Ezekiel 35 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 Son of man, let your face be turned to Mount Seir, and be a prophet against it, 2 "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir; prophesy against it
3 And say to it, This is what the Lord has said: See, I am against you, O Mount Seir, and my hand will be stretched out against you, and I will make you a waste and a cause for wonder. 3 and say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against you, Mount Seir, and I will stretch out my hand against you and make you a desolate waste.
4 I will make your towns unpeopled and you will be a waste; and you will be certain that I am the Lord. 4 I will turn your towns into ruins and you will be desolate. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
5 Because yours has been a hate without end, and you have given up the children of Israel to the power of the sword in the time of their trouble, in the time of the punishment of the end: 5 " 'Because you harbored an ancient hostility and delivered the Israelites over to the sword at the time of their calamity, the time their punishment reached its climax,
6 For this cause, by my life, says the Lord, because you have been sinning through blood, blood will come after you. 6 therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will give you over to bloodshed and it will pursue you. Since you did not hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue you.
7 And I will make Mount Seir a cause for wonder and a waste, cutting off from it all comings and goings. 7 I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and cut off from it all who come and go.
8 I will make his mountains full of those who have been put to death; in your valleys and in all your water-streams men will be falling by the sword. 8 I will fill your mountains with the slain; those killed by the sword will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines.
9 I will make you waste for ever, and your towns will be unpeopled: and you will be certain that I am the Lord. 9 I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
10 Because you have said, The two nations and the two countries are to be mine, and we will take them for our heritage; though the Lord was there: 10 " 'Because you have said, "These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them," even though I the LORD was there,
11 For this cause, by my life, says the Lord, I will do to you as you have done in your wrath and in your envy, which you have made clear in your hate for them; and I will make clear to you who I am when you are judged by me. 11 therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you.
12 And you will see that I the Lord have had knowledge of all the bitter things which you have said against the mountains of Israel, saying, They have been made waste, they are given to us to take for our heritage. 12 Then you will know that I the LORD have heard all the contemptible things you have said against the mountains of Israel. You said, "They have been laid waste and have been given over to us to devour."
13 And you have made yourselves great against me with your mouths, increasing your words against me; and it has come to my ears. 13 You boasted against me and spoke against me without restraint, and I heard it.
14 This is what the Lord has said: Because you were glad over my land when it was a waste, so will I do to you: 14 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate.
15 You will become a waste, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, even all of it: and you will be certain that I am the Lord. 15 Because you rejoiced when the inheritance of the house of Israel became desolate, that is how I will treat you. You will be desolate, O Mount Seir, you and all of Edom. Then they will know that I am the LORD.' "