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Ezekiel 11:14-25Revised Standard Version (RSV)

God Will Restore Israel

14 And the word of the Lord came to me: 15 “Son of man, your brethren, even your brethren, your fellow exiles,[a] the whole house of Israel, all of them, are those of whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, ‘They have gone 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 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: I will gather you from the peoples, and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.’ 18 And when they come there, they will remove from it all its detestable things and all its abominations. 19 And I will give them one[c] heart, and put a new spirit within them; I will take the stony heart out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 that they may walk in my statutes and keep my ordinances and obey them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. 21 But as for those[d] whose heart goes after their detestable things and their abominations, I will requite their deeds upon their own heads, says the Lord God.”

22 Then the cherubim lifted up their wings, with the wheels beside them; and the glory of the God of Israel was over them. 23 And the glory of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the mountain which is on the east side of the city. 24 And the Spirit lifted me up and brought me in the vision by the Spirit of God into Chalde′a, to the exiles. Then the vision that I had seen went up from me. 25 And I told the exiles all the things that the Lord had showed me.

Footnotes:

  1. Ezekiel 11:15 Gk Syr: Heb men of your kindred
  2. Ezekiel 11:16 Or in small measure
  3. Ezekiel 11:19 Another reading is a new
  4. Ezekiel 11:21 Cn: Heb To the heart of their detestable things and their abominations their heart goes
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