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Ezekiel 25

Introduction

1God's vengeance, for their insolency against the Jews, upon the Ammonites;
8upon Moab and Seir;
12upon Edom;
15and upon the Philistines.

Verse 2

Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;
thy face
6:2; 20:46; 21:2; 35:2
the Ammonites
21:28-32; Genesis 19:38; Jeremiah 9:25,26; 25:21; 27:3; 49:1-6; Amos 1:13-15; Zephaniah 2:8-11
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 40:11 - all the Jews;  Jeremiah 40:14 - Ammonites;  Ezekiel 5:8 - in the;  Ezekiel 11:4 - GeneralEzekiel 25:10 - with the Ammonites;  Ezekiel 26:2 - Aha;  Ezekiel 28:21 - set;  Ezekiel 29:2 - set;  Ezekiel 38:2 - set;  Daniel 11:17 - set

Verse 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;
thou saidst
6,8; 26:2-21; 35:10-15; 36:2; Psalms 70:2,3; Proverbs 17:5; 24:17,18; Lamentations 2:21,22; 4:21; Micah 7:8
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:7 - GeneralNehemiah 4:7 - the Ammonites;  Isaiah 10:13 - For he saith;  Jeremiah 12:14 - against;  Jeremiah 24:9 - to be a;  Jeremiah 30:16 - GeneralJeremiah 33:24 - thus;  Jeremiah 50:11 - ye were;  Lamentations 1:21 - they are;  Lamentations 2:16 - We have swallowed;  Ezekiel 18:2 - the land;  Ezekiel 22:16 - take thine inheritance in thyself;  Zephaniah 2:8 - the revilings;  Zechariah 1:15 - and

Verse 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.
men
Heb. children.
Judges 6:3,33; 7:12; 8:10; 1 Kings 4:30; Josephus expressly states, that five years after the destruction of Jerusalem, Nebuchadnezzar turned his arms against the Ammonites and Moabites, and entirely subjugated them; and it is probable, that the Arabs, and other nations east of Judah, then took possession of their cities, and enjoyed the fruits of their land. The country of Moab and Ammon is now inhabited by the Bedouin Arabs; where they pasture their flocks, and, no doubt, make the ruins of Rabbah, their one proud capital, "a stable for camels," and other cattle. See Note on 2; 12:26.
of the east
Genesis 29:1; Numbers 23:7; Isaiah 41:2
they shall eat
Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:33,51; Judges 6:3-6; Isaiah 1:7; 32:8,9; 65:22
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 49:2 - that I will;  Lamentations 1:14 - delivered;  Ezekiel 25:10 - the men

Verse 5

And I will make Rabbah a stable for camels, and the Ammonites a couchingplace for flocks: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
Rabbah
21:20
Rabbath
2 Samuel 12:26
a stable
Isaiah 17:2; 32:14; Zephaniah 2:14,15
and ye
8; 24:24; 26:6; 30:8; 35:9; 38:23; Psalms 83:18; Isaiah 37:20
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 20:1 - Rabbah;  Ezekiel 23:49 - and ye shall know;  Ezekiel 25:11 - and they;  Ezekiel 25:17 - they shall;  Amos 1:14 - Rabbah;  Zephaniah 2:6 - the sea

Verse 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;
thou hast
Job 27:23; 34:37; Jeremiah 48:27; Lamentations 2:15; Nahum 3:19; Zephaniah 2:15
hands
Heb. hand. stamped.
6:11
feet
Heb. foot. rejoiced.
15; 35:15; 36:5; Nehemiah 4:3,4; *marg:; Proverbs 24:17; Obadiah 1:12; Zephaniah 2:8,10
heart
Heb. soul.
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:7 - GeneralNehemiah 2:10 - it grieved;  Jeremiah 10:25 - eaten;  Jeremiah 40:11 - all the Jews;  Lamentations 1:21 - they are;  Lamentations 2:16 - We have swallowed;  Lamentations 4:21 - be glad;  Ezekiel 23:32 - thou shalt be;  Ezekiel 25:3 - thou saidst;  Ezekiel 26:2 - Aha;  Micah 7:8 - Rejoice;  Habakkuk 1:15 - therefore;  Zechariah 2:8 - the nations

