36 1And thou, son of man, prophesy unto the mountains of Israel, and
say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of Jehovah.
2Thus saith the
Lord Jehovah: Because the enemy hath said against you, Aha! and, The ancient
high places are ours in possession;
3therefore prophesy, and say, Thus
saith the Lord Jehovah: Because, even because they have made you desolate,
and swallowed you up on every side, that ye might be a possession unto the
residue of the nations, and ye are taken up in the lips of talkers, and the
evil report of the people;
4therefore, ye mountains of Israel, hear the
word of the Lord Jehovah: Thus saith the Lord Jehovah to the mountains and to
the hills, to the watercourses and to the valleys, to the desolate wastes and
to the cities that are forsaken, which are become a prey and derision to the
residue of the nations that are round about;
5therefore thus saith the
Lord Jehovah: Surely in the fire of my jealousy have I spoken against the
residue of the nations, and against all Edom, that have appointed my land
unto themselves for a possession with the joy of all their heart, with
despite of soul, to cast it out for a prey.
concerning the land of Israel, and say unto the mountains and to the hills,
to the watercourses and to the valleys, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Behold,
I have spoken in my jealousy and in my wrath, because ye have borne the shame
of the nations:
7therefore thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I have sworn,
saying, Surely the nations that are round about you, they shall bear
8But ye, O mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot forth your
branches, and yield your fruit to my people Israel; for they are at hand to
9For, behold, I am for you, and I will turn into you, and ye shall
be tilled and sown;
10and I will multiply men upon you, all the house of
Israel, even all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited, and the waste
places shall be builded;
11and I will multiply upon you man and beast;
and they shall increase and be fruitful; and I will cause you to be inhabited
after your former estate, and will do better unto you than at your
beginnings: and ye shall know that I am Jehovah.
12Yea, I will cause men
to walk upon you, even my people Israel; and they shall possess thee, and
thou shalt be their inheritance, and thou shalt no more henceforth bereave
them of children.
13Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: Because they say unto
you, Thou land art a devourer of men, and hast been a bereaver of thy
14therefore thou shalt devour men no more, neither bereave thy
nation any more, saith the Lord Jehovah;
15neither will I let thee hear
any more the shame of the nations, neither shalt thou bear the reproach of
the peoples any more, neither shalt thou cause thy nation to stumble any
more, saith the Lord Jehovah.
16Moreover the word of Jehovah came unto
17Son of man, when the house of Israel dwelt in their own
land, they defiled it by their way and by their doings: their way before me
was as the uncleanness of a woman in her impurity.
18Wherefore I poured
out my wrath upon them for the blood which they had poured out upon the land,
and because they had defiled it with their idols;
19and I scattered them
among the nations, and they were dispersed through the countries: according
to their way and according to their doings I judged them.
20And when they
came unto the nations, whither they went, they profaned my holy name; in that
men said of them, These are the people of Jehovah, and are gone forth out of
21But I had regard for my holy name, which the house of Israel
had profaned among the nations, whither they went.
22Therefore say unto
the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I do not this for
your sake, O house of Israel, but for my holy name, which ye have profaned
among the nations, whither ye went.
23And I will sanctify my great name,
which hath been profaned among the nations, which ye have profaned in the
midst of them; and the nations shall know that I am Jehovah, saith the Lord
Jehovah, when I shall be sanctified in you before their eyes.
will take you from among the nations, and gather you out of all the
countries, and will bring you into your own land.
25And I will sprinkle
clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and
from all your idols, will I cleanse you.
26A new 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 a heart of flesh.
will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye
shall keep mine ordinances, and do them.
28And ye shall dwell in the land
that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your
29And I will save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call
for the grain, and will multiply it, and lay no famine upon you.
will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye
may receive no more the reproach of famine among the nations.
shall ye remember your evil ways, and your doings that were not good; and ye
shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your
32Nor for your sake do I this, saith the Lord
Jehovah, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your ways, O
house of Israel.
33Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: In the day that I cleanse
you from all your iniquities, I will cause the cities to be inhabited, and
the waste places shall be builded.
34And the land that was desolate shall
be tilled, whereas it was a desolation in the sight of all that passed by.
35And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the
garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are fortified
36Then the nations that are left round about you shall
know that I, Jehovah, have builded the ruined places, and planted that which
was desolate: I, Jehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it.
the Lord Jehovah: For this, moreover, will I be inquired of by the house of
Israel, to do it for them: I will increase them with men like a flock.
38As the flock for sacrifice, as 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 Jehovah.