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Ezekiel 36 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:1 - "As for you, son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel, and say: 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD!
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:2 - This is what the sovereign LORD says: The enemy has spoken against you, saying "Aha!" and, "The ancient heights have become our property!"'
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:3 - So prophesy and say: 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: Surely because they have made you desolate and crushed you from all directions, so that you have become the property of the rest of the nations, and have become the subject of gossip and slander among the people,
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:4 - therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the sovereign LORD: This is what the sovereign LORD says to the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, and to the desolate ruins and the abandoned cities that have become prey and an object of derision to the rest of the nations round about -
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:5 - therefore this is what the sovereign LORD says: Surely I have spoken in the fire of my zeal against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, who with great joy and utter contempt have made my land their property and prey, because of its pasture.'
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:6 - "Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains and hills, the ravines and valleys, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: Look, I have spoken in my zeal and in my anger, because you have endured the insults of the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:7 - So this is what the sovereign LORD says: I vow that the nations around you will endure insults as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:8 - "'But you, mountains of Israel, will grow your branches, and bear your fruit for my people Israel; for they will arrive soon.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:9 - For indeed, I am on your side; I will turn to you, and you will be plowed and planted.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:10 - I will multiply your people - the whole house of Israel, all of it. The cities will be populated and the ruins rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:11 - I will increase the number of people and animals on you; they will increase and be fruitful. I will cause you to be inhabited as in ancient times, and will do more good for you than at the beginning of your history. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:12 - I will lead people, my people Israel, across you; they will possess you and you will become their inheritance. No longer will you bereave them of their children.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:13 - "'This is what the sovereign LORD says: Because they are saying to you, "You are a devourer of men, and bereave your nation of children,"
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:14 - therefore you will no longer devour people and no longer bereave your nation of children, declares the sovereign LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:15 - I will no longer subject you to the nations' insults; no longer will you bear the shame of the peoples, and no longer will you bereave your nation, declares the sovereign LORD.'"
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:16 - The word of the LORD came to me:
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:17 - "Son of man, when the house of Israel was living on their own land, they defiled it by their behavior and their deeds. In my sight their behavior was like the uncleanness of a woman having her monthly period.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:18 - So I poured my anger on them because of the blood they shed on the land and because of the idols with which they defiled it.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:19 - I scattered them among the nations; they were dispersed throughout foreign countries. In accordance with their behavior and their deeds I judged them.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:20 - But when they arrived in the nations where they went, they profaned my holy name. It was said of them, 'These are the people of the LORD, yet they have departed from his land.'
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:21 - I was concerned for my holy reputation which the house of Israel profaned among the nations where they went.

Israel to Be Renewed for His Name's Sake

Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:22 - "Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake that I am about to act, O house of Israel, but for the sake of my holy reputation which you profaned among the nations where you went.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:23 - I will magnify my great name that has been profaned among the nations, that you have profaned among them. The nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the sovereign LORD, when I magnify myself among you in their sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:24 - "'I will take you from the nations and gather you from all the countries; then I will bring you to your land.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:25 - I will sprinkle you with pure water and you will be clean from all your impurities. I will purify you from all your idols.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:26 - I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit within you. I will remove the heart of stone from your body and give you a heart of flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:27 - I will put my Spirit within you; I will take the initiative and you will obey my statutes and carefully observe my regulations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:28 - Then you will live in the land I gave to your fathers; you will be my people, and I will be your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:29 - I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and multiply it; I will not bring a famine on you.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:30 - I will multiply the fruit of the trees and the produce of the fields, so that you will never again suffer the disgrace of famine among the nations.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:31 - Then you will remember your evil behavior and your deeds which were not good; you will loathe yourselves on account of your sins and your abominable deeds.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:32 - Understand that it is not for your sake I am about to act, declares the sovereign LORD. Be ashamed and embarrassed by your behavior, O house of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:33 - "'This is what the sovereign LORD says: In the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will populate the cities and the ruins will be rebuilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:34 - The desolate land will be plowed, instead of being desolate in the sight of everyone who passes by.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:35 - They will say, "This desolate land has become like the garden of Eden; the ruined, desolate, and destroyed cities are now fortified and inhabited."
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:36 - Then the nations which remain around you will know that I, the LORD, have rebuilt the ruins and replanted what was desolate. I, the LORD, have spoken - and I will do it!'
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:37 - "This is what the sovereign LORD says: I will allow the house of Israel to ask me to do this for them: I will multiply their people like sheep.
Unchecked Copy BoxEze 36:38 - Like the sheep for offerings, like the sheep of Jerusalem during her appointed feasts, so will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the LORD."

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