Ezekiel 35:9

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I will make thee perpetuall desolations, & thy cities shall not returne, and ye shal know that I am the Lord
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I will make thee a perpetual desolation, and thy cities shall not be inhabited; and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I will make you waste for ever, and your towns will be unpeopled: and you will be certain that I am the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

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

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

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

Desolations age-during I make thee, And thy cities do not return, And ye have known that I [am] Jehovah.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Ezekiel 35:9


35:9 Return - To their former glory.


Discussion for Ezekiel 35

  • A disciple
    "..sith (since, to that) thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee." Esau was the firstborn son of Isaac, and Jacob's older twin brother; but he chose instead to be a son of the devil and a heathen hater of the Lord! Born into the chosen Family through whom Christ was announced to come into the world; from his youth Esau despised with deepest contempt the things of God and religion.
  • BSP
    Verse 15: The Edomites rejoiced at the downfall of their brothers the Israelites. This chapter shows that Jehovah God was displeased with this attitude and he would bring punishment upon the Edomites for this wrong attitude.
  • J.D.Jennings Sr
    I love it, I see what many end times scholars see, Russia leading the charge, possibly because of finds of Gold or Oil in Israel
  • Wm Boyd
    Those of Mt. Seir are Esau Edom the elder brother of Jacob. They are, as stated a perpetual enemy of Jacob Israel and are hated by The LORD God of Israel see Malachi 2 3. The context there is that God has always hated Esau and will always hate him. Esau Edom 's fate is set forth in Obidiah verse 18!
  • Bob Vogel
    This chapter is pertinent regarding the current 2014 conflict in Gaza, Libya, Iraq, and Syria. The key is verse 5 where it explains that the Arabs perpetual hatred of Israel and by association Christians and their acts of terrorism against civilians is the cause of their current, and upcoming destruction. Civil war is destroying the Arab nations from within. They have have killed innocent Jews at a time when God is restoring the fortunes of the nation of Israel.
  • Peeva Lawrence
    That we should not practise hatred&envy more especially against God's children; if we do we'll be punish.

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