33 “Do not defile the land where you are,[a] for bloodshed defiles the land,(A) and there can be no atonement for the land because of the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of the person who shed it. 34 Do not make the land unclean where you live and where I reside; for I, Yahweh, reside among the Israelites.”

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Footnotes

  1. Numbers 35:33 Sam, LXX, Syr, Vg, Tg read live

33 “‘Do not pollute the land where you are. Bloodshed pollutes the land,(A) and atonement cannot be made for the land on which blood has been shed, except by the blood of the one who shed it. 34 Do not defile the land(B) where you live and where I dwell,(C) for I, the Lord, dwell among the Israelites.’”

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When the Lord your God drives them out before you, do not say to yourself, ‘The Lord brought me in to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.’ Instead, the Lord will drive out these nations before you because of their wickedness.

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After the Lord your God has driven them out before you, do not say to yourself,(A) “The Lord has brought me here to take possession of this land because of my righteousness.” No, it is on account of the wickedness(B) of these nations(C) that the Lord is going to drive them out before you.

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11 You gave through Your servants the prophets, saying: “The land you are entering to possess is an impure land. The surrounding peoples have filled it from end to end with their uncleanness by their impurity and detestable practices.(A)

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11 you gave through your servants the prophets when you said: ‘The land you are entering(A) to possess is a land polluted(B) by the corruption of its peoples. By their detestable practices(C) they have filled it with their impurity from one end to the other.

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The earth is polluted by its inhabitants,(A)
for they have transgressed teachings,
overstepped decrees,
and broken the everlasting covenant.(B)
Therefore a curse has consumed the earth,(C)
and its inhabitants have become guilty;
the earth’s inhabitants have been burned,
and only a few survive.

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The earth is defiled(A) by its people;
    they have disobeyed(B) the laws,
violated the statutes
    and broken the everlasting covenant.(C)
Therefore a curse(D) consumes the earth;
    its people must bear their guilt.
Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up,(E)
    and very few are left.

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I brought you to a fertile land(A)
to eat its fruit and bounty,
but after you entered, you defiled My land;(B)
you made My inheritance(C) detestable.

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I brought you into a fertile land
    to eat its fruit and rich produce.(A)
But you came and defiled my land
    and made my inheritance detestable.(B)

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Restoration of Israel’s Mountains

36 “Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel and say: Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord.(A)

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Hope for the Mountains of Israel

36 “Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel(A) and say, ‘Mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord.

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