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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ezekiel 25:12

Thus saith the Lord God
Concerning Seir or the Edomites, the prophecy concerning the Moabites being finished: because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking
vengeance:
or, "revenging a revenge" F23; the Edomites bore an old grudge against the Jews, not only because their father Jacob had got the birthright and blessing from their father Esau; but because they were made tributaries to them in David's time, and afterwards severely chastised by Amaziah; these things they laid up in their minds, and vowed revenge whenever they had an opportunity; and now one offered at the destruction of Jerusalem, which they took: and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them:
not only by rejoicing at the destruction of the Jews, but by encouraging the Babylonians in it; assisting them therein, joining with them in plundering the city, and in cutting off those with the sword who endeavoured to make their escape; see (Psalms 137:7) (Obadiah 1:12-14) .


FOOTNOTES:

F23 (Mqn Mqnb) "in ulciscendo ultionem", Montanus, Starckius.

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Bibliography Information
Gill, John. "Commentary on Ezekiel 25:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=eze&chapter=025&verse=012>. 1999.