Ezekiel 25:8-11

Prophecy Against Moab and Seir

8 "Thus says the Lord GOD: Because 1Moab and 2Seir[a] said, 'Behold, the 3house of Judah is like all the other nations,'
9 therefore 4I will lay open the flank of Moab from the cities, from its cities on its frontier, the glory of the country, 5Beth-jeshimoth, 6Baal-meon, and 7Kiriathaim.
10 I will give it 8along with the Ammonites 9to the people of the East as a possession, 10that the Ammonites may be remembered no more among the nations,
11 11and I will execute judgments upon Moab. 12Then they will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 25:8-11 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 25:8-11 In-Context

6 For thus says the Lord GOD: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced with all the malice within your soul against the land of Israel,
7 therefore, behold, I have stretched out my hand against you, and will hand you over as plunder to the nations. And I will cut you off from the peoples and will make you perish out of the countries; I will destroy you. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
8 "Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Moab and Seir said, 'Behold, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,'
9 therefore I will lay open the flank of Moab from the cities, from its cities on its frontier, the glory of the country, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.
10 I will give it along with the Ammonites to the people of the East as a possession, that the Ammonites may be remembered no more among the nations,
11 and I will execute judgments upon Moab. Then they will know that I am the LORD.
12 "Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Edom acted revengefully against the house of Judah and has grievously offended in taking vengeance on them,
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.

Cross References 12

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Septuagint lacks and Seir