Ezekiel 25:8
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New International Version
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: 'Because Moab and Seir said, "Look, Judah has become like all the other nations,"

New Living Translation
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because the people of Moab have said that Judah is just like all the other nations,

English Standard Version
“Thus says the Lord GOD: Because Moab and Seir said, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,’

Berean Study Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Because Moab and Seir said, “Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,”

New American Standard Bible
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because Moab and Seir say, 'Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations,'

King James Bible
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the heathen;

Christian Standard Bible
"'This is what the Lord GOD says: Because Moab and Seir said, "Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations."

Contemporary English Version
The LORD God said, "The people of Moab thought Judah was no different from any other nation.

Good News Translation
The Sovereign LORD said, "Because Moab has said that Judah is like all the other nations,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is what the Lord GOD says: "Because Moab and Seir said, 'Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,'

International Standard Version
"This is what the Lord GOD says: 'Because Moab and Seir are claiming, "Judah's citizens are just like every other nation,"

NET Bible
"This is what the sovereign LORD says: 'Moab and Seir say, "Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations."

New Heart English Bible
"Thus says the Lord GOD: 'Because Moab and Seir say, "Look, the house of Judah is like all the nations";

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'This is what the Almighty LORD says: Moab and Seir said, "The nation of Judah is like all the other nations."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because that Moab and Seir do say: Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the nations,

New American Standard 1977
‘Thus says the Lord GOD, “Because Moab and Seir say, ‘Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations,’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Thus hath the Lord GOD said: Because Moab and Seir said, Behold, the house of the LORD is like unto all the Gentiles submitted to Babylon,

King James 2000 Bible
Thus says the Lord GOD; Because Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the nations;

American King James Version
Thus said the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like to all the heathen;

American Standard Version
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the nations;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord God: Because Moab and Seir have said: Behold the house of Juda is like all other nations:

Darby Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the nations,

English Revised Version
Thus saith the Lord GOD: Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the nations;

Webster's Bible Translation
Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like all the heathen;

World English Bible
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Because Moab and Seir say, Behold, the house of Judah is like all the nations;

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said the Lord Jehovah: Because of the saying of Moab and Seir: Lo, as all the nations is the house of Judah;
Study Bible
A Prophecy Against Moab
8This is what the Lord GOD says: ‘Because Moab and Seir said, “Look, the house of Judah is like all the other nations,” 9therefore I will indeed expose the flank of Moab beginning with its frontier cities—Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim—the glory of the land.…
Cross References
Isaiah 15:1
This is an oracle concerning Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! Kir in Moab is devastated, destroyed in a night!

Isaiah 25:10
For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain. But Moab will be trampled in his place as straw is trodden into the dung pile.

Jeremiah 48:1
Concerning Moab, this is what the LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: “Woe to Nebo, for it will be devastated. Kiriathaim will be captured and disgraced; the fortress will be shattered and dismantled.

Ezekiel 26:2
“Son of man, because Tyre has said of Jerusalem, ‘Aha! The gate to the nations is broken; it has swung open to me; now that she lies in ruins I will be filled,’

Amos 2:1
This is what the LORD says: “For three transgressions of Moab, even four, I will not revoke My judgment, because he burned the bones of the king of Edom to lime.

Amos 2:2
So I will send fire against Moab to consume the citadels of Kerioth. Moab will die in tumult, amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.

Zephaniah 2:8
I have heard the reproach of Moab and the insults of the Ammonites, who have taunted My people and threatened their borders.

Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the Lord GOD; Because that Moab and Seir do say, Behold, the house of Judah is like to all the heathen;

Moab

Numbers 24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not near: there …

Psalm 83:4-8 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; …

Isaiah 15:1-16:14 The burden of Moab. Because in the night Ar of Moab is laid waste, …

Isaiah 25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall …

Jeremiah 25:21 Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon,

Isaiah 48:1-22 Hear you this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of …

Amos 2:1-3 Thus said the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for four, …

Zephaniah 2:8-11 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children …

Seir

Ezekiel 25:12-14 Thus said the Lord GOD; Because that Edom has dealt against the house …

Ezekiel 35:1-10 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying…

Deuteronomy 2:5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, …

Isaiah 34:1-17 Come near, you nations, to hear; and listen, you people: let the …

Isaiah 63:1-6 Who is this that comes from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? …

