The land of Israel is comforted, both by destruction of the heathen, who spitefully used it,
Ezekiel 36:1 Thou, therefore, Son of man, Prophesy unto the mountains of Israel,and thou shalt say, Ye mountains of Israel, Hear ye the word of Yahweh. Ezekiel 36:2 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Because the enemy hath said concerning you, Aha! Even the high places of age-past times, for a possession, have become ours, Ezekiel 36:3 Therefore, prophesy, and thou shalt say, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh,Because, even because, they have desolated and panted for you, on every side, That ye should become a possession to the rest of the nations, And ye have come up into the talk of the tongue and the slander of the people, Ezekiel 36:4 Therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear ye the word of My Lord, Yahweh,Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, To the mountains and to the hills, to the channels and to the valleys, and to the desolate waste places, and to the cities that are forsaken, which have become a prey and a derision, to the rest of the nations, which are on every side: Ezekiel 36:5 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Surely, in the fire of my jealousy, have I spoken against the rest of the nations, and against Edom, all of it,Who have given my land to themselves for a possession, In the rejoicing of all the heart, In contempt of soul, To make of its produce a prey. Ezekiel 36:6 Therefore, prophesy, concerning the soil of Israel,and say to the mountains and to the hills, to the channels and to the valleys, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Behold me! In my jealousy and in mine indignation, have I spoken, Because, the insult of the nations, ye have borne; Ezekiel 36:7 Therefore, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, I myself, have lifted my hand,Surely, the nations which are yours round about, they, their own shame, shall bear:
and by the blessings of God promised unto it.
Ezekiel 36:8 But, ye, O mountains of Israel, Your boughs, shall ye shoot forth, And, your fruit, shall ye bear, For my people Israel, For they have drawn near to enter, Ezekiel 36:9 For lo! I am towards you, Therefore will I turn towards you, And ye shall be tilled, and sown; Ezekiel 36:10 And I will multiply, upon youmen, All the house of Israel, All of it, Then shall the cities, be inhabited, And, the waste places, shall be built, Ezekiel 36:11 And I will multiply upon youman and beast, And they shall multiply and be fruitful,And I will cause you to be inhabited as in your former estates, And will do you more good than at your beginnings, So shall ye know, that, I, am Yahweh; Ezekiel 36:12 And I will bring upon youmen, even my people Israel, That they may possess thee, So shalt thou be theirs, as an inheritance,And thou shalt no more again, make them childless. Ezekiel 36:13 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Because they are saying to you, A devourer of men, thou art, And, one that didst make childless thy nations, hast thou been, Ezekiel 36:14 Therefore, men, shalt thou not devour any more,And, thy nations, shalt thou make childless no more, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh; Ezekiel 36:15 And I will not suffer to be heard against thee, any more, the insult of the nations, And, the reproach of the peoples, shalt thou not bear any more,And, thy nations, shalt thou not cause to stumble any more, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh.
Israel was rejected for their sin,
Ezekiel 36:16 And the word of Yahweh came, unto me, saying: Ezekiel 36:17 Son of man, The house of Israel, were dwelling upon their own soil, But they defiled it, by their way, and by their doings. Like the defilement of her that is removed, became their way before me. Ezekiel 36:18 So I poured out mine indignation upon them, Because of the blood which they had shed upon the land,Yea, with their manufactured gods, had they defiled it. Ezekiel 36:19 So I dispersed them among the nations, And they were scattered throughout the lands,According to their way and according to their doings, I judged them. Ezekiel 36:20 But, when they entered among the nations where they did enter, then profaned they my holy, Name,in that it was said of them, The people of Yahweh, these! Yet, from his land, have they come forth!
and shall be restored without their desert.
Ezekiel 36:21 So then I had tender regard for my holy, Name,Which the house of Israel, had profaned, among the nations, where they had entered. Ezekiel 36:22 Therefore, say thou to the house of Israel, Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Not for your sakes, am I, working, O house of Israel, But for my holy, Name, which ye have profaned, among the nations where ye have entered; Ezekiel 36:23 Therefore will I hallow my great, Name, that hath been profaned among the nations, which ye have profaned in their midst,So shall the nations know, that, I, am Yahweh, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, When I have hallowed myself in you, before their eyes. Ezekiel 36:24 Therefore will I take you from among the nations, And gather you out of all the lands,And will bring you upon your own soil;
The blessings of Christ's Kingdom.
Ezekiel 36:25 And I will throw upon you clean water, and ye shall be clean,From all your uncleannesses and from all your manufactured gods, will I cleanse you; Ezekiel 36:26 And I will give you a new heart, And, a new spirit, will I put within you,And I will take away the heart of stone, out of your flesh, And will give you a heart of flesh; Ezekiel 36:27 And, my spirit, will I put within you, And will cause, That, in my statutes, ye shall walk, And, my regulations, ye shall observe, and do; Ezekiel 36:28 And ye shall dwell in the land which I gave to your fathers,And ye shall become my, people, And, I, will become your, God; Ezekiel 36:29 And I will save you, out of all your uncleannesses,And will call for the corn, and will increase it, And will not lay upon you, famine; Ezekiel 36:30 And I will multiply, The fruit of the tree, and, The increase of the field,To the end that ye may not receive any more, the reproach of famine, among the nations. Ezekiel 36:31 Then shall ye call to mind, Your ways that were wicked, and, Your doings that were not good,And shall become loathsome in your own sight, For your iniquities, and, For your abominations. Ezekiel 36:32 Not, for your sakes, am I, working, Declareth My Lord, Yahweh, be it known to you,Turn ye pale and then blush for your ways, O house of Israel. Ezekiel 36:33 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, In the day when I cleanse you, from all your iniquities, Then will I cause the cities to be inhabited, And the waste places, shall be built; Ezekiel 36:34 And, the land that was made desolate, shall be tilled,Whereas it was a desolation, before the eyes of every passer-by; Ezekiel 36:35 And they shall say, This land that was made desolate, hath become like the garden of Eden,And, the cities that were waste and deserted and thrown down, now fenced, are inhabited; Ezekiel 36:36 So shall the nations that may be left remaining round about you know, that, I YahwehHave built that which was thrown down, and, Have planted that which was made desolate,I, Yahweh, have spoken, and performed. Ezekiel 36:37 Thus, saith My Lord, Yahweh, Even yetfor this, will I be prevailed upon by the house of Israel, to work for them,I will multiply themLike a flockwith men: Ezekiel 36:38 Like a flock of holy offerings, Like the flock of Jerusalem, in her appointed feasts, So, shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men,And they shall know, that, I, am Yahweh.