Ezekiel 25

A Prophecy Against Ammon

1 The word of the LORD came to me:
2 “Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites and prophesy against them.
3 Say to them, ‘Hear the word of the Sovereign LORD. This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you said “Aha!” over my sanctuary when it was desecrated and over the land of Israel when it was laid waste and over the people of Judah when they went into exile,
4 therefore I am going to give you to the people of the East as a possession. They will set up their camps and pitch their tents among you; they will eat your fruit and drink your milk.
5 I will turn Rabbah into a pasture for camels and Ammon into a resting place for sheep. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
6 For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet, rejoicing with all the malice of your heart against the land of Israel,
7 therefore I will stretch out my hand against you and give you as plunder to the nations. I will wipe you out from among the nations and exterminate you from the countries. I will destroy you, and you will know that I am the LORD.’ ”

A Prophecy Against Moab

8 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because Moab and Seir said, “Look, Judah has become like all the other nations,”
9 therefore I will expose the flank of Moab, beginning at its frontier towns—Beth Jeshimoth, Baal Meon and Kiriathaim—the glory of that land.
10 I will give Moab along with the Ammonites to the people of the East as a possession, so that the Ammonites will not be remembered among the nations;
11 and I will inflict punishment on Moab. Then they will know that I am the LORD.’ ”

A Prophecy Against Edom

12 “This is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘Because Edom took revenge on Judah and became very guilty by doing so,
13 therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will stretch out my hand against Edom and kill both man and beast. I will lay it waste, and from Teman to Dedan they will fall by the sword.
14 I will take vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel, and they will deal with Edom in accordance with my anger and my wrath; they will know my vengeance, declares the Sovereign LORD.’ ”

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,
16 therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am about to stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will wipe out the Kerethites and destroy those remaining along the coast.
17 I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I take vengeance on them.’ ”

Ezekiel 25 Commentary

Chapter 25

Judgments against the Ammonites. (1-7) Against the Moabites, Edomites, and Philistines. (8-17)

1-7. It is wicked to be glad at the calamities of any, especially of God's people; it is a sin for which he will surely reckon. God will make it appear that he is the God of Israel, though he suffers them for a time to be captives in Babylon. It is better to know Him, and to be poor, than to be rich and ignorant of him.

Verses 8-17 Though one event seem to the righteous and wicked, it is vastly different. Those who glory in any other defence and protection than the Divine power, providence, and promise, will, sooner or later, be ashamed of their glorying. Those who will not leave it to God to take vengeance for them, may expect that he will take vengeance on them. The equity of the Lord's judgments is to be observed, when he not only avenges injuries upon those that did them, but by those against whom they were done. Those who treasure up old hatred, and watch for the opportunity of manifesting it, are treasuring up for themselves wrath against the day of wrath.

Cross References 42

  • 1. S Ezekiel 13:17; Ezekiel 29:2
  • 2. S Ezekiel 21:28; Zephaniah 2:8-9
  • 3. Jeremiah 49:1-6
  • 4. S Psalms 35:21; Ezekiel 26:2; Ezekiel 36:2
  • 5. Zephaniah 2:8
  • 6. S Proverbs 17:5
  • 7. S Genesis 25:6; S Judges 6:3
  • 8. S Numbers 31:10
  • 9. Deuteronomy 28:33,51; S Judges 6:33
  • 10. S Deuteronomy 3:11; Ezekiel 21:20
  • 11. S S Isaiah 17:2
  • 12. S Numbers 24:10
  • 13. S Ezekiel 6:11; Obadiah 1:12; Zephaniah 2:8
  • 14. Zephaniah 1:4
  • 15. S Numbers 14:3
  • 16. Ezekiel 21:31
  • 17. ver 13-14,17; Amos 1:14-15
  • 18. S Genesis 19:37; S Deuteronomy 23:6; S Isaiah 16:6; Jeremiah 48:1; Amos 2:1
  • 19. S Genesis 14:6
  • 20. S Numbers 33:49
  • 21. S Numbers 32:3; S Joshua 13:17
  • 22. S Numbers 32:37; S Joshua 13:19
  • 23. Ezekiel 21:32
  • 24. Isaiah 15:9; Isaiah 16:1-14; Jeremiah 48:1; Amos 2:1-3
  • 25. S 2 Samuel 8:13-14; S 2 Chronicles 28:17; S Isaiah 11:14
  • 26. S Exodus 7:5; S Ezekiel 16:27
  • 27. Ezekiel 29:8
  • 28. S Ge 36:11,15,34
  • 29. Jeremiah 25:23
  • 30. S Jeremiah 49:10; S Ezekiel 14:17
  • 31. Ezekiel 35:11
  • 32. S Psalms 137:7; Ezekiel 32:29; Ezekiel 35:2-3; Ezekiel 36:5; Amos 1:11; Ob 1:1,10-16; Malachi 1:4
  • 33. S Joshua 13:3; S 2 Chronicles 28:18
  • 34. S Psalms 73:8
  • 35. S 2 Chronicles 26:6; Amos 1:8; Jeremiah 47:1-7
  • 36. S 1 Samuel 30:14; Zephaniah 2:4-5
  • 37. S Ezekiel 20:33
  • 38. S Numbers 31:3
  • 39. Jeremiah 44:13
  • 40. S Exodus 6:2; S Exodus 8:22
  • 41. S Isaiah 11:14
  • 42. S Isaiah 14:30; Jeremiah 47:7; Joel 3:4

Chapter Summary


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 Commentaries

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