word of the LORD
25:1 word of the LORD. In a new session of divine inspiration, the prophet’s attention is finally turned away from Israel to her immediate neighbors—Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia. These had all been almost constant enemies of Israel and Judah, and now were either aiding the Babylonians or gloating over the defeat of God’s people. For this, they must also be judged. Then, in Ezekiel 27–32, two additional sets of prophecies are given through Ezekiel—first against Phoenicia (with her great cities, Tyre and Sidon), then against Egypt. All these prophecies have largely been fulfilled, with certain aspects yet to be accomplished in the last days.