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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: Ezekiel
Book: Ezekiel
Chapter: 25

Judgments against the Ammonites. (1-7) Against the Moabites,
Edomites, and Philistines. (8-17)

1-7. It is wicked to be glad at the calamities of any,
especially of God's people; it is a Sin for which he will surely
reckon. God will make it appear that he is the God of Israel,
though he suffers them for a time to be captives in Babylon. It
is better to know Him, and to be Poor, than to be rich and
ignorant of him.

8-17 Though one event seem to the righteous and wicked, it is
vastly different. Those who Glory in any other defence and
protection than the Divine power, Providence, and promise, will,
sooner or later, be ashamed of their glorying. Those who will
not leave it to God to take vengeance for them, may expect that
he will take vengeance On them. The equity of the Lord's
judgments is to be observed, when he not only avenges injuries
upon those that did them, but By those against whom they were
done. Those who treasure up old Hatred, and watch for the
opportunity of manifesting it, are treasuring up for themselves
wrath against the Day of wrath.