Ezekiel 35:14

14 This is what the Sovereign LORD says: While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate.

Read Ezekiel 35:14 Using Other Translations

Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
Thus says the Lord GOD: While the whole earth rejoices, I will make you desolate.
“This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The whole world will rejoice when I make you desolate.

What does Ezekiel 35:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 35:14

Thus saith the Lord God, when the whole earth rejoiceth
When it shall go well with the world in general, and the inhabitants of it; when they shall enjoy great peace and prosperity. Jarchi has a very good note upon this clause,

``when I shall take my kingdom; for then the earth will rejoice, as it is said, the Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;''
so when Christ takes to himself his great power, and reigns, his church and people will rejoice, ( Revelation 11:16 Revelation 11:17 ) , as well as at the destruction of antichrist, as follows: I will make thee desolate;
for so some render it, "the whole earth rejoiceth when I make thee desolate"; or, "so shall all the earth rejoice in the desolation which I shall make for thee" F3; see ( Revelation 18:20 ) ( Revelation 19:1 Revelation 19:2 ) and which agrees with what follows:

F3 "Sic laetabitur omnis terra in desolatione quam faciam tibi", Vatablus.
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