Ezekiel 25:15-17

Prophecy Against Philistia

15 "Thus says the Lord GOD: Because 1the Philistines 2acted revengefully and took vengeance 3with malice of soul to destroy in never-ending enmity,
16 therefore thus says the Lord GOD, 4Behold, I will stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off 5the Cherethites and destroy the rest of the seacoast.
17 I will execute great vengeance on them 6with wrathful rebukes. 7Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I lay my vengeance upon them."

Ezekiel 25:15-17 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 25

In this chapter the prophet foretells the judgments of God upon the Ammonites, Moabites, Edomites, and Philistines, for their ill usage of the Jews; on the Ammonites, Eze 25:1-7, on the Moabites, Eze 25:8-11, on the Edomites, Eze 25:12-14, on the Philistines, Eze 25:15-17.

Ezekiel 25:15-17 In-Context

13 therefore thus says the Lord GOD, I will stretch out my hand against Edom and cut off from it man and beast. And I will make it desolate; from Teman even to Dedan they shall fall by the sword.
14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they shall do in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath, and they shall know my vengeance, declares the Lord GOD.
15 "Thus says the Lord GOD: Because the Philistines acted revengefully and took vengeance with malice of soul to destroy in never-ending enmity,
16 therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I will stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethites and destroy the rest of the seacoast.
17 I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I lay my vengeance upon them."

Cross References 7

  • 1. Jeremiah 25:20; Jeremiah 47:1; Joel 3:4; Amos 1:6; Zephaniah 2:4; See Isaiah 14:29-31
  • 2. ver. 12
  • 3. ver. 6; Ezekiel 36:5
  • 4. [See ver. 13 above]
  • 5. See 1 Samuel 30:14
  • 6. Ezekiel 5:15
  • 7. [ver. 14]