Ezekiel 35:9
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New International Version
I will make you desolate forever; your towns will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

New Living Translation
I will make you desolate forever. Your cities will never be rebuilt. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

English Standard Version
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
"I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

King James Bible
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will make you a perpetual desolation; your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am Yahweh."

International Standard Version
I will turn you into an everlasting wasteland, and your cities will never be inhabited. Then you'll learn that I am the LORD!

NET Bible
I will turn you into a perpetual desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited; and you shall know that I am the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will turn you into a permanent wasteland. Your cities will not be lived in. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
“I will make you an everlasting desolation, and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall never be restored; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
I will make you perpetual desolations, and your cities shall not return: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

American King James Version
I will make you perpetual desolations, and your cities shall not return: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

American Standard Version
I will make thee a perpetual desolation, and thy cities shall not be inhabited; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will make thee everlasting desolations, and thy cities shall not be inhabited: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord God.

Darby Bible Translation
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not be inhabited: and ye shall know that I [am] Jehovah.

English Revised Version
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not be inhabited: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

World English Bible
I will make you a perpetual desolation, and your cities shall not be inhabited; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
Desolations age-during I make thee, And thy cities do not return, And ye have known that I am Jehovah.
Study Bible
Prophecy against Mount Seir
8"I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will fall. 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,…
Cross References
Psalm 109:17
He also loved cursing, so it came to him; And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

Jeremiah 49:13
"For I have sworn by Myself," declares the LORD, "that Bozrah will become an object of horror, a reproach, a ruin and a curse; and all its cities will become perpetual ruins."

Jeremiah 51:62
and say, 'You, O LORD, have promised concerning this place to cut it off, so that there will be nothing dwelling in it, whether man or beast, but it will be a perpetual desolation.'

Ezekiel 25:13
therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also stretch out My hand against Edom and cut off man and beast from it. And I will lay it waste; from Teman even to Dedan they will fall by the sword.

Ezekiel 32:29
"There also is Edom, its kings and all its princes, who for all their might are laid with those slain by the sword; they will lie with the uncircumcised and with those who go down to the pit.

Ezekiel 35:4
"I will lay waste your cities And you will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 37:6
'I will put sinews on you, make flesh grow back on you, cover you with skin and put breath in you that you may come alive; and you will know that I am the LORD.'"

Obadiah 1:10
"Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered with shame, And you will be cut off forever.

Malachi 1:4
Though Edom says, "We have been beaten down, but we will return and build up the ruins"; thus says the LORD of hosts, "They may build, but I will tear down; and men will call them the wicked territory, and the people toward whom the LORD is indignant forever."
Treasury of Scripture

I will make you perpetual desolations, and your cities shall not return: and you shall know that I am the LORD.

I will make. After being subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, about five years after the destruction of Jerusalem, many of the Edomites, during the Babylonian captivity, being driven from their ancient habitation by the Nabatheans, seized upon the south-western part of Judea; but afterwards they were conquered by Hyrcanus, and reduced to the necessity of embracing the jewish religion; and at last became either incorporated with that nation, or swallowed up and lost among the Nabathean Arabs, so that the very name was abolished and disused about the end of the first century after Christ. Their country in now barren; and their cities, even Bozrah and Petra, totally demolished and in ruins.

perpetual

Ezekiel 35:4 I will lay your cities waste, and you shall be desolate, and you …

Ezekiel 25:13 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out my hand …

Jeremiah 49:17,18 Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goes by it shall …

Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, said the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely …

Malachi 1:3,4 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for …

and ye

Ezekiel 6:7 And the slain shall fall in the middle of you, and you shall know …

Ezekiel 7:4,9 And my eye shall not spare you, neither will I have pity: but I will …

Ezekiel 36:11 And I will multiply on you man and beast; and they shall increase …

Verse 9. - Thy cities shall not return, as in Ezekiel 16:55 (Authorized Version after the Keri); or, shall not be inhabited, as in Ezekiel 26:20; Ezekiel 29:11; Ezekiel 36:33 (LXX. and Revised Version, both of which follow the Chethib). Hengstenberg's translation, "Thy cities shall not sit," but lie prostrate, is not extremely happy. I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return,.... To their former dignity and glory; should not be built and inhabited again, but lie waste for ever: this agrees with what is prophesied of Edom, Malachi 1:4 and will be true of Rome or Babylon when destroyed; it will never rise more, but be like a millstone in the midst of the sea, Revelation 18:21,

and ye shall know that I am the Lord; See Gill on Ezekiel 35:4. 9. shall not return—to their former state (Eze 16:55); shall not be restored. The Hebrew text (Chetib) reads, "shall not be inhabited" (compare Eze 26:20; Mal 1:3, 4).35:1-9 All who have God against them, have the word of God against them. Those that have a constant hatred to God and his people, as the carnal mind has, can only expect to be made desolate for ever.
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