Ezekiel 35:10
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New International Version
"'Because you have said, "These two nations and countries will be ours and we will take possession of them," even though I the LORD was there,

New Living Translation
"For you said, 'The lands of Israel and Judah will be ours. We will take possession of them. What do we care that the LORD is there!'

English Standard Version
“Because you said, ‘These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will take possession of them’—although the LORD was there—

New American Standard Bible
"Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there,

King James Bible
Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Because you said, 'These two nations and two lands will be mine, and we will possess them--though the LORD was there--

International Standard Version
"Because you have claimed, 'These two nations and these two lands are going to belong to me, and we will take possession of them, even though the LORD is there,'

NET Bible
"'You said, "These two nations, these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,"--although the LORD was there--

New Heart English Bible
"'"Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it'; whereas the LORD was there:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
" 'You said, "These two nations, Israel and Judah, along with their land, belong to us. We will take possession of them." But the LORD was there.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because thou hast said: These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there;

New American Standard 1977
“Because you have said, ‘These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,’ although the LORD was there,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them, whereas the LORD was there.

King James 2000 Bible
Because you have said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them; although the LORD was there:

American King James Version
Because you have said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:

American Standard Version
Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas Jehovah was there:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because thou hast said: The two nations, and the two lands shall be mine, and I will possess them by inheritance: whereas the Lord was there.

Darby Bible Translation
Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it, whereas Jehovah was there:

English Revised Version
Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:

Webster's Bible Translation
Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:

World English Bible
Because you have said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas Yahweh was there:

Young's Literal Translation
Because of thy saying: The two nations and the two lands are mine, and we have possessed it, And Jehovah hath been there;
Study Bible
Prophecy against Mount Seir
9"I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD. 10"Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there, 11therefore as I live," declares the Lord GOD, "I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you.…
Cross References
Psalm 48:1
A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, In the city of our God, His holy mountain.

Psalm 83:4
They have said, "Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation, That the name of Israel be remembered no more."

Psalm 132:13
For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His habitation.

Psalm 132:14
"This is My resting place forever; Here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

Isaiah 12:6
Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

Ezekiel 26:2
"Son of man, because Tyre has said concerning Jerusalem, 'Aha, the gateway of the peoples is broken; it has opened to me. I shall be filled, now that she is laid waste,'

Ezekiel 36:2
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Because the enemy has spoken against you, 'Aha!' and, 'The everlasting heights have become our possession,'

Ezekiel 36:5
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Surely in the fire of My jealousy I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who appropriated My land for themselves as a possession with wholehearted joy and with scorn of soul, to drive it out for a prey."

Ezekiel 48:35
"The city shall be 18,000 cubits round about; and the name of the city from that day shall be, 'The LORD is there.'"

Joel 3:2
I will gather all the nations And bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there On behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; And they have divided up My land.
Treasury of Scripture

Because you have said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:

thou hast

Ezekiel 36:5 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my jealousy …

Psalm 83:4-12 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; …

Jeremiah 49:1 Concerning the Ammonites, thus said the LORD; Has Israel no sons? …

Obadiah 1:13 You should not have entered into the gate of my people in the day …

whereas. or, though

Ezekiel 48:35 It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the …

Psalm 48:1-3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, …

Psalm 76:1 In Judah is God known: his name is great in Israel.

Psalm 132:13,14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his habitation…

Isaiah 12:6 Cry out and shout, you inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy …

Isaiah 31:9 And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes …

Zephaniah 3:15 The LORD has taken away your judgments, he has cast out your enemy: …

Zechariah 2:5 For I, said the LORD, will be to her a wall of fire round about, …

(10) These two countries shall be mine.--In Ezekiel 35:3-9 the sin charged upon Edom is its hatred of Israel; in Ezekiel 35:10-15, its desire to possess itself of Israel's inheritance. The two nations and countries are, of course, the two kingdoms of Israel and Judah.

Whereas the Lord was there.--This fact brings out the real sin. Edom desired Israel's possessions, not as it might have desired those of other nations, but knowing that this was the peculiar inheritance given by God to His people, and which it thought ought to have been given to itself as the elder branch, thus arraying itself in direct opposition to God.

