. 15. Enmities. They also watched every moment to injure the Jews, Amos i. 5. But Nabuchodonosor was irritated, because they had assisted Tyre. Jer. xlvii. 4.

Ver. 16. Killers. Heb. “Ceretheans.” David’s guards were of this nation. 2 K. viii. 18. They came originally from Crete; and the Sept. have here, “Cretans;” (C.) as Grabe substitutes for “Judges of Sidon.” H. — Chal. “archers.” — Remnant. They deserve not the name of a nation, having been much reduced by Egypt and the Chaldeans. C.