Ezekiel 35:9

9 I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 35:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
ESV
9 I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
NLT
9 I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know that I am the LORD .
MSG
9 I'll reduce you to ruins and all your towns will be ghost towns - population zero. Then you'll realize that I am God.
CSB
9 I will make you a perpetual desolation; your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 35:9 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 35:9

I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall
not return
To their former dignity and glory; should not be built and inhabited again, but lie waste for ever: this agrees with what is prophesied of Edom, ( Malachi 1:4 ) and will be true of Rome or Babylon when destroyed; it will never rise more, but be like a millstone in the midst of the sea, ( Revelation 18:21 ) : and ye shall know that I am the Lord; (See Gill on Ezekiel 35:4).

Ezekiel 35:9 In-Context

7 I will make Mount Seir a desolate waste and cut off from it all who come and go.
8 I will fill your mountains with the slain; those killed by the sword will fall on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines.
9 I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
10 “ ‘Because you have said, “These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them,” even though I the LORD was there,
11 therefore as surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will treat you in accordance with the anger and jealousy you showed in your hatred of them and I will make myself known among them when I judge you.

Cross References 2

  • 1. Obadiah 1:10
  • 2. S Isaiah 34:5-6; S Jeremiah 49:13