Ezekiel 25:15

A Prophecy Against Philistia

15 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with malice in their hearts, and with ancient hostility sought to destroy Judah,

Read Ezekiel 25:15 Using Other Translations

Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;
"Thus says the Lord GOD: Because the Philistines acted revengefully and took vengeance with malice of soul to destroy in never-ending enmity,
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The people of Philistia have acted against Judah out of bitter revenge and long-standing contempt.

What does Ezekiel 25:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 25:15

Thus saith the Lord God
Once more, and concerning another enemy of the people of Israel, and who had been of old an implacable one: because the Philistines have dealt by revenge:
for what they suffered in the times of Saul, when Goliath was slain by David, and their army was discomfited; and for the overthrow of them by David, when he came to throne; and for his burning their images, and subduing them, ( 1 Samuel 17:51 1 Samuel 17:52 ) ( 2 Samuel 5:20 2 Samuel 5:21 2 Samuel 5:25 ) ( 8:1 ) , this revenge they took in the time of Ahaz, ( 2 Chronicles 28:18 ) , and very probably also showed their spite at the time of Jerusalem's destruction: and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the
old hatred;
which they bore to the people of Israel, from their first settlement in Canaan; from the times of the judges, particularly Samson; and from the times of Saul and David: it was an old grudge they bore, they had spite and malice in their hearts, and wanted an opportunity to vent it; having determined to take vengeance when they could, and utterly destroy them from being a people; very likely, through despite, they assisted the Chaldean army: or, this they did "with a perpetual hatred" F26; they did everything they could, in a spiteful and malicious way, to perpetuate the hatred between them and Israel.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 (Mlwe tbya) "inimictias perpetuas", Pagninus; "iuimietia perpetua", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator
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