“I will gather the remnant of My flock from all the lands where I have banished them, and I will return them to their grazing land. They will become fruitful and numerous.(A)

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35 Then they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden.(A) The cities that were once ruined, desolate, and destroyed are now fortified and inhabited.’ 36 Then the nations that remain around you will know that I, Yahweh, have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I, Yahweh, have spoken and I will do it.(B)

37 “This is what the Lord God says: I will respond to the house of Israel and do this for them:(C) I will multiply them in number like a flock.[a] 38 So the ruined cities will be filled with a flock of people, just as the flock of sheep for sacrifice(D) is filled[b] in Jerusalem during its appointed festivals. Then they will know that I am Yahweh.”

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 36:37 Lit flock of people
  2. Ezekiel 36:38 Lit the flock of consecrated things, as the flock

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