Verse 10. - Because thou hast said. The second ground of Edom's punishment lay in this, that she had presumptuously as well as confidently exclaimed, not concerning Idumea and Judah, as Jerome conjectured, but concerning Israel and Judah when she saw them stripped of their inhabitants, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; "it" meaning either the region over which the two countries extended, or, as Schroder suggests, Jerusalem their common capital (see Ezekiel 36:2; and comp. Psalm 83:4-12). And what constituted the gravamen of Edom's offense was that she had so spoken, whereas (or, though) the Lord was there. It is not necessary, with the LXX. and Kliefoth, to read "is there," to guard against the supposition that Ezekiel designed to suggest that, though Jehovah had formerly been in the land, he was there no longer. But, in point of fact, Jehovah had for a time withdrawn his visible presence from the temple and the city (see Ezekiel 10:18; Ezekiel 11:22, 23), though he had by no means renounced his right to the land; and Edom's error lay in not regarding this, but in acting as if Jehovah had departed from Israel for ever (Havernick); or (better, "and") in thinking he could appropriate to himself what really belonged to Jehovah, viz. the territory out of which Israel and Judah had been cast (Hengstenberg). Because thou hast said, these two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it,.... Meaning either Idumea he was now possessed of, and Israel he hoped to be, upon the people of it being carried captive; or rather the two nations of Israel and Judah, and their countries; which he pleased himself with would fall into his hands, as next heir to them; the posterity of his brother being dispossessed of them. This may denote the claim that Rome makes upon each of the Protestant nations and countries; and which she will think all her own, and that she is in the possession of them, upon the slaying of the witnesses; and when she will say, "I sit a queen, and am no widow", Revelation 18:7.

Whereas the Lord was there; and heard their words, as Kimchi; and knew their thoughts, as Jarchi; so the Targum,

"and before the Lord the thoughts of the heart were manifest.''

The land of Judea was Immanuel's land; and as the Lord had been in it, and granted his gracious presence in the tabernacle and temple, so he still continued his powerful presence in it, to protect and keep it for his people; who should return to it after their captivity, and inhabit it until the Messiah came, who was to be born in it. Or it may be rendered, "though the Lord was" or "dwelt there" (x); denoting the great impiety and daring wickedness of the Edomites, to think and talk of possessing a country that was the Lord's, and where he was: and this holds good of the true reformed churches of Christ; the Lord is there, and therefore, though they may be brought very low, and antichrist may triumph over them, and imagine he has got them under his power again, where they shall continue; yet on a sudden his destruction will come, and their deliverance. Or, "where the Lord was" (y); but he has now departed, and will never return more, the temple being destroyed; so they said, encouraging themselves.

(x) "licet Dominus ibi habitaverit", Piscator. So Syr. (y) "Ubi Jehovah fuit", Junius & Tremellius, Polanus; "et Jehovah ibi fuit", Starckius. 10. So far from being allowed to enter on Israel's vacated inheritance, as Edom hoped (Eze 36:5; Ps 83:4, 12; Ob 13), it shall be that he shall be deprived of his own; and whereas Israel's humiliation was temporary, Edom's shall be perpetual.

Lord was there—(Eze 48:35; Ps 48:1, 3; 132:13, 14). Jehovah claimed Judea as His own, even when the Chaldeans had overthrown the state; they could not remove Him, as they did the idols of heathen lands. The broken sentences express the excited feelings of the prophet at Edom's wicked presumption. The transition from the "two nations and two countries" to "it" marks that the two are regarded as one whole. The last clause, "and Jehovah was there," bursts in, like a flash of lightning, reproving the wicked presumption of Edom's thought.35:10-15 When we see the vanity of the world in the disappointments, losses, and crosses, which others meet with, instead of showing ourselves greedy of worldly things, we should sit more loose to them. In the multitude of words, not one is unknown to God; not the most idle word; and the most daring is not above his rebuke. In the destruction of the enemies of the church, God designs his own glory; and we may be sure that he will not come short of his design. And when the fulness of the Jews and Gentiles shall come into the church, all antichristian opposers shall be destroyed.
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