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Ezekiel 35 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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A Message for Edom
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:1 - Again a message came to me from the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:2 - “Son of man, turn and face Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:3 - Give them this message from the Sovereign LORD:
“I am your enemy, O Mount Seir,
and I will raise my fist against you
to destroy you completely.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:4 - I will demolish your cities
and make you desolate.
Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:5 - “Your eternal hatred for the people of Israel led you to butcher them when they were helpless, when I had already punished them for all their sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:6 - As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, since you show no distaste for blood, I will give you a bloodbath of your own. Your turn has come!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:7 - I will make Mount Seir utterly desolate, killing off all who try to escape and any who return.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:8 - I will fill your mountains with the dead. Your hills, your valleys, and your ravines will be filled with people slaughtered by the sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:9 - I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:10 - “For you said, ‘The lands of Israel and Judah will be ours. We will take possession of them. What do we care that the LORD is there!’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:11 - Therefore, as surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, I will pay back your angry deeds with my own. I will punish you for all your acts of anger, envy, and hatred. And I will make myself known to Israel[fn] by what I do to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:12 - Then you will know that I, the LORD, have heard every contemptuous word you spoke against the mountains of Israel. For you said, ‘They are desolate; they have been given to us as food to eat!’
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:13 - In saying that, you boasted proudly against me, and I have heard it all!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:14 - “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The whole world will rejoice when I make you desolate.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 35:15 - You rejoiced at the desolation of Israel’s territory. Now I will rejoice at yours! You will be wiped out, you people of Mount Seir and all who live in Edom! Then you will know that I am the LORD.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew to them; Greek version reads to you.

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