Israel's New Heart and Spirit

14 And the word of the Lord came to me: 15 (A)“Son of man, your brothers, even your brothers, your kinsmen,[a] the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those of whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, (B)‘Go far from the Lord; to us this land is given for a possession.’ 16 Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: Though I removed them far off among the nations, and though I scattered them among the countries, yet (C)I have been a sanctuary to them for a while[b] in the countries where they have gone.’ 17 Therefore say, ‘Thus says the Lord God: (D)I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, (E)and I will give you the land of Israel.’ 18 And when they come there, (F)they will remove from it all its (G)detestable things and all its abominations. 19 (H)And I will give them one heart, and (I)a new spirit I will put within them. (J)I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh (K)and give them a heart of flesh, 20 (L)that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. (M)And they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 21 (N)But as for those whose heart goes after their detestable things and their abominations, (O)I will[c] bring their deeds upon their own heads, declares the Lord God.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 11:15 Hebrew the men of your redemption
  2. Ezekiel 11:16 Or in small measure
  3. Ezekiel 11:21 Hebrew To the heart of their detestable things and their abominations their heart goes; I will

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