Now let them put away from me their prostitution and the funeral offerings for their kings, and I will live among them forever.(A)

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He said: “Son of man, this is the place of my throne(A) and the place for the soles of my feet. This is where I will live among the Israelites forever. The people of Israel will never again defile(B) my holy name—neither they nor their kings—by their prostitution and the funeral offerings[a] for their kings at their death.[b](C)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 43:7 Or the memorial monuments; also in verse 9
  2. Ezekiel 43:7 Or their high places

Put to death,(A) therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature:(B) sexual immorality,(C) impurity, lust, evil desires and greed,(D) which is idolatry.(E) Because of these, the wrath of God(F) is coming.[a] You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.(G) But now you must also rid yourselves(H) of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander,(I) and filthy language from your lips.(J) Do not lie to each other,(K) since you have taken off your old self(L) with its practices

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 3:6 Some early manuscripts coming on those who are disobedient

26 I will make a covenant of peace(A) with them; it will be an everlasting covenant.(B) I will establish them and increase their numbers,(C) and I will put my sanctuary among them(D) forever.(E) 27 My dwelling place(F) will be with them; I will be their God, and they will be my people.(G) 28 Then the nations will know that I the Lord make Israel holy,(H) when my sanctuary is among them forever.(I)’”

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30 “Therefore, you Israelites, I will judge each of you according to your own ways, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent!(A) Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall.(B) 31 Rid(C) yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart(D) and a new spirit. Why(E) will you die, people of Israel?(F)

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16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols?(A) For we are the temple(B) of the living God.(C) As God has said:

“I will live with them
    and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
    and they will be my people.”[a](D)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Corinthians 6:16 Lev. 26:12; Jer. 32:38; Ezek. 37:27

23 They will no longer defile(A) themselves with their idols and vile images or with any of their offenses, for I will save them from all their sinful backsliding,[a](B) and I will cleanse them. They will be my people, and I will be their God.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 37:23 Many Hebrew manuscripts (see also Septuagint); most Hebrew manuscripts all their dwelling places where they sinned

Israel Punished and Restored

“Rebuke your mother,(A) rebuke her,
    for she is not my wife,
    and I am not her husband.
Let her remove the adulterous(B) look from her face
    and the unfaithfulness from between her breasts.

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