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Matthew Henry's Commentary

Ezekiel Chapter 35

prophecy against Edom.

Verses 1-9: All who have God against them, have the word of God against them. Those that have a constant hatred to God and his people, as the carnal mind has, can only expect to be made desolate for ever.

Verses 10-15: When we see the vanity of the world in the disappointments, losses, and crosses, which others meet with, instead of showing ourselves greedy of worldly things, we should sit more loose to them. In the multitude of words, not one is unknown to God; not the most idle word; and the most daring is not above his rebuke. In the destruction of the enemies of the church, God designs his own glory; and we may be sure that he will not come short of his design. And when the fulness of the Jews and Gentiles shall come into the church, all antichristian opposers shall be destroyed.

 


David 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.