But because they ministered to them before their idols and became a stumbling block of iniquity to the house of Israel, therefore have I lifted up my hand and sworn against them, says the Lord Yahweh, and they will bear the consequences of their iniquity. Bible see other translations

“lifted up my hand.” One way a person swore a solemn oath was to raise his hand and swear. See commentary on Genesis 14:22.

Commentary for: Ezekiel 44:12