24 “‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious neighbors who are painful briers and sharp thorns.(A) Then they will know that I am the Sovereign Lord.

25 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: When I gather(B) the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered,(C) I will be proved holy(D) through them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob.(E) 26 They will live there in safety(F) and will build houses and plant(G) vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment(H) on all their neighbors who maligned them. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God.(I)’”

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