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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Ezekiel Chapter 35

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Ezekiel
Date Penned: BC 571
Overview: Messages of Hope (c 33-48)
Theme: Restoring the People (c 33-39)
Message: Edom will be Wiped Out (v 1-15)
 
Ezekiel: Chapter 35 Commentary
 

(35:1) Ezekiel gave another prophecy against Edom, also called Seir, his first prophecy against Edom is found in chapter 25. In this prophecy, Ezekiel is probably using Edom to represent all the nations opposed to God’s people. In chapter 36 it says that Israel will be restored, while this chapter says that Edom, God‘s enemies, will be the “laid desolate“


(35:2) Edom offered to help destroy Jerusalem and rejoiced when the city fell. Edom’s long standing hostility against God’s people resulted in God’s judgment against them.

(35:6-8) Ezekiel prophesies not only against the people of Edom, but also against the mountains and land. Mountains, symbols of strength and power, represent the pride of these people who thought they could get away with evil. Edom’s desire for revenge turn against it. They receive the punishment they were so hasty to give out. God has a way of Turning our treatment of others into a boomerang. So we are reminded in scripture to  be careful in your judgment of others. 

 


Dave Burnette's Life Application


Defeated

 

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue the Book of Ezekiel with Chapter 35. In our text today we see how Edom will be wiped out. Here Edom represents the enemies against God. In making application we see the enemies of God still making an attempt to eliminate Israel and the people of God. Their names change from the Edomites, to the Hittites, to Jebusites, etc. the list goes on and on to the enemies of today. Yet the little nation of Isreal remains and all the enemies of the past and present will pass away defeated by the God of the Bible. How about you? Do you see the current path of the enemies of God? Let us learn from out text today and the prophecy of Ezekiel to see that God is Sovereign and History unfold as the enemies of God are defeated by the God of the Bible. 

 

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Ezekiel 35

Ezekiel 35

 1Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,

 2Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,

 3And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.

 4I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.

 5Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:

 6Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.

 7Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.

 8And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.

 9I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

 10Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:

 11Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.

 12And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.

 13Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.

 14Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.

 15As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.