So we are all watching our TV’s as a written statement from Hamas is read out, which says  “October 7 is just a dress rehearsal.”

Incredulously shaking our heads, we say “What’s wrong with these Arabs? Don’t they love their children, wives and fellow Arabs?”

(Answer: I’m sure they do, but their hatred for Israel is greater.)

I mean an Israeli general has just come on and said “Israel will now deliver the mother of all thumpings to Hamas!”

But those who know the Bible are not surprised … all because of Esau’s perpetual hatred toward Jacob … it may have started out as “ancient” but has now become present, continuous and on-going.

It is not an enmity, hostility, rivalry, opposition or episodic state of mind, but pure hatred.

Here is the word of the LORD spoken by the prophet Ezekiel 2,600 years ago, against Esau (the Arabs, Mt Seir, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, UAE, the so called present day ‘Palestinians’… which they are not … and supporters thereof, all the Arab nations) … as follows …

“Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man (Ezekiel), set thy face against mount Seir (descendants of Esau), and prophesy against it, And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate. I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I AM THE LORD.

Because thou hast had a PERPETUAL HATRED, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:  

Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith (since and with) thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth. And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword. I will make thee PERPETUAL DESOLATIONS, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I AM THE LORD.” (Ezekiel 35:1-4,5-8,9)

How did this come about?
When Jacob, God’s blessed people of Israel (Romans 9:7-10,11-13), had their exodus from Egypt, its chief enemy, Esau, sought to wipe them out altogether … siding with all other nations intent of wiping them out.

As the Bible states, it was Esau that had the inheritance of Isaac, the land, but gave it up for a meal of lentils (Genesis 25;29-31,32-34). Jacob didn’t hate Esau as such, but simply deceived him as he was covetous (1 Samuel 15:23) … it was from that time on that Esau, and the Arabs, had his, and their perpetual hatred toward the Jews.  

Jacob (Israel) deceived Esau (the original Arab), but Esau has had a PERPETUAL HATRED toward Jacob since then.  

What do all the versions say? How far short do they come in meaning?

“ … perpetual enmity …” (Amplified) … “enmity” is not “hatred” but an active opposition or hostility … something that man should be able to fix up you think … thereby giving hope.

“ … perpetual enmity …” (Roman Catholic edition of the Revised Standard version)

… once again, “enmity” is not “hatred” but an “active opposition” or “hostility’ … something that man should be able to fix up you think … thereby giving hope.

“ … indefinitely lasting enmity …” (Jehovah’s Witness New World Translation) …

“indefinitely lasting” means an “unspecified period of time” … this means it could get fixed up tomorrow or next week or next year … … something that man should be able to fix up you think … thereby giving hope.

“ … Israel’s constant enemy …” (Good News) … an “enemy” will have active opposition or hostility or may not have hatred … and “constant” means remaining the same over a period of time … and continual meaning not continuous … … something that man should be able to fix up you think … thereby giving hope.

“ … you hate my people …” (The living Bible) … this could last a week or two … … something that man should be able to fix up you think … thereby giving hope.

“ … everlasting enmity …” (New American Standard) … NO! … the perpetual hatred of the King James Bible, of the Arab to Israel, will come to an end after the thousand year millennial reign and the new universe will enter into the day of God (2 Peter 3:12) … so this enmity, not hatred, will not be everlasting.

“ … ancient hatred …” (New King James) … NO! … “ancient” is not “perpetual” … with the former giving hope that a man-made solution could be found. “Perpetual” means “ancient” PLUS on-going, continuous with no let up.

“ … ancient hostility …” (New International Version) … “ancient” misses the meaning and a “hostility” is not a “hatred”.

So Dear Reader, all the versions give hope that a man-made solution may be found with peace conferences, treaties, “cease-fires” and such like.

The King James Bible says otherwise … there will be no peace until the Prince of Peace comes back (Isaiah 9:6).

To end this perpetual hatred of the Arab to the Jew, only God can do this.

The rapture of Christians being caught up will be the first step … and the rest will be history … as they say … prophetic future history.

The wheels have been in motion since Jacob deceived Esau and God is the only one that can bring all this to his end … MAN CAN NOT!

ONLY THE KING JAMES BIBLE BRINGS OUT THIS MEANING of perpetual hatred … not some watered down terms of the versions that attempt to give man some hope for a solution of his making.

All the ‘bible’ versions give hope to the LIE that man can solve the Middle East impossible gordian knot.

Harley Hitchcock
December 2023

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