35:2 Son of man, set thy face against mount a Seir, and prophesy against it,
(a) Where the Idumeans dwelt.
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]
(b) When by their punishment I called them from
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.
will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not d
return: and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
(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 thee.
(g) As you have done cruelly, so will you be
(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 their destruction.