Ezekiel 36


The Prophecy against the Mountains of Israel

And you, O son of man, prophesy against the mountains of Israel! and say to the mountains of Israel! Hear the word of the  lord! Thus says the Lord the  lord; Because [3said 4against you 1the 2enemy], Well done, [3desolate places 2the eternal 1for now 5our possession 4became]. On account of this, prophesy and say! Thus says the Lord the  lord; Because of you being dishonored, and being detested by the ones round about you, for you to be for a possession to the rest of the nations, and you ascended [2of discussion 1as a tongue], and a scorn to nations. On account of this, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the  lord. Thus says the  lord to the mountains, and to the hills, and to the rushing streams, and to the ravines, and to the places being made quite desolate, and being obliterated, and to the cities being abandoned, and became for plunder and for trampling to the [3being left behind 2nations 1surrounding]. On account of this, thus says the Lord the  lord; Assuredly by fire of my rage I spoke against the remaining nations, and against all Edom; for they gave my land to themselves for a possession with gladness, dishonoring lives, to obliterate in plunder. On account of this, prophesy over the land of Israel! and say to the mountains, and to the hills, and to the ravines, and to the groves! Thus says the  lord; Behold, I in my zeal and in my rage spoke against your scorning which nations bore to you. On account of this, thus says the Lord the  lord; I shall lift my hand against the nations, the ones surrounding you; these [2their dishonor 1shall bear]. But your [6O mountains 7of Israel 1grape 2and 3your fruit 5shall eat 4my people]; for they are hoping to come. For behold, I am for you, and I will look upon you, and you shall be worked and sown. 10 And I will multiply upon you men, all the house of Israel to the end. And [3shall be inhabited 1the 2cities], and the place being made desolate shall be built. 11 And I will multiply upon you men and cattle; and they shall be multiplied, and they shall be increased. And I will settle you as the time in your beginning. And [3good 1I will do 2you] as the things prior of you. And you shall know that I am the  lord. 12 And I will engender unto you men against my people Israel; and they shall inherit you, and you will be to them for a possession, and in no way shall you be added still to be made childless of them. 13 Thus says the Lord the  lord; Because they said to you, O her devouring men, and [2made childless 3by 4your nation 1you were]. 14 On account of this [3men 1no longer 2shall you devour], and [2your nation 1you shall not make] childless any more, says the Lord the  lord. 15 And [3shall not be heard 4any longer 5against 6you 1dishonor 2of nations]. And the scorning of peoples no way shall you bear any more, and your nation shall not be childless still, says the Lord the  lord.

The House of Israel Punished for Idolatry

16 And [3came 1the word 2of the  lord] to me, saying, 17 O son of man, the house of Israel dwelt upon their land, and they defiled it by their way, and by their uncleannesses; and according to the uncleanness of a woman sitting apart was their way before my face. 18 And I poured out my rage upon them for the blood of which they poured out upon the land; and in their abominations they tainted it. 19 And I scattered them into the nations, and winnowed them into the places. According to their way and according to their sin I judged them. 20 And they entered unto the nations of which they entered there. And they profaned [3name 1my 2holy] in the saying of them, [2the people 3of the  lord 1These are], and [2from out of 3his land 1they went forth]. 21 And I spared them on account of [3name 1my 2holy], which [3profaned 1the house 2of Israel] among the nations of which they entered there. 22 On account of this, say to the house of Israel! Thus says the Lord the  lord; Not to you do I act, O house of Israel, but because of [3name 1my 2holy] which you profaned among the nations of which you entered there. 23 And I will sanctify [3name 1my 2great] being profaned among the nations, which you profaned in the midst of them. And [3shall know 1the 2nations] that I am the  lord, says the Lord the  lord, in my being sanctified among you before their eyes. 24 And I will take you from out of the nations, and I will gather you from out of all the lands, and I will bring you into your land. 25 And I will sprinkle upon you clean water, and you shall be cleansed from all your uncleannesses; and [3from 4all 5your idols 1I will cleanse 2you].

The Promise of a New Heart and Spirit

26 And I will put in you [2heart 1a new], and [3spirit 2a new 1I will put] in you, and I will remove the [2heart 1stone] from your flesh, and I will give to you a heart of flesh. 27 And [2my spirit 1I will put] in you, and I shall make it that [2by 3my ordinances 1you shall go], and [2my judgments 1you shall keep], and you shall observe them. 28 And you shall dwell upon the land which I gave to your fathers; and you will be to me for a people, and I will be to you for God. 29 And I will deliver you from out of all your uncleannesses. And I will call for the grain, and I will multiply it, and I will not appoint [2unto 3you 1famine]. 30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the produce of the field, so that you should not take still the scorn of famine among the nations. 31 And you shall remember [3ways 1your 2evil], and your practices, the ones not good. And you shall loathe in front of them in your lawless deeds, and for your abominations. 32 Not for your sakes do I do this, says the Lord the  lord, [2made known 1it is 3to you]. Be ashamed and feel remorse for your ways, O house of Israel! 33 Thus says the Lord the  lord; In the day in which I shall cleanse you from out of all your lawless deeds, even I will settle the cities and [2shall be built up 1desolate places]. 34 And the land having been obliterated shall be worked; for reason that being obliterated according to the eyes of all traveling by. 35 And they shall say, That land, the one being obliterated was become as a garden of luxury; and the cities -- the desolate and ones having been obliterated, and having been razed, [2fortified 1they sat]. 36 And [3shall know 1the 2nations], as many as might be left behind round about you, that I the  lord built up the places having been demolished; and I planted the places having been obliterated. For I the  lord spoke, and I will act. 37 Thus says the Lord the  lord; Again for this I shall be sought by the house of Israel to deal with them; I will multiply them -- [2as 3sheep 1men], 38 as [2sheep 1holy], as sheep of Jerusalem in her holiday feasts; thus [4will be 1the 3cities 2desolate] full of sheep of men. And they shall know that I am the  lord.
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