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Ezekiel 35

A Message for Edom
 1  Again a message came to me from the LORD:  2  "Son of man, turn and face Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people.  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.
 4  I will demolish your cities
  and make you desolate.
Then you will know that I am the LORD.

   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.  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!  7  I will make Mount Seir utterly desolate, killing off all who try to escape and any who return.  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.  9  I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
   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!'  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 [11]  by what I do to you.  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!'  13  In saying that, you boasted proudly against me, and I have heard it all!
   14  "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The whole world will rejoice when I make you desolate.  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.
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