Ezequiel 25

1 Jehovah continued to speak his word to me:

2 »Son of man set your face give attention toward the Ammonites and prophesy against them.

3 »Tell the Ammonites: ‘Hear the word of the Lord Jehovah! The Lord Jehovah says: »Because you said, Aha! Against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into exile,

4 »‘»I am going to give you to the sons of the east for a possession. They will set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you. They will eat your fruit and drink your milk.

5 »‘»I will make Rabbah a pasture for camels and the Ammonites a resting place for flocks. So you will know that I am Jehovah.« ’«

6 »The Lord Jehovah says: ‘Because you have clapped your hands and stamped your feet and rejoiced in your scorn against the land of Israel,

7 ‘»I have stretched out my hand against you and I will give you for spoil to the nations. I will cut you off from the peoples and make you perish from the lands. I will destroy you. Therefore, you will know that I am Jehovah.’

8 »The Lord Jehovah says: ‘Because Moab and Seir say, »Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations,

9 therefore, I am going to deprive the flank of Moab of its cities, of its cities which are on its frontiers, the glory of the land, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon and Kiriathaim,

10 and I will give it for a possession along with the Ammonites to the sons of the east, so that the Ammonites will not be remembered among the nations.

11 »‘»Thus I will execute judgments on Moab, and they will know that I am Jehovah.’

12 »The Lord Jehovah says: ‘Because Edom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has incurred grievous guilt, and avenged themselves upon them,

13 therefore the Lord Jehovah says: ‘I will also stretch out my hand exert my power against Edom and cut off man and beast from it. I will lay it waste! From Teman even to Dedan they will fall by the sword.

14 ‘I will lay my vengeance on Edom by the hand of my people Israel. Therefore, they will act in Edom according to my anger and according to my wrath. They will know my vengeance, declares the Lord Jehovah.« ’

15 »The Lord Jehovah says: Because the Philistines have acted in revenge and scorn and have taken vengeance to destroy with everlasting enmity,

16 therefore the Lord Jehovah says: ‘I will stretch out my hand exert power against the Philistines. I will even cut off the Cherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.

17 »‘»I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes. They will know that I am Jehovah when I lay my vengeance on them.« ’«