1 'Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel. Say, "Mountains of Israel, hear the word of Yahweh.
Ezek 6:2-3 Ezek 20:47 Ezek 33:28 Ezek 34:14 Ezek 36:4 Ezek 36:8 Ezek 37:4
2 The Lord Yahweh says this: Since the enemy has gloated over you by saying: Aha! These eternal heights are owned by us now,
Deut 32:13 Ezek 25:3 Ezek 35:10 Ezek 26:2 Ezek 36:5 Hab 3:19 Isa 58:14
3 very well, prophesy! Say: The Lord Yahweh says this: Since you have been ravaged and seized on from all sides, and have become the property of the rest of the nations, and become the subject of people's talk and gossip,
Ps 44:13-14 Jer 18:16 Lam 2:15-16 1Cor 4:13 1Kgs 9:7-8 Dan 9:16 Deut 28:37
4 very well, mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord Yahweh! The Lord Yahweh says this to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the devastated ruins and abandoned cities which have been put to the sack and have become a laughing-stock to the rest of the nations all round;
Deut 11:11 Ezek 34:28 Ezek 36:1 Ezek 36:6 Ps 79:4 2Chr 36:17-21 Ezek 6:3
5 very well, the Lord Yahweh says this: I swear it in the heat of my jealousy; I am speaking to the rest of the nations and to the whole of Edom who so exultantly and contemptuously took possession of my country to despoil its pastureland."
Ezek 36:3 Mic 7:8 Deut 4:24 Ezek 38:19 Jer 25:9 Jer 25:15-29 Ps 83:4-12
6 'Because of this, prophesy about the land of Israel. Say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, "The Lord Yahweh says this: I am speaking in my jealousy and rage; because you are enduring the insults of the nations,
Ezek 34:29 Ps 123:3-4 Ps 74:10 Ezek 36:4-5 Ezek 36:15 Ps 74:18 Ps 74:23
7 very well, the Lord Yahweh says this: I raise my hand and I swear that the nations all around you shall have their own insults to bear.
Ezek 20:5 Amos 1:1-15 Deut 32:40 Ezek 20:15 Ezek 25:1-17 Jer 25:9 Jer 25:15-29
8 "Mountains of Israel, you will grow branches and bear fruit for my people Israel, who will soon return.
Isa 27:6 Ezek 34:26-29 Isa 4:2 Amos 9:13-15 Ezek 12:25 Ezek 17:23 Heb 10:37
9 Yes, I am coming to you, I shall turn to you; you will be tilled and sown.
Ezek 36:34 Hos 2:21-23 Ps 46:11 Hag 2:19 Joel 3:18 Mal 3:10-11 Ps 99:8
10 I shall increase your population, the whole House of Israel, yes, all. The cities will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.
Ezek 36:33 Ezek 36:37 Isa 27:6 Jer 30:19 Jer 31:27-28 Jer 33:12 Amos 9:14
11 I shall increase your population, both human and animal; they will be fertile and reproduce. I shall repopulate you as you were before; I shall make you more prosperous than you were before, and you will know that I am Yahweh.
Mic 7:14 Ezek 16:55 Jer 30:18 Jer 31:27 Jer 33:12 1John 5:20 Amos 9:15
12 Thanks to me, men will tread your soil again, my people Israel; they will own you and you will be their heritage, and never again will you rob them of their children.
Jer 15:7 Ezek 36:13 Ezek 47:14 Jer 32:15 Jer 32:44 Num 13:32 Obad 1:17-21
13 "The Lord Yahweh says this: Since people have said of you: You are a man-eater, you have robbed your nation of its children,
14 very well, you will eat no more men, never rob your nation of its children again -- declares the Lord Yahweh.
Amos 9:15 Ezek 37:25-28 Isa 60:21
15 I shall never again let you hear the insults of the nations, you will never again have to bear the taunts of the peoples, you will never again rob the nation of its children -- declares the Lord Yahweh." '
Ezek 34:29 Ps 89:50 Ezek 36:6 Isa 54:4 Isa 60:14 Mic 7:8-10 Zeph 2:8
16 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
17 'Son of man, the members of the House of Israel used to live in their own territory, but they defiled it by their conduct and actions; to me their conduct was as unclean as a woman's menstruation.
Jer 2:7 Isa 24:5 Isa 64:6 Jer 3:1-2 Jer 3:9 Jer 16:18 Lev 15:19-33
18 I then vented my fury on them because of the blood they shed in the country and the foul idols with which they defiled it.
2Chr 34:21 Ezek 7:8 Lam 2:4 Lam 4:11 2Chr 34:26 Ezek 14:19 Ezek 16:36-38
19 I scattered them among the nations and they were dispersed throughout the countries. I sentenced them as their conduct and actions deserved.
Deut 28:64 Ezek 39:24 Amos 9:9 Ezek 5:12 Ezek 18:30 Ezek 22:15 Rom 2:6
20 They have profaned my holy name among the nations where they have gone, so that people say of them, "These are the people of Yahweh; they have been exiled from his land."
