Ezekiel 25:12-14

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.’ ”

Ezekiel 25:12-14 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO EZEKIEL 25

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 25:12-14 In-Context

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.’ ”
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.’ ”
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.

Cross References 8

  • 1. S 2 Samuel 8:13-14; S 2 Chronicles 28:17; S Isaiah 11:14
  • 2. S Exodus 7:5; S Ezekiel 16:27
  • 3. Ezekiel 29:8
  • 4. S Ge 36:11,15,34
  • 5. Jeremiah 25:23
  • 6. S Jeremiah 49:10; S Ezekiel 14:17
  • 7. Ezekiel 35:11
  • 8. 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