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Ezekiel - Chapter 35

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1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,

2 'Son of man, turn towards Mount Seir and prophesy against it.

3 Say to it, "The Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I am against you, Mount Seir; I shall stretch out my hand against you; I shall make you a desolate waste;

4 I shall lay your towns in ruins. You will become a waste and you will know that I am Yahweh.

5 Since, following a long-standing hatred, you betrayed the Israelites to the sword on the day of their distress, on the day when an end came for their guilt,

6 very well, as I live -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- I destine you to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you. I swear it; you have incurred guilt by shedding blood, and bloodshed will pursue you.

7 I shall make Mount Seir a desolate waste and denude it of anyone travelling to and fro.

8 I shall fill its mountains with its slaughtered; on your hills, in your valleys and in all your ravines, those slaughtered by the sword will fall.

9 I shall make you a perpetual waste, your towns will never be inhabited again, and you will know that I am Yahweh.

10 "Since you said: The two nations and the two countries will be mine; we are going to take possession of it, although Yahweh was there,

11 very well, as I live -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- I shall act with the same anger and jealousy as you acted in your hatred for them. I shall make myself known for their sake, when I punish you,

12 and you will know that I, Yahweh, have heard all the blasphemies which you have uttered against the mountains of Israel, such as: They have been laid waste, they have been given to us for us to devour.

13 Great was your insolence towards me, many your speeches against me; I have heard!

14 Lord Yahweh says this: To the joy of the whole world, I shall make you a waste.

15 Since you rejoiced because the heritage of the House of Israel had been laid waste, I shall do the same to you, Mount Seir; and you will become a waste, and so will the whole of Edom; and they will know that I am Yahweh.' "


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December 15th, 2019

Reading 1, Isaiah 35:1-6, 10
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
Gospel, Matthew 11:2-11
Reading 2, James 5:7-10

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