The Message

Ezekiel 35

A Pile of Rubble

11-4 God’s Message came to me: “Son of man, confront Mount Seir. Prophesy against it! Tell them, ‘God, the Master, says:

“‘I’m coming down hard on you, Mount Seir.
    I’m stepping in and turning you to a pile of rubble.
I’ll reduce your towns to piles of rocks.
    There’ll be nothing left of you.
    Then you’ll realize that I am God.

5-9 “‘I’m doing this because you’ve kept this age-old grudge going against Israel: You viciously attacked them when they were already down, looking their final punishment in the face. Therefore, as sure as I am the living God, I’m lining you up for a real bloodbath. Since you loved blood so much, you’ll be chased by rivers of blood. I’ll reduce Mount Seir to a heap of rubble. No one will either come or go from that place! I’ll blanket your mountains with corpses. Massacred bodies will cover your hills and fill up your valleys and ditches. I’ll reduce you to ruins and all your towns will be ghost towns—population zero. Then you’ll realize that I am God.

10-13 “‘Because you said, “These two nations, these two countries, are mine. I’m taking over” (even though God is right there watching, right there listening), I’ll turn your hate-bloated anger and rage right back on you. You’ll know I mean business when I bring judgment on you. You’ll realize then that I, God, have overheard all the vile abuse you’ve poured out against the mountains of Israel, saying, “They’re roadkill and we’re going to eat them up.” You’ve strutted around, talking so big, insolently pitting yourselves against me. And I’ve heard it all.

14-15 “‘This is the verdict of God, the Master: With the whole earth applauding, I’ll demolish you. Since you danced in the streets, thinking it was so wonderful when Israel’s inheritance was demolished, I’ll give you the same treatment: demolition. Mount Seir demolished—yes, every square inch of Edom. Then they’ll realize that I am God!’”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

以西结书 35


1耶和华对我说: “人子啊,你要面向西珥山,发预言斥责它, 告诉它,主耶和华这样说,‘西珥山啊,我要与你为敌,伸手攻击你,使你荒凉不堪。 我要使你的城邑沦为废墟,一片荒凉,这样你就知道我是耶和华。 因为你永怀仇恨,在以色列人遭遇危难、因罪恶受尽刑罚的时候,把他们交在刀下。 所以主耶和华说,我凭我的永恒起誓,你既然不憎恨杀人流血之事,杀人流血之事必临到你。 我要使西珥山荒凉不堪,消灭一切来往此地的人, 我要使丧身刀下的人遍布你的高山、丘陵、山谷和溪流。 我要使你永远荒废,你的城邑杳无人迹,这样你就知道我是耶和华。

10 “‘因为你曾说,犹大和以色列必归我,即使上帝在那里,我们也要吞并他们。 11 所以主耶和华说,我凭我的永恒起誓,你憎恨他们,满腹怒气和嫉妒,我也必这样对待你。我审判你的时候,以色列人就会认识我。 12 那时,你必知道我耶和华听见了你毁谤以色列山岭的一切话,你说,这些山岭荒废了,归我们所有了。 13 你妄自尊大,肆意毁谤我,我都听见了。 14 主耶和华这样说,普天下欢乐的时候,我要使你荒凉。 15 你既因以色列的荒凉而幸灾乐祸,我要让你遭受同样的下场。西珥山啊,你和以东都要荒凉。这样,你们就知道我是耶和华。’