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Now let them put away their idolatry and the corpses of their kings far from me, and I will reside among them forever.

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He said to me: Mortal, this is the place of my throne and the place for the soles of my feet, where I will reside among the people of Israel forever. The house of Israel shall no more defile my holy name, neither they nor their kings, by their whoring, and by the corpses of their kings at their death.[a]

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  1. Ezekiel 43:7 Or on their high places

Put to death, therefore, whatever in you is earthly: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed (which is idolatry). On account of these the wrath of God is coming on those who are disobedient.[a] These are the ways you also once followed, when you were living that life.[b] But now you must get rid of all such things—anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive[c] language from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have stripped off the old self with its practices

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  1. Colossians 3:6 Other ancient authorities lack on those who are disobedient (Gk the children of disobedience)
  2. Colossians 3:7 Or living among such people
  3. Colossians 3:8 Or filthy

26 I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them; and I will bless[a] them and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary among them forevermore. 27 My dwelling place shall be with them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 28 Then the nations shall know that I the Lord sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary is among them forevermore.

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  1. Ezekiel 37:26 Tg: Heb give

30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, all of you according to your ways, says the Lord God. Repent and turn from all your transgressions; otherwise iniquity will be your ruin.[a] 31 Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed against me, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel?

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  1. Ezekiel 18:30 Or so that they shall not be a stumbling block of iniquity to you

16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we[a] are the temple of the living God; as God said,

“I will live in them and walk among them,
    and I will be their God,
    and they shall be my people.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 6:16 Other ancient authorities read you

23 They shall never again defile themselves with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions. I will save them from all the apostasies into which they have fallen,[a] and will cleanse them. Then they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

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  1. Ezekiel 37:23 Another reading is from all the settlements in which they have sinned

Israel’s Infidelity, Punishment, and Redemption

Plead with your mother, plead—
    for she is not my wife,
    and I am not her husband—
that she put away her whoring from her face,
    and her adultery from between her breasts,

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