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36:12 children. Israel will prosper and be more populous than she had been before the recent disaster (vv. 11, 12; cf. Zech. 2:4). The prophets often describe God’s future blessing on the land in terms of a multitude of children (37:25; Is. 49:20; 54:1; 59:21; Jer. 30:20; 31:17; Zech. 8:5).