Prophecy to the Mountains of Israel

Ezekiel 36

1 "And you, son of man, prophesy to the a mountains of Israel, and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD! 2 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because b the enemy has said of you, 'Aha! c The 1 ancient heights d have become our possession,' " ' 3 "therefore prophesy, and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because they made you desolate and swallowed you up on every side, so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations, e and you are taken up by the lips of f talkers and slandered by the people" - 4 'therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, the hills, the 2 rivers, the valleys, the desolate wastes, and the cities that have been forsaken, which g became plunder and h mockery to the rest of the nations all around - 5 'therefore thus says the Lord GOD: i "Surely I have spoken in My burning jealousy against the rest of the nations and against all Edom, j who gave My land to themselves as a possession, with wholehearted joy and 3 spiteful minds, in order to plunder its open country." ' 6 "Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have k borne the shame of the nations." 7 'Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: "I have l raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall m bear their own shame.

8 "But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. 9 "For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. 10 "I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and n the ruins rebuilt. 11 o "I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and 4 bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do p better for you than at your beginnings. q Then you shall know that I am the LORD. 12 "Yes, I will cause men to walk on you, My people Israel; they shall take possession of you, and you shall be their inheritance; no more shall you s bereave them of children." 13 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because they say to you, t 'You devour men and bereave your nation of children,' 14 "therefore you shall devour men no more, nor bereave your nation anymore," says the Lord GOD. 15 u "Nor will I let you hear the taunts of the nations anymore, nor bear the reproach of the peoples anymore, nor shall you cause your nation to stumble anymore," says the Lord GOD.' "

  1. Cross References
    Ezekiel 6:2
    Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy against them.
    Ezekiel 6:3
    And say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD to the mountains, to the hills, to the ravines, and to the valleys: "Indeed I, even I, will bring a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places.
  2. Cross References
    Jeremiah 33:24
    Have you not considered what these people have spoken, saying, 'The two families which the LORD has chosen, He has also cast them off'? Thus they have despised My people, as if they should no more be a nation before them.
    Ezekiel 25:3
    Say to the Ammonites, 'Hear the word of the Lord GOD! Thus says the Lord GOD: "Because you said, 'Aha!' against My sanctuary when it was profaned, and against the land of Israel when it was desolate, and against the house of Judah when they went into captivity.
    Ezekiel 26:2
    "Son of man, because Tyre has said against Jerusalem, 'Aha! She is broken who was the gateway of the peoples; now she is turned over to me; I shall be filled; she is laid waste.'
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:13
    He made him ride in the heights of the earth, That he might eat the produce of the fields; He made him draw honey from the rock, And oil from the flinty rock.
    Psalms 78:69
    And He built His sanctuary like the heights, Like the earth which He has established forever.
    Isaiah 58:14
    Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the LORD has spoken.
    Habakkuk 3:19
    The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
  4. Cross References
    Ezekiel 35:10
    Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:37
    And you shall become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword among all nations where the LORD will drive you.
    1 Kings 9:7
    Then I will cut off Israel from the land which I have given them; and this house which I have consecrated for My name I will cast out of My sight. Israel will be a proverb and a byword among all peoples.
    Lamentations 2:15
    All who pass by clap their hands at you; They hiss and shake their heads At the daughter of Jerusalem: " Is this the city that is called 'The perfection of beauty, The joy of the whole earth'?
    Daniel 9:16
    O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people are a reproach to all those around us.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 44:13
    You make us a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and a derision to those all around us.
    Psalms 44:14
    You make us a byword among the nations, A shaking of the head among the peoples.
    Jeremiah 18:16
    To make their land desolate and a perpetual hissing; Everyone who passes by it will be astonished And shake his head.
    Ezekiel 35:13
    "Thus with your mouth you have boasted against Me and multiplied your words against Me; I have heard them."
  7. Cross References
    Ezekiel 34:8
    As I live," says the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock" -
    Ezekiel 34:28
    And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid.
  8. Cross References
    Psalms 79:4
    We have become a reproach to our neighbors, A scorn and derision to those who are around us.
    Jeremiah 48:27
    For was not Israel a derision to you? Was he found among thieves? For whenever you speak of him, You shake your head in scorn.
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:24
    For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
    Ezekiel 38:19
    For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: 'Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.
  10. Cross References
    Ezekiel 35:10
    Because you have said, 'These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess them,' although the LORD was there.
    Ezekiel 35:12
    "Then you shall know that I am the LORD. I have heard all your blasphemies which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, 'They are desolate; they are given to us to consume.'
  11. Cross References
    Psalms 74:10
    O God, how long will the adversary reproach? Will the enemy blaspheme Your name forever?
    Psalms 123:3
    Have mercy on us, O LORD, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
    Psalms 123:4
    Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scorn of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.
    Ezekiel 34:29
    I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore.
  12. Cross References
    Ezekiel 20:5
    "Say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "On the day when I chose Israel and raised My hand in an oath to the descendants of the house of Jacob, and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, I raised My hand in an oath to them, saying, 'I am the LORD your God.'
  13. Cross References
    Jeremiah 25:9
    Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north,' says the LORD, 'and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will bring them against this land, against its inhabitants, and against these nations all around, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, a hissing, and perpetual desolations.
    Jeremiah 25:15
    For thus says the LORD God of Israel to me: "Take this wine cup of fury from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it.
    Jeremiah 25:29
    "For behold, I begin to bring calamity on the city which is called by My name, and should you be utterly unpunished? You shall not be unpunished, for I will call for a sword on all the inhabitants of the earth," says the LORD of hosts.'
  14. Cross References
    Isaiah 58:12
    Those from among you Shall build the old waste places; You shall raise up the foundations of many generations; And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach, The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.
    Isaiah 61:4
    And they shall rebuild the old ruins, They shall raise up the former desolations, And they shall repair the ruined cities, The desolations of many generations.
    Amos 9:14
    I will bring back the captives of My people Israel; They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them; They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them; They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
  15. Cross References
    Jeremiah 31:27
    Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man and the seed of beast.
    Jeremiah 33:12
    Thus says the LORD of hosts: 'In this place which is desolate, without man and without beast, and in all its cities, there shall again be a dwelling place of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down.
  16. Cross References
    Job 42:12
    Now the LORD blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning; for he had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and one thousand female donkeys.
    Isaiah 51:3
    For the LORD will comfort Zion, He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in it, Thanksgiving and the voice of melody.
  17. Cross References
    Ezekiel 35:9
    I will make you perpetually desolate, and your cities shall be uninhabited; then you shall know that I am the LORD.
    Ezekiel 37:6
    "I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD." '"
    Ezekiel 37:13
    Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves.
  18. Cross References
    Jeremiah 15:7
    And I will winnow them with a winnowing fan in the gates of the land; I will bereave them of children; I will destroy My people, Since they do not return from their ways.
    Ezekiel 22:12
    In you they take bribes to shed blood; you take usury and increase; you have made profit from your neighbors by extortion, and have forgotten Me," says the Lord GOD.
    Ezekiel 22:27
    Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.
  19. Cross References
    Numbers 13:32
    And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
  20. Cross References
    Isaiah 60:14
    Also the sons of those who afflicted you Shall come bowing to you, And all those who despised you shall fall prostrate at the soles of your feet; And they shall call you The City of the LORD, Zion of the Holy One of Israel.
    Ezekiel 34:29
    I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore.
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