Ezekiel 35

1The word of the Lord came to me. He said, 2“Son of man, look toward Mount Seir, and speak against it for me. 3Say to it, 'The Lord my Master says these things: “'I am against you, Mount Seir! I will punish you. I will make you an empty wasteland. 4I will destroy your cities. And you will become empty. Then you will know that I am the Lord. 5Why? Because you have always been against my people. You used your sword against Israel at the time of their trouble, at the time of their final punishment.’” 6So the Lord my Master says, “By my life I promise that I will let death have you. Death will chase you. You did not hate killing people. So death will chase you. 7And I will make Mount Seir an empty ruin. I will kill every person that comes from that city. And I will kill every person that tries to go into that city. 8I will cover its mountains with dead bodies. Those dead bodies will be all over your hills, in your valleys, and in all your ravines. 9I will make you empty forever. No one will live in your cities. Then you will know that I am the Lord.” 10You said, “These two nations and countries ˻(Israel and Judah)˼ will be mine. We will take them for our own.” But the Lord is there! 11And the Lord my Master says, “You were jealous of my people. You were angry at them and you were hateful to me. So by my life, I promise that I will punish you the same way you hurt them! I will punish you and let my people know that I am with them. 12And then you too will know that I have heard all your insults. You said many bad things against the mountain of Israel. You said, 'Israel has been destroyed! We will chew them up like food!’ 13And you were proud and said things against me. You spoke too many times and I have heard every word you said! Yes, I heard you.” 14The Lord my Master says these things, “All the earth will be happy when I destroy you 15You were happy when the country of Israel was destroyed. I will treat you the same way. Mount Seir and the whole country of Edom will be destroyed. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

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