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 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