Promise of Restoration

14 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 15 “Son of man, your brothers, your relatives, [a]your fellow exiles, and the entire house of Israel, all of them, are those to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, ‘Keep far from the Lord; this land has been given (A)to us as a possession.’ 16 Therefore say, ‘This is what the Lord God says: “Though I had removed them far away among the nations, and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a (B)sanctuary for them for a little while in the countries where they had gone.”’ 17 Therefore say, ‘This is what the Lord God says: “I will (C)gather you from the peoples and assemble you from the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.”’ 18 When they come there, they will (D)remove all its (E)detestable things and all its abominations from it. 19 And I will (F)give them one heart, and put a new spirit within [b]them. And I will remove the (G)heart of stone from their flesh and give them a (H)heart of flesh, 20 so that they may (I)walk in My statutes, and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be (J)My people, and I shall be their God. 21 [c]But as for those whose hearts go after their (K)detestable things and abominations, I will [d](L)bring their conduct down on their heads,” declares the Lord God.

22 Then the cherubim (M)lifted up their wings with the wheels beside them, and (N)the glory of the God of Israel [e]hovered over them. 23 The (O)glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city and (P)stood over the mountain which is east of the city. 24 And the (Q)Spirit lifted me up and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God to [f]Chaldea, to the exiles. Then the vision that I had seen [g](R)left me. 25 And I (S)told the exiles all the things that the Lord had shown me.

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  1. Ezekiel 11:15 As in LXX and some ancient versions; MT the men of your redemption
  2. Ezekiel 11:19 As in LXX and many mss; MT you
  3. Ezekiel 11:21 Lit And to the heart of their detestable things and their abominations their heart goes
  4. Ezekiel 11:21 Lit give...conduct on
  5. Ezekiel 11:22 Lit over them from above
  6. Ezekiel 11:24 I.e., Babylonia
  7. Ezekiel 11:24 Lit went up from