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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ezekiel 35

 

 

Introduction
1The judgment of mount Seir for their hatred of Israel, and insulting over their distress.

Verse 1
Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
21:1; 22:1; 34:1; 2 Peter 1:21

Verse 2
Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
set
6:2; 20:46; 21:2; 25:2; Isaiah 50:7; Ephesians 6:19
mount
25:8; Genesis 32:3; 36:8,9; Deuteronomy 2:5; Joshua 24:4; 2 Chronicles 20:10,22,23; 25:11-14
and prophesy
25:12-14; 32:29; Psalms 83:3-18; Isaiah 34:1-17; 63:1-6; Jeremiah 9:25,26; Jeremiah 49:7-22; Lamentations 4:21,22; Amos 1:11,12; Obadiah 1:1,10-14

Verse 3
And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
I am
5:8; 21:3; 29:3,10; Jeremiah 21:13; Nahum 2:13; 3:5
and I will stretch
6:14; Jeremiah 6:12; 15:6; 51:25
most desolate
Heb. desolation and desolation.
7; 5:15

Verse 4
I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
lay
9; 6:6; Joel 3:19; Malachi 1:3,4
and thou
9,12; 6:7; Exodus 9:14; 14:4

Verse 5
Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:
thou hast had
12; 25:12; Genesis 27:41,42; Psalms 137:7; Amos 1:11; Obadiah 1:10-16
perpetual hatred
or, hatred of old.
25:15
shed the blood of
Heb. poured out. force. Heb. hands.
Jeremiah 18:21
in the
21:25,29; Psalms 137:7; Daniel 9:24; Obadiah 1:11

Verse 6
Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
I will
Psalms 109:16; Isaiah 63:2-6; Obadiah 1:15; Matthew 7:2; Revelation 16:5-7; 18:6,24; 19:2,3
sith
Psalms 109:17

Verse 7
Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
most desolate
Heb. desolation and desolation.
3,9; 33:28; *marg:
passeth
29:11; Judges 5:6,7; 2 Chronicles 15:5,6

Verse 8
And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.
31:12; 32:4,5; 39:4,5; Isaiah 34:2-7

Verse 9
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
I will make
After being subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, about five years after the destruction of Jerusalem, many of the Edomites, during the Babylonian captivity, being driven from their ancient habitation by the Nabatheans, seized upon the south-western part of Judea; but afterwards they were conquered by Hyrcanus, and reduced to the necessity of embracing the Jewish religion; and at last became either incorporated with that nation, or swallowed up and lost among the Nabathean Arabs, so that the very name was abolished and disused about the end of the first century after Christ. Their country is now barren; and their cities, even Bozra and Petra, totally demolished and in ruins.
perpetual
4; 25:13; Jeremiah 49:17,18; Zephaniah 2:9; Malachi 1:3,4
and ye
6:7; 7:4,9; 36:11

Verse 10
Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:
thou hast
36:5; Psalms 83:4-12; Jeremiah 49:1; Obadiah 1:13
whereas
or, though.
48:35; Psalms 48:1-3; 76:1; 132:13,14; Isaiah 12:6; 31:9; Zephaniah 3:15; Zechariah 2:5

Verse 11
Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.
I will even
Psalms 137:7; Amos 1:11; Matthew 7:2; James 2:13
and I
Psalms 9:16; 73:17,18

Verse 12
And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.
And thou
9; 6:7
I have heard
Psalms 94:9,10
they are given
36:2; Psalms 83:12
consume
Heb. devour.

Verse 13
Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
with
1 Samuel 2:3; 2 Chronicles 32:15,19; Isaiah 10:13-19; 36:20; 37:10,23,29; Daniel 11:36; Malachi 3:13; 2 Peter 2:18; Jude 1:15; Revelation 13:5,6
boasted
Heb. magnified. have multiplied.
Job 34:37; 35:16; Psalms 73:8,9; Ecclesiastes 10:14; *marg:
I have
12; Exodus 16:12; Numbers 14:27; 2 Kings 19:28; Jeremiah 29:23

Verse 14
Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
Isaiah 14:7,8; 65:13-15

Verse 15
As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
didst
36:2-5; Psalms 137:7; Proverbs 17:5; Lamentations 4:21; Obadiah 1:12,15
shalt
3,4
Idumea
36:5; Isaiah 34:5,6; Mark 3:8
and they
4,9; 39:6,7

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Ezekiel 35:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/ezekiel-35.html.

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Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 28 / Ordinary 33
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