Ezekiel 35 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The LORD's word came to me: 1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 Human one, face Mount Seir, and prophesy against it. 2 "Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir; prophesy against it
3 Say to it, The LORD God proclaims: I'm against you, Mount Seir! I will use my power against you. I will make you into a desolate wasteland, 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 turn your cities into ruins, and you will become a desolation. Then you will know 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 you nursed an ancient grudge, you handed the Israelites over to the sword in the time of their distress, during their final punishment. 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 So now the LORD God proclaims: As surely as I live, I will prepare you for blood, and blood will pursue you. Because you don't hate bloodshed, bloodshed will pursue 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 I will turn Mount Seir into a desolate wasteland, when I cut off from it both passerby and homecomer. 7 I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and cut off from it all who come and go.
8 I will fill its highlands—your hills and your valleys, and all your ravines—with its slain. Those who are slain by the sword will fall on them. 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 turn you into an eternal desolation. Your cities won't be inhabited, and you will know 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 You said, "These two nations and these two territories are mine. We will take possession of them even if the LORD is 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 Therefore, the LORD God proclaims: As surely as I live, I will act according to the anger and zeal you displayed when you dealt with them so hatefully. When I judge you, I will make myself known to them, 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 know that I am the LORD. I've heard the lies and libels that you uttered against Israel's highlands when you said, "They are laid waste. They've been given to us to consume." 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 With your mouths you exalted yourselves against me and spoke your words against me. I myself heard it! 13 You boasted against me and spoke against me without restraint, and I heard it.
14 The LORD God proclaims: As the whole world rejoices, I will turn you into a desolation. 14 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate.
15 Just as you rejoiced over the house of Israel's inheritance because it became desolate, so I will deal with you. Mount Seir, you will become a desolation, with all of Edom, all of it. Then they will know 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.' "