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Ezekiel 25:3

25:3 Say to the Ammonites, ‘Hear the word of the sovereign Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says: You said “Aha!” about my sanctuary when it was desecrated, about the land of Israel when it was made desolate, and about the house of Judah when they went into exile.

Ezekiel 25:6

25:6 For this is what the sovereign Lord says: Because you clapped your hands, stamped your feet, and rejoiced with intense scorn 1  over the land of Israel,

Ezekiel 25:8

A Prophecy Against Moab

25:8 “This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Moab 2  and Seir say, “Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations.”

Ezekiel 25:15

A Prophecy Against Philistia

25:15 “This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘The Philistines 3  have exacted merciless revenge, 4  showing intense scorn 5  in their effort to destroy Judah 6  with unrelenting hostility. 7 

1 tn Heb “with all your scorn in (the) soul.”

2 sn Moab was located immediately south of Ammon.

3 sn The Philistines inhabited the coastal plain by the Mediterranean Sea, west of Judah.

4 tn Heb “have acted with vengeance and taken vengeance with vengeance.” The repetition emphasizes the degree of vengeance which they exhibited, presumably toward Judah.

5 tn Heb “with scorn in (the) soul.”

6 tn The object is not specified in the Hebrew text, but has been clarified as “Judah” in the translation.

7 tn Heb “to destroy (with) perpetual hostility.” Joel 3:4-8 also speaks of the Philistines taking advantage of the fall of Judah.

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