Ezekiel 36


36:1 Also thou son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel,
 and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:
36:2 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy had said against
 you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:
36:3 Therefore prophesy and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
 Because they have made [you] desolate, and swallowed you up on
 every side, that ye might be a possession to the residue of the
 heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and [are]
 an infamy of the people:
36:4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the
 Lord GOD; Thus saith the Lord GOD to the mountains, and to the
 hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys, to the desolate
 wastes, and to the cities that are forsaken, which became a
 prey and derision to the residue of the heathen that [are]
 around;
36:5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Surely in the fire of my
 jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and
 against all Edom, who have appointed my land into their
 possession with the joy of all [their] heart, with despiteful
 minds, to cast it out for a prey.
36:6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say
 to the mountains, and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the
 valleys, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I have spoken in my
 jealousy and in my fury, because ye have borne the shame of the
 heathen:
36:7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have lifted up my
 hand, Surely the heathen that [are] about you, they shall bear
 their shame.
36:8 But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your
 branches, and yield your fruit to my people of Israel; for they
 are at hand to come.
36:9 For behold, I [am] for you, and I will turn to you, and ye
 shall be tilled and sown:
36:10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel,
 [even] all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and the
 wastes shall be built.
36:11 And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall
 increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old
 states, and will do better [to you] than at your beginnings:
 and ye shall know that I [am] the LORD.
36:12 Yes, I will cause men to walk upon you, [even] my people
 Israel; and they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their
 inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave them [of
 men].
36:13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say to you, Thou
 [land] devourest men, and hast bereaved thy nations;
36:14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave
 thy nations any more, saith the Lord GOD.
36:15 Neither will I cause [men] to hear in thee the shame of
 the heathen any more, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of
 the people any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nations to
 fall any more, saith the Lord GOD.
36:16 Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying,
36:17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own
 land, they defiled it by their own way and by their doings:
 their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman.
36:18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them for the blood that
 they had shed upon the land, and for their idols [with which]
 they had polluted it:
36:19 And I scattered them among the heathen, and they were
 dispersed through the countries: according to their way and
 according to their doings I judged them.
36:20 And when they entered among the heathen, whither they
 went, they profaned my holy name, when they said to them, These
 [are] the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his
 land.
36:21 But I had pity for my holy name, which the house of Israel
 had profaned among the heathen, whither they went.
36:22 Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
 GOD; I do not [this] for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for
 my holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen,
 whither ye went.
36:23 And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned
 among the heathen, which ye have profaned in the midst of them;
 and the heathen shall know that I [am] the LORD, saith the Lord
 GOD, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
36:24 For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you
 out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
36:25 Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be
 clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will
 I cleanse you.
36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I
 put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of
 your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.
36:27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk
 in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do [them].
36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your
 fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
36:29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I
 will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine
 upon you.
36:30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the
 increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach
 of famine among the heathen.
36:31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings
 that [were] not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own
 sight for your iniquities, and for your abominations.
36:32 Not for your sakes do I [this], saith the Lord GOD, be it
 known to you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O
 house of Israel.
36:33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have
 cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause [you]
 to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be built.
36:34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay
 desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
36:35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become
 like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined
 cities [are become] fortified, [and] are inhabited.
36:36 Then the heathen that are left around you shall know that
 I the LORD build the ruined [places], [and] plant that which
 was desolate: I the LORD have spoken [it], and I will do [it].
36:37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet [for] this be inquired
 of by the house of Israel, to do [it] for them; I will increase
 them with men like a flock.
36:38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn
 feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men:
 and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.
 
 

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