Chapter 25

Judgment on Gentile Nations—Ammon

1 And the word of the Lord came to me saying,

2 “Son of man, set your face toward the asons of Ammon and prophesy against them,

3 and say to the sons of Ammon, ‘Hear the word of the Lord 1God! Thus says the Lord God, “Because you said, ‘aAha!’ 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 therefore, behold, I am going to give you to the asons of the east for a possession, and they will set their encampments among you and make their dwellings among you; they will beat your fruit and drink your milk.

5 “I will make aRabbah a pasture for camels and the sons of Ammon a resting place for flocks. Thus you will know that I am the Lord.”

6 ‘For thus says the Lord God, “Because you have aclapped your hands and stamped your feet and brejoiced with all the scorn of your soul against the land of Israel,

7 therefore, behold, I have astretched out My hand against you and I will give you for bspoil to the nations. And I will ccut you off from the peoples and dmake you perish from the lands; I will destroy you. Thus you will eknow that I am the Lord.”


8 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Because aMoab and Seir say, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations,’

9 therefore, behold, I am going to 1deprive the flank of Moab of its cities, of its cities which are on its 2frontiers, the glory of the land, aBeth-jeshimoth, bBaal-meon and cKiriathaim,

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

11 “Thus I will execute judgments on Moab, and they will know that I am the Lord.


12 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Because aEdom has acted against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and has incurred grievous guilt, and avenged themselves upon them,”

13 therefore thus says the Lord God, “I will also astretch out My hand against Edom and bcut off man and beast from it. And I will lay it waste; from cTeman even to dDedan they will fall by the sword.

14 “aI will lay My vengeance on Edom by the hand of My people Israel. Therefore, they will act in Edom baccording to My anger and according to My wrath; thus they will know My vengeance,” declares the Lord God.


15 ‘Thus says the Lord God, “Because the Philistines have acted in arevenge and have taken vengeance with scorn of soul to destroy with everlasting enmity,”

16 therefore thus says the Lord God, “Behold, I will astretch out My hand against the Philistines, even cut off the bCherethites and destroy the remnant of the seacoast.

17 “I will execute great vengeance on them with wrathful rebukes; and they will aknow that I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance on them.” ’ ”


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