Ezekiel 25:8 ” ‘This is what the Lord Yahveh says: Because Moab and Seir said, “Notice, the house of Judah is like all the other nations.”
Ezekiel 25:9 Therefore I am about to expose Moab’s flank beginning with its frontier cities, the splendor of the land: Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.
Ezekiel 25:10 I will give it along with Ammon to the people of the east as a possession so that Ammon will not be remembered among the nations.
Ezekiel 25:11 So I will execute judgments against Moab, and they will know that I am Yahveh.
Moab’s punishment for gloating over Judah’s fate was to experience an even worse fate. Both Moab and Ammon would become the prey of larger nations, and absorbed into them to such an extent that they no longer existed as ethnolinguistic people groups.
Redpath writes that the prophecy “had its first fulfillment in the subjugation of these peoples soon after the overthrow of Jerusalem by Nebuchadrezzar.”*
Eventually, both of these nations ceased to exist. They literally are no longer remembered among the nations. Such is the punishment for gloating over the misfortunes of God’s people.
LORD, give us compassion for all nations, and all peoples.
- *Redpath, Henry A. The Book of Prophet Ezekiel. (London: Methuen & Co, 1907), p.131.