Ezekiel 36:1-38, NLT
Restoration for Israel
1“Son of man, prophesy to Israel’s mountains. Give them this message: O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord!
6“Therefore, prophesy to the hills and mountains, the ravines and valleys of Israel. This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am furious that you have suffered shame before the surrounding nations.
8“But the mountains of Israel will produce heavy crops of fruit for my people—for they will be coming home again soon!
13“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: The other nations taunt you, saying, ‘Israel is a land that devours its own people and robs them of their children!’
16Then this further message came to me from the Lord:
22“Therefore, give the people of Israel this message from the Sovereign Lord: I am bringing you back, but not because you deserve it. I am doing it to protect my holy name, on which you brought shame while you were scattered among the nations.
25“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols.
28“And you will live in Israel, the land I gave your ancestors long ago. You will be my people, and I will be your God.
33“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When I cleanse you from your sins, I will repopulate your cities, and the ruins will be rebuilt.
37“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am ready to hear Israel’s prayers and to increase their numbers like a flock.