35:2 Son of man, set thy face against mount a Seir, and
prophesy against it,
(a) Where the Idumeans dwelt.
35:5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed
[the blood of] the children of Israel by the force of the
sword in the time of their calamity, in the time [that
their] b iniquity [had] an end:
(b) When by their punishment I called them from their
35:6 Therefore, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare
thee to blood, and blood shall pursue thee: since thou hast
not c hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
(c) Except you repent your former cruelty.
35:9 I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities
shall not d return: and ye shall know that I [am] the
(d) That is, to their former estate.
35:10 Because thou hast said, e These two nations and these
two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it;
though the LORD was f there:
(e) Meaning, Israel and Judah.
(f) And so by fighting against God's people they should go
about to put him out of his own possession.
35:11 Therefore, [as] I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do
according to thy g anger, and according to thy envy
which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I
will make myself known among h them, when I have judged
(g) As you have done cruelly, so will you be cruelly
(h) Showing that when God punishes the enemies, the godly
ought to consider that he has a care over them and so
praise his name: and also that the wicked rage as
though there were no God, till they feel his hand to