Again a message came to me from the :
“Son of man, turn and face Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people.
Give them this message from the Sovereign : “I am your enemy, O Mount Seir, and I will raise my fist against you to destroy you completely.
I will demolish your cities and make you desolate. Then you will know that I am the .
“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.
As surely as I live, says the Sovereign , since you show no distaste for blood, I will give you a bloodbath of your own. Your turn has come!
I will make Mount Seir utterly desolate, killing off all who try to escape and any who return.
I will fill your mountains with the dead. Your hills, your valleys, and your ravines will be filled with people slaughtered by the sword.
I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know that I am the .
“For you said, ‘The lands of Israel and Judah will be ours. We will take possession of them. What do we care that the is there!’
Therefore, as surely as I live, says the Sovereign , 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 by what I do to you.
References for Ezekiel 35:11
Then you will know that I, the , 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!’
In saying that, you boasted proudly against me, and I have heard it all!
“This is what the Sovereign says: The whole world will rejoice when I make you desolate.
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 .