Ezekiel 25:15-17

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 25:15-17 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 25:15-17 In-Context

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.
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.’ ”

Cross References 10

  • 1. S Joshua 13:3; S 2 Chronicles 28:18
  • 2. S Psalms 73:8
  • 3. S 2 Chronicles 26:6; Amos 1:8; Jeremiah 47:1-7
  • 4. S 1 Samuel 30:14; Zephaniah 2:4-5
  • 5. S Ezekiel 20:33
  • 6. S Numbers 31:3
  • 7. Jeremiah 44:13
  • 8. S Exodus 6:2; S Exodus 8:22
  • 9. S Isaiah 11:14
  • 10. S Isaiah 14:30; Jeremiah 47:7; Joel 3:4