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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Ezekiel 35:10-15

Here is, I. A further account of the sin of the Edomites, and their bad conduct towards the people of God. We find the church complaining of them for setting on the Babylonians, and irritating them against Jerusalem, saying, Rase it, rase it, down with it, down with it (Ps. 137:7), inflaming a rage that needed no spur; here it is further charged upon them that they triumphed in Jerusalem's ruin and in the desolations of the country. Many blasphemies they spoke against the mountains of Israel,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 35:12

And thou shall know that I am the Lord ,.... By the judgments executed upon Edom, and so upon antichrist; for God is known by the judgments he executes, both by good and bad men, Psalm 9:16 , and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel ; the people of Israel and Judah literally, and the churches and people of God figuratively: so antichrist is said to open his mouth in blasphemies, and to blaspheme the tabernacle of God, and them... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Ezekiel 35:12

They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume - They exulted in seeing Judea overrun; and they rejoiced in the prospect of completing the ruin, when the Chaldeans had withdrawn from the land. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 35:1-15

Special punishment of special sin. Very painful must it be to an intelligent spirit to be the executor of Jehovah's vengeance upon transgressors: the pain is only one remove the less to announce the coming doom. Yet, as we gain broader and clearer views of God's administration, we discover that the suffering of a few brings advantage to the many. The splendor and the rare excellence of God's righteousness are thereby clearly revealed. And gradually we perceive that pain and pleasure are... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 35:1-15

Features to be found in penalty. When God is obliged to be "against" a man or a people, as he was against Edom ( Ezekiel 35:2 ), he (it) may look for these three things in the retribution which impends— I. AN INFLICTION ANSWERING IN CHARACTER TO THE SIN . "Because thou hast given over … to the power of the sword … therefore … I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee" ( Ezekiel 35:5 , Ezekiel 35:6 ). Our Lord also himself tells us that "they who... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 35:10-13

The supreme mistake. The two striking and significant sentences in this passage are in the tenth and thirteenth verses: "And Jehovah was there" ( Ezekiel 35:10 ); "I have heard" ( Ezekiel 35:13 ). They bring out— I. EDOM 'S GREAT MISCALCULATION . No doubt Edom had its princes, its statesmen, its warriors, of whom it was proud, on whose sagacity and prowess it was leaning. But however astute her ministers may have been, they made one great and fatal mistake—they left out of... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 35:11-13

I will make myself known among them —Israel and Judah; not to thee ( LXX ; Hitzig, Ewald)— when I have judged thee . Edom's wickedness should be requited by his being made to suffer the indignities he designed to heap on Israel. In him the lextalionis should have full sway. Edom's misconception as to Jehovah's relation to the land and people should be corrected when Jehovah should rise up in judgment against him. Those judgments should in the first instance be a revelation to Israel... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Ezekiel 35:11-15

The Lord's identification of himself with Israel. A careless reader might possibly consider that a passage like this exemplifies prophetic partiality; that Ezekiel, because himself a Jew by birth and by sentiment, was disposed to represent the Supreme as upon his side and against his countrymen's enemies; that the view given of the Eternal is of a Ruler whose government is distinguished by favoritism. But further consideration will show that this is not the case. The cause of Israel was... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Ezekiel 35:7-12

Ezekiel 35:7-12. Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate Hebrew, לשׁממה ושׁממה , a desolation and a desolation, or, a desolation and an astonishment, as Bishop Newton renders it, following the reading of several MSS. And cut off from it him that passeth out, &c. No travellers shall go forward or backward in it with safety: see the margin. And thy cities shall not return Thy cities shall not be restored to thee again. This was exactly fulfilled; for the Nabatheans having driven... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Ezekiel 35:1-15

Edom punished (35:1-15)Since the Jews were to inherit their land again, any foreign nation that attempted to occupy that land for itself had to be overcome. One such nation was Edom, symbolized here by its distinctive landmark, Mt Seir (35:1-4). Edom had a long record of bitter hatred of Israel, and with wicked vindictiveness had gladly helped Babylon crush Jerusalem in 587 BC. Therefore, Edom itself will be crushed. It will suffer the slaughter it made Jerusalem suffer. Its people will be... read more

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