Verse 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.
I will stretch
13,16; 14:9; 35:3; Zephaniah 1:4
and will
Jeremiah 49:2; Amos 1:14
a spoil
or, meat.
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 15:6 - stretch;  Lamentations 1:14 - delivered;  Ezekiel 24:24 - ye shall;  Ezekiel 26:5 - and it;  Ezekiel 26:6 - and they;  Ezekiel 28:23 - and they shall;  Obadiah 1:12 - rejoiced;  Zechariah 2:8 - the nations

Verse 8

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;
Moab
Numbers 24:17; Psalms 83:4-8; Isaiah 15:1-16; 25:10; Jeremiah 25:21; 48:1-47; Amos 2:1-3; Zephaniah 2:8-11
Seir
12-14; 35:1-15; Deuteronomy 2:5; Isaiah 34:1-17; 63:1-6; Jeremiah 27:3; 49:7-22; Amos 2:11,12; Obadiah 1:1-9
the house
Isaiah 10:9-11; 36:18-20
Reciprocal: Genesis 33:14 - unto Seir;  Deuteronomy 30:7 - GeneralJeremiah 40:11 - all the Jews;  Jeremiah 48:27 - was not;  Lamentations 1:21 - they are;  Lamentations 4:21 - be glad;  Ezekiel 25:3 - thou saidst;  Ezekiel 25:5 - and ye;  Ezekiel 35:2 - mount;  Ezekiel 36:5 - against all;  Joel 3:2 - and parted

Verse 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,
side
or, shoulder. Beth-jeshimoth.
Joshua 13:20
Baal-meon
Numbers 32:37,38; Joshua 13:17,19; Jeremiah 48:23
Reciprocal: Numbers 33:49 - Bethjesimoth;  1 Chronicles 5:8 - Baalmeon;  Jeremiah 48:8 - and no;  Jeremiah 48:12 - wanderers;  Jeremiah 48:21 - the plain;  Amos 2:1 - of Moab

Verse 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.
the men
with the Ammonites
or, against the children of Ammon.
may
21:32; Psalms 83:3-6; Isaiah 23:16
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 48:12 - wanderers;  Ezekiel 26:2 - she is

Verse 11

And I will execute judgments upon Moab; and they shall know that I am the LORD.
I will
17; 5:8,10,15; 11:9; 16:41; 30:14,19; 39:21; Psalms 9:16; 149:7; Jude 1:15
upon
Jeremiah 9:25,26; 25:21; 48:1-47
and they
5; 35:15
Reciprocal: Exodus 7:4 - by great;  Ezekiel 12:15 - GeneralEzekiel 24:24 - ye shall;  Ezekiel 26:6 - and they;  Ezekiel 28:23 - and they shall;  Ezekiel 33:29 - shall

Verse 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;
Because
8; 35:1-15; 2 Chronicles 28:17,18; Psalms 137:7; Jeremiah 49:7-22
taking vengeance
Heb. revenging, revengement.
Genesis 27:41,42; Amos 1:11,12; Obadiah 1:10-16
Reciprocal: Genesis 25:23 - the elder;  Genesis 36:1 - GeneralDeuteronomy 30:7 - General2 Chronicles 28:9 - because the Lord God;  Isaiah 34:5 - upon Idumea;  Jeremiah 25:21 - Edom;  Jeremiah 40:11 - all the Jews;  Lamentations 4:21 - the cup;  Ezekiel 25:15 - Because;  Ezekiel 35:2 - and prophesy;  Ezekiel 35:5 - thou hast had;  Ezekiel 36:5 - with despiteful;  Joel 3:4 - will ye;  Zechariah 1:15 - and;  Zechariah 2:8 - the nations;  Romans 12:19 - avenge

