Ezekiel - Chapter 35 | Good News Translation

  • 1. The LORD spoke to me.
  • 2. "Mortal man," he said, "denounce the country of Edom.
  • 3. Tell the people what I, the Sovereign LORD, am saying: "I am your enemy, mountains of Edom! I will make you a desolate wasteland.
  • 4. I will leave your cities in ruins And your land desolate; Then you will know that I am the LORD.
  • 5. "You were Israel's constant enemy and let her people be slaughtered in the time of her disaster, the time of final punishment for her sins.
  • 6. So then---as surely as I, the Sovereign LORD, am the living God---death is your fate, and you cannot escape it. You are guilty of murder, and murder will follow you.
  • 7. I will make the hill country of Edom a wasteland and kill everyone who travels through it.
  • 8. I will cover the mountains with corpses, and the bodies of those who are killed in battle will cover the hills and valleys.
  • 9. I will make you desolate forever, and no one will live in your cities again. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
  • 10. "You said that the two nations, Judah and Israel, together with their lands, belonged to you and that you would possess them, even though I, the LORD, was their God.
  • 11. So then, as surely as I, the Sovereign LORD, am the living God, I will pay you back for your anger, your jealousy, and your hate toward my people. They will know that I am punishing you for what you did to them.
  • 12. Then you will know that I, the LORD, heard you say with contempt that the mountains of Israel were desolate and that they were yours to devour.
  • 13. I have heard the wild, boastful way you have talked against me."
  • 14. The Sovereign LORD says, "I will make you so desolate that the whole world will rejoice at your downfall,
  • 15. just as you rejoiced at the devastation of Israel, my own possession. The mountains of Seir, yes, all the land of Edom, will be desolate. Then everyone will know that I am the LORD."