Designs of Avarice Defeated
Ezekiel 25:2
Son of man, set your face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

All their (the Tyrians) care was to get estates and enlarge their trade, and they looked upon Jerusalem not as an enemy, but as a rival. Tyre promised herself that the fall of Jerusalem would be an advantage to her in respect of trade and commerce, that now she shall have Jerusalem's customers. To be secretly pleased with the death or decay of others, when we are likely to get by it, with their fall when we may thrive upon it, is a sin that does most easily beset us. This comes from a want of that love to our neighbour as to ourselves which the law of God so expressly requires, and from that inordinate love of the world as our happiness which the love of God so expressly forbids. And it is just with God to blast the designs and projects of those who thus contrive to raise themselves upon the ruins of others; and we see they are often disappointed

( M. Henry.).

Parallel Verses
KJV: Son of man, set thy face against the Ammonites, and prophesy against them;

WEB: Son of man, set your face toward the children of Ammon, and prophesy against them:

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