New International Reader's Version

Ezekiel 35

A Prophecy Against Edom

1A message from the Lord came to me. The Lord said, “Son of man, turn your attention to Mount Seir. Prophesy against it. Tell it, ‘The Lord and King says, “Mount Seir, I am against you. I will reach out my powerful hand against you. I will turn you into a dry and empty desert. I will destroy your towns. Your land will become empty. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

“ ‘ “People of Edom, you have been Israel’s enemies for a long time. You let many Israelites be killed by swords when they were in great trouble. At that time I used Nebuchadnezzar to punish them and destroy them completely. Now I will hand you over to murderers. They will hunt you down. You murdered others. So murderers will chase you. And that is just as sure as I am alive,” announces the Lord and King. “I will turn Mount Seir into a dry and empty desert. No one will be able to go anywhere or do anything there. I will fill your mountains with dead bodies. Some of those who are killed by swords will fall down dead on your hills. Others will die in your valleys and in all your canyons. I will make your land empty forever. No one will live in your towns. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

10 “ ‘ “You said, ‘The nations of Israel and Judah will belong to us. We will take them over.’ You said that, even though I was there. I am the Lord. 11 You were full of anger, jealousy and hatred toward my people. So I will punish you. When I judge you, they will know that I am the Lord. And that is just as sure as I am alive,” announces the Lord and King. 12 “You will know that I have heard all the terrible things you said. You said them about those who live in the mountains of Israel. You made fun of them. You said, ‘They have been destroyed. They’ve been handed over to us. Let’s wipe them out.’ 13 You bragged that you were better than I am. You spoke against me. You did not hold anything back. But I heard it.” ’ ” 14 The Lord and King says, “The whole earth will be glad. But I will make your land empty. 15 You were happy when the land of Israel became empty. So I will treat you in the same way. Mount Seir, you will be empty. So will the whole land of Edom. Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

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。’