Verse 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.
I will also
7,16; Isaiah 34:1-17; 63:1-6; Lamentations 4:21,22; Malachi 1:3,4
and will
14:8,13,17,19-21; 29:8; Genesis 6:7; Jeremiah 7:20
Teman
Genesis 36:11; Jeremiah 49:7,20; Obadiah 1:9; Habakkuk 3:3
of Dedan shall fall by the sword
or, shall fall by the sword unto Dedan.
Jeremiah 25:23; 49:8
Reciprocal: Genesis 25:3 - Dedan;  Genesis 36:15 - duke Teman;  1 Chronicles 1:32 - Dedan;  1 Chronicles 1:45 - Temanites;  Jeremiah 49:13 - a desolation;  Jeremiah 49:17 - Edom;  Ezekiel 35:9 - perpetual;  Obadiah 1:10 - and

Verse 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.
by the hand
This was fulfilled by the Maccabees, who not only entirely subjugated them, but obliged them to receive circumcision.
Genesis 27:29; Isaiah 11:14; 63:1-6; Jeremiah 49:2
and they shall know
Deuteronomy 32:35,36; Psalms 58:10,11; Nahum 1:2-4; Hebrews 10:30,31; Revelation 6:16,17
Reciprocal: Jeremiah 16:21 - I will this;  Jeremiah 49:13 - a desolation;  Ezekiel 24:24 - ye shall;  Ezekiel 25:17 - they shall;  Ezekiel 26:6 - and they;  Obadiah 1:10 - and;  Malachi 1:3 - laid;  Malachi 1:4 - The people;  Romans 13:4 - revenger

Verse 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;
Because
6,12; Isaiah 14:29-31; Jeremiah 25:20; 47:1-7; Joel 3:4-21; Zephaniah 2:4-7; Amos 1:6-8; Zechariah 9:5-8
dealt
2 Chronicles 28:18; Psalms 83:7; Isaiah 9:12
to destroy
Judges 14:1-16; 1 Samuel 4:1-6; 13:1-14; 17:1-58; 21:1-15; 2 Samuel 8:1-18; 1 Chronicles 7:21
for the old hatred
or, with perpetual hatred.
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 30:7 - GeneralIsaiah 14:30 - and I;  Jeremiah 50:11 - ye were;  Lamentations 1:21 - they are;  Lamentations 2:16 - We have swallowed;  Ezekiel 35:5 - perpetual hatred;  Ezekiel 36:5 - with despiteful;  Zechariah 2:8 - the nations;  Luke 6:28 - despitefully

Verse 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.
I will stretch
These predictions against the Philistines, Edomites, and others, seem to have been fulfilled by by Nebuchadnezzar during the siege of Tyre. Berosus states that he subdued Syria, Arabia, Phoenicia, and Egypt; and now their very names have no existence, except in history.
7,13
Cherethims
1 Samuel 30:14; 2 Samuel 15:18; Zephaniah 2:4,5-15
Cherethites
and destroy.
Jeremiah 47:4
sea coasts
or, haven of the sea.
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 8:18 - the Cherethites;  Jeremiah 47:5 - the remnant;  Jeremiah 47:7 - the sea;  Amos 1:6 - Gaza;  Amos 1:8 - I will cut;  Obadiah 1:19 - the plain

Verse 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.
I will
11; 5:15
vengeance
Heb. vengeances. they shall.
5,11,14; 6:7; Psalms 9:16 Reciprocal: Exodus 7:5 - Egyptians;  Ezekiel 24:24 - ye shall;  Ezekiel 26:6 - and they;  Ezekiel 28:23 - and they shall;  Daniel 4:17 - that the living;  Hosea 9:7 - Israel

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/ezekiel-25.html.