Jeremiah 27:3 And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to …

Jeremiah 49:7-22 Concerning Edom, thus said the LORD of hosts; Is wisdom no more in …

Amos 2:11,12 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young men …

Obadiah 1:1 The vision of Obadiah. Thus said the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We …

the house

Isaiah 10:9-11 Is not Calno as Carchemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? is not Samaria …

Isaiah 36:18-20 Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, the LORD will deliver us…







(8) Moab and Seir.--The two nations, here mentioned together, are afterwards treated separately--Moab, Ezekiel 25:8-11, and Edom, Ezekiel 25:12-14. Moab, springing from the same source with Ammon, was closely associated with it in its history and fortune, and is denounced in nearly the same prophecies. It was a more settled and stronger people, and also contributed its quota to the armies of Nebuchadnezzar. Additional prophecies in regard to it may be found in Numbers 24:17 and Isaiah 15, 16, besides those immediately connected with the prophecies expressly against Ammon already cited. The Moabites, so far as they were separated from the Ammonites, lay immediately to the south of them.

Verse 8. - Moab and Seir. "Seir" stands elsewhere for Edom, but here appears as distinguished from it, the latter nation having a distinct message in Ver. 12. A possible explanation is found in 2 Chronicles 20:23, where we find Moab and Ammon joined together against the inhabitants of Mount Seir. The Moabites may have retained possession of it, and so Ezekiel may have coupled the two names together. Their sin also, like that of Ammon, is that they exulted in the fall of Jerusalem. It was come down to the level of other cities, no longer exalted above them by the blessing of Jehovah. The Moabite Stone, found in the ruins of Dibon ('Records of the Past,' 9:165), on which Mesha, King of Moab, narrates his conquests over neighboring nations, including Israel, testifies to the strength of the kingdom, and in Isaiah 15. and 16. it is represented as conspicuous for its pride. They too, like the Ammonites, served in Nebuchadnezzar's army (2 Kings 24:2). Thus saith the Lord God,.... By his servant the prophet, to whom the word of the Lord came; as concerning the Ammonites, so likewise concerning the Moabites, as follows:

because that Moab and Seir do say; that is, the Moabites, and the Edomites, which latter are meant by Seir, that being the seat of them; these lived near one another, and bore a like enmity to the Israelites and Jews, and had the same sentiments concerning them, and said the same things of them: only Moab is mentioned in the Septuagint and Arabic versions: the Moabites are first prophesied of, and then the Edomites, who both joined in saying, behold, the house of Judah is like unto all the Heathen; it fares no better with them than with the rest of the nations, who do not profess and serve the same God they do; they are fallen into the hands of the king of Babylon, as well as others; and have no more security against him, nor protection from him, than other people; they pretend to serve and worship the one only living and true God, and to be his covenant people, and to be favoured with privileges above all other nations; and yet are brought into the same miserable circumstances, and left in them, as others are; where is the God they boast of, and their superior excellence to the rest of the world? thus blasphemously, as well as wickedly, did they insult them, which was provoking to the Lord. The Targum renders it interrogatively,

in what do the house of Judah differ from all people?''

and so the Septuagint,

"behold, are not the house of Israel and Judah in like manner as all nations?''

Jerom, on the place, relates a fable of the Jews, that when the city and temple were opened, the Ammonites, Moobites, and Edomites, went into the temple, and saw the cherubim over the mercy seat, and said, as all nations worship images, so Judah hath the idols of their religion. Jarchi makes mention of such a Midrash, but with some difference. 8. Moab, Seir, and Ammon were contiguous countries, stretching in one line from Gilead on the north to the Red Sea. They therefore naturally acted in concert, and in joint hostility to Judea.

Judah is like … all … heathen—The Jews fare no better than others: it is of no use to them to serve Jehovah, who, they say, is the only true God.25:8-17 Though one event seem to the righteous and wicked, it is vastly different. Those who glory in any other defence and protection than the Divine power, providence, and promise, will, sooner or later, be ashamed of their glorying. Those who will not leave it to God to take vengeance for them, may expect that he will take vengeance on them. The equity of the Lord's judgments is to be observed, when he not only avenges injuries upon those that did them, but by those against whom they were done. Those who treasure up old hatred, and watch for the opportunity of manifesting it, are treasuring up for themselves wrath against the day of wrath.



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