Isa 52:5 Rom 2:24 Jer 33:24 Exod 32:11-13 2Kgs 18:30 2Kgs 18:35 2Kgs 19:10-12
21 But I have been concerned about my holy name, which the House of Israel has profaned among the nations where they have gone.
Isa 48:9 Ps 74:18 Ezek 20:9 Deut 32:26-27 Ezek 20:14 Ezek 20:22 Isa 37:35
22 And so, say to the House of Israel, "The Lord Yahweh says this: I am acting not for your sake, House of Israel, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone.
Ezek 36:32 Deut 7:7-8 Ps 106:8 Deut 9:5-7 Ps 115:1-2
23 I am going to display the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned among them. And the nations will know that I am Yahweh -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- when in you I display my holiness before their eyes.
Ezek 20:41 Isa 5:16 Ezek 39:7 Ps 46:10 Ps 126:1-3 1Pet 2:9 1Pet 3:15
24 For I shall take you from among the nations and gather you back from all the countries, and bring you home to your own country.
Ezek 37:21 Ezek 34:13 Deut 30:3-5 Ezek 11:17 Isa 43:5-6 Amos 9:14-15 Ezek 37:25
25 I shall pour clean water over you and you will be cleansed; I shall cleanse you of all your filth and of all your foul idols.
Heb 10:22 John 3:5 Isa 4:4 Titus 3:5-6 Jer 33:8 Ps 51:7 Heb 9:19
26 I shall give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you; I shall remove the heart of stone from your bodies and give you a heart of flesh instead.
Ezek 11:19-20 Ps 51:10 2Cor 5:17 Deut 30:6 John 3:3-5 2Cor 3:3 Eph 2:10
27 I shall put my spirit in you, and make you keep my laws, and respect and practice my judgments.
Titus 3:3-6 Ezek 39:29 Heb 13:21 Ezek 37:14 Titus 2:11-14 Ezek 37:24 1Cor 3:16
28 You will live in the country which I gave your ancestors. You will be my people and I shall be your God.
Ezek 37:27 Ezek 11:20 Ezek 37:23 Ezek 14:11 Ezek 28:25 Jer 30:22-23 Jer 31:33
29 I shall save you from everything that defiles you, I shall summon the wheat and make it plentiful and impose no more famines on you.
Hos 2:21-23 Matt 1:21 Ezek 34:27-29 Ezek 36:8-9 Ezek 36:25 Hos 14:2 Hos 14:4
30 I shall increase the yield of tree and field, so that you will never again bear the ignominy of famine among the nations.
Ezek 34:27 Deut 29:23-28 Joel 2:17 Joel 2:26 Lev 26:4
31 Then you will remember your evil conduct and actions. You will loathe yourselves for your guilt and your loathsome practices.
Ezek 6:9 Ezek 20:43 Ezek 16:61-63 Isa 6:5 Job 42:6 Neh 9:26-35 2Cor 7:10-11
32 I assure you that I am not doing this for your sake -- declares the Lord Yahweh. Be ashamed and blush for your conduct, House of Israel.
Deut 9:5 Ezek 36:22 1Pet 4:2-3 2Tim 1:9 Dan 9:18-19 Ezek 16:63 Ezra 9:6
33 "The Lord Yahweh says this: On the day I cleanse you from all your guilt, I shall repopulate the cities and cause the ruins to be rebuilt.
Ezek 36:10 Isa 58:12 Zech 8:7-8 Amos 9:14-15 Jer 32:43 Jer 33:10 Jer 50:19-20
34 Waste land, once desolate for every passer-by to see, will now be farmed again.
2Chr 36:21 Deut 29:23-28 Ezek 6:14 Jer 25:9-11
35 And people will say: This land, so recently a waste, is now like a garden of Eden, and the ruined cities once abandoned and levelled to the ground are now strongholds with people living in them.
Isa 51:3 Joel 2:3 Ezek 37:13 Gen 2:8-9 Gen 13:10 Jer 33:9 Ps 58:11
36 And the nations left round you will know that I, Yahweh, have rebuilt what was levelled and replanted what was ruined. I, Yahweh, have spoken and shall do it.
Ezek 17:24 Ezek 22:14 Ezek 37:14 Matt 24:35 Hos 14:4-9 Num 23:19 Ezek 24:14
37 "The Lord Yahweh says this: As a further mark of favour, I shall let myself be consulted by the House of Israel; I shall increase their numbers like a human flock,
Ezek 14:3 1John 5:14 Heb 10:21-22 Ezek 20:3 Ezek 20:31 Heb 4:16 Isa 55:6-7
38 like a flock of sacrificial animals, like the flock in Jerusalem on her solemn feasts. So your ruined cities will be filled with human flocks, and they will know that I am Yahweh." '
John 10:16 1Kgs 8:63 2Chr 7:8 2Chr 30:21-27 2Chr 35:7-19 Acts 2:5-11 Deut 16:16