Ezekiel 25:16

16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.[a]

Ezekiel 25:16 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 25:16

Therefore thus saith the Lord God
Because of such wretched malice and despiteful usage: behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines;
as is foretold, ( Jeremiah 47:1 ) , and I will cut off the Cherethims:
one of the tribes of the Philistines, a principal part of their country, which lay to the south, ( 1 Samuel 30:14 ) ( Zephaniah 2:5 ) , there is a beautiful play on words F9 in the Hebrew: and destroy the remnant of the seacoast;
as that of Ashdod, Caphtor, and Ashkelon, formerly spoiled by other persons; what they left should now be utterly destroyed; see ( Isaiah 20:1 ) ( Jeremiah 25:20 ) ( Jeremiah 47:4 Jeremiah 47:5 )


FOOTNOTES:

F1 (Mytrk ta ytrkhw) .

Ezekiel 25:16 In-Context

14 And I will lay my vengeance upon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord GOD.
15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the Philistines have dealt by revenge, and have taken vengeance with a despiteful heart, to destroy it for the old hatred;
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will stretch out mine hand upon the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cherethims, and destroy the remnant of the sea coast.
17 And I will execute great vengeance upon them with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. sea coast: or, haven of the sea