Ezekiel 35:2

2 “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir; prophesy against it

Read Ezekiel 35:2 Using Other Translations

Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
"Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
“Son of man, turn and face Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people.

What does Ezekiel 35:2 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Ezekiel 35:2

Son of man set thy face against Mount Seir
Which had its name from Seir the Horite, who first possessed it; and was succeeded in it by Esau and his posterity, the Edomites; see ( Genesis 36:8 Genesis 36:9 Genesis 36:20 ) ( 14:6 ) ( Deuteronomy 2:12 ) , so that the country of Edom or Idumea is here intended, and the inhabitants of it; who are put for the enemies of the church and people of God in general, as these were the enemies of Israel and Judah; and particularly for Rome, which, as it was spiritually called Egypt and Sodom, so it may be called Edom, as it often is by the Jews: now the prophet is bid to turn his face towards this mountain or country, and look sternly at it, and severely threaten it. The Targum is,

``take up a prophecy against it;''
which is expressed in the next clause: and prophesy against it;
foretell things contrary to it, which relate to its destruction, as follows:
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