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Judgment Announced and Israel’s Final Restoration Promised
1. The message against Mount Seir and Idumea (Ezekiel 35:1-15 )
2. The message of comfort to Israel (Ezekiel 36:1-38 )
Ezekiel 35:1-15 . This is another judgment message, which is closely related to the coming restoration of Israel. When the Lord is merciful to His people and bestows upon them the promised blessings, He will also deal with their enemies in judgment. Edom was the most bitter enemy of Israel, their blood-relation. The judgment threatened here was executed upon Edom; but it has a prophetic meaning of the judgment which is in store for the enemies of God’s people when the times of the Gentiles end and God arises in behalf of His suffering and persecuted people.
Then, in Ezekiel 35:14-15 , we hear of the time of rejoicing which will come for His people when their enemies are judged Deuteronomy 32:43 .
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Gaebelein, Arno Clemens. "Commentary on Ezekiel 35". "Gaebelein's Annotated Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13