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Yehezqel (Ezekiel) 36:16-38

 

Ezekiel 36:16-38

16  And the word of יהוה came to me, saying,

17  "Son of man, when the house of Yisra'ĕl dwelt in their own land, they defiled it by their own ways and deeds. To Me their way was like the uncleanness of a woman in her monthly period.

18  "So I poured out My wrath on them for the blood they had shed on the land, and for their idols they defiled it.

19  "And I scattered them among the gentiles, and they were dispersed throughout the lands. I have judged them according to their ways and their deeds.

20  "And when they came to the gentiles, wherever they went, they profaned My qodesh Name for it was said of them, ‘These are the people of יהוה, and yet they have gone out of His land.'

21  "But I had compassion on My qodesh Name, which the house of Yisra'ĕl had profaned among the gentiles wherever they went.

22  "Therefore say to the house of Yisra'ĕl, ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, "I do not do this for your sake, O house of Yisra'ĕl, but for My qodesh Name's sake, which you have profaned among the gentiles wherever you went.

23  "And I shall qadosh My great Name, which has been profaned among the gentiles, which you have profaned in their midst. And the gentiles shall know that I am יהוה," declares the Master יהוה, "when I am qodesh in you before their eyes.

24  "And I shall take you from among the gentiles, and I shall gather you out of all lands, and I shall bring you into your own land.

25  "And I shall sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean - from all your filthiness and from all your idols I cleanse you.

26  "And I shall give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you. And I shall take the heart of stone out of your flesh, and I shall give you a heart of flesh,

27  and put My Ruaḥ within you. And I shall cause you to walk in My Laws and guard My Right-Rulings and shall do them.
28  "And you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers. And you shall be My people, and I shall be your Elohim.

29  "And I shall save you from all your uncleannesses. And I shall call for the grain and increase it, and I shall bring no scarcity of food upon you.

30  "And I shall increase the fruit of your trees and the increase of your fields, so that you need never again bear the reproach of scarcity of food among the gentiles.

31  "And you shall remember your evil ways and your deeds that were not good. And you shall loathe yourselves in your own eyes, for your wickednesses and your abominations.

32  "Not for your sake am I acting," declares the Master יהוה, "let it be known to you. Be ashamed and blush for your ways, O house of Yisra'ĕl!"

33  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, "On the day that I cleanse you from all your wickednesses, I shall cause the cities to be inhabited, and the ruined places shall be rebuilt,

34  and the land that was laid waste tilled instead of being a ruin before the eyes of all who pass by.

35  "And they shall say, ‘This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Ěḏen. And the wasted, the deserted, and the destroyed cities are now walled and inhabited.'

36  "Then the gentiles which are left all around you shall know that I, יהוה, have rebuilt the destroyed places and planted what was laid waste. I, יהוה, have spoken it, and I shall do it."

37  ‘Thus said the Master יהוה, "Once again I shall let the house of Yisra'ĕl inquire of Me to do for them: I shall increase their men like a flock.

38  "As a qodesh flock, as the flock at Yerushalayim at her Appointed Times, so shall the wasted cities be filled with flocks of men. And they shall know that I am יהוה." ' "