Also, thou son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD:
2 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha, aeven the ancient high places are ours in possession:
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 unto the residue of the heathen, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and are an infamy of the people:
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 bderision to the residue of the heathen that are round about;
5 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; cSurely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the residue of the heathen, and against all Idumea, dwhich have appointed my land into their possession with the joy of all their heart, with despiteful minds, to cast it out for a prey.
6 Prophesy therefore concerning the land of Israel, and say unto 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 eborne the shame of the heathen: 7 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I have flifted up mine hand, Surely the heathen that are about you, they shall bear their shame.
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. 9 For, behold, I am for you, gand I will turn unto you, and ye shall be tilled and sown: 10 And I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, even all of it: and the cities shall be inhabited, and hthe wastes shall be builded: 11 And jI will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: iand ye shall know that I am the LORD. 12 Yea, I will cause men to walk upon you, even my people Israel; kand they shall possess thee, and thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth lbereave them of men.
13 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because they say unto you, mThou land devourest up men, and hast bereaved thy nations; 14 Therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy nations any more, saith the Lord GOD. 15 nNeither 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.
16 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 17 Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own land, pthey defiled it by their own way and by their doings: their way was before me as othe uncleanness of a removed woman. 18 Wherefore I poured my fury upon them qfor the blood that they had shed upon the land, and for their idols wherewith they had polluted it: 19 And I rscattered them among the heathen, and they were dispersed through the countries: saccording to their way and according to their doings I judged them. 20 And when they entered unto the heathen, whither they went, they tprofaned my holy name, when they said to them, These are the people of the LORD, and are gone forth out of his land.
21 But I had pity ufor mine holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the heathen, whither they went. 22 Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, vbut for mine holy name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went. 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 wsanctified in you before their eyes. 24 For xI will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25 yThen will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: zfrom all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. 26 A anew 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 an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my bspirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. 28 cAnd ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; dand ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will also esave you from all your uncleannesses: and fI will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you. 30 gAnd 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. 31 Then ishall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and hshall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. 32 jNot for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I kwill also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded. 34 lAnd the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by. 35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of mEden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited. 36 Then the heathen that are left round about you shall oknow that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: nI the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it. 37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; pI 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. 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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