Bible ~~- Older Testament ~~- Ezekiel ~~- chapter 36 of 48 (38 verses.)

Ezekiel 36Wrench

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YAH Promises To Repopulate Israel's Mountains
1 Yah's Word [YAH says,] โ€œNext, you โ€˜son of Adamโ€™, prophesy [restoration] for the mountains of Israel. Say, โ€˜You [people of] Israel's [looming] highlands, hear the word of YHVH:
2 Greed Adonai YHVH says, โ€œThe enemy gloats over you, โ€˜Ha! [Israel's] ancient heights [have] become our property!โ€™
3 Defeat So prophesy, [prophet]. Say, โ€˜Adonai YHVH laments, โ€˜[Your enemies have] knocked you out. They've swallowed you up on every side. They've made you a possession of the other beast-nations. You're taken up in the lips of [gossiping] tongue-talkers. [Infidels spread your name] in infamy.
4 Redemption So you [people of] the mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Adonai YHVH. Adonai YHVH announces [restoration] for [Israel's] highlands, and her hills, and her rivers, and her valleys, her desolate wastes, and her cities that lie forsaken, who became plundered jokes to the surviving beast-nations all around [her].
5 Yah's Protection Adonai YHVH says, โ€˜In the burning-fire of my jealous [zeal] I come to rally against the surviving beast-nations, [especially against] Edom's entire [southland, because they] hand my land into the [United-Nations'] clutches with wholehearted joy, with spiteful minds [bent] to hurl [Israel] away as a preyed-on [victim].โ€™
6 Yah's Protection So, [prophet,] prophesy [recovery] for the land of Israel. Announce [my salvation] to the [people of her] mountains, hills, canyons and valleys! Adonai YHVH proclaims, โ€˜Watch me [fling my] verdicts [at your enemies] in passionate heat, ๐Ÿ˜‡. You [believers] have [too long] borne the shame of the beast-nations!
7 Yah's Protection So Adonai YHVH says, โ€˜I lift up my hand [to] guarantee that the beast-nations who surround you [Israelites] soon come to bear their shame, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
8 Redemption Meanwhile, O mountains of Israel, you soon shoot forth your branches. You yield your fruit for my people Israel. Their return looms at hand.
9 Forgiveness For watch. I am for you, [Israel]. I turn to face you. [Humans] once again till and plant you.
10 Redemption I multiply men upon you. [I reestablish] the whole house of Israel. [I] repopulate all her cities. [I] rebuild her wastelands.
11 Redemption I come to proliferate man and beast upon you. They throng, many and fruitful. I resettle your [population] in your old towns. I [bless] you more bountifully than ever before! At last you grasp that I am YHVH {The-Eternal-Provider}.
12 Redemption Yes, I bring men [back] to walk upon you, [Promised Land]. My people, [the family of] Israel, possess you. You become their inheritance. At last you stop bereaving them [of life].โ€™
13 War Adonai YHVH decrees, โ€œ[Your enemies] say to you, [Promised Land,] โ€˜[You] devour up men. You abort nations.โ€™
14 Death So [you must] forever stop devouring Adam-spawn. Never make nations stumble, miscarried [to the grave],โ€™ commands Adonai YHVH.
15 Yah's Protection โ€˜I finally silence the slander [spouted against you] by the beast-nations. People-groups no longer strip [your dignity]. You, [land of Israel,] finally stop toppling the nations [who rest on you].โ€™โ€ predicts Adonai YHVH.
YHVH Rebukes Sinning Israel
16 Yah's Word Again, ๐Ÿ˜‡, the word of YHVH comes [alive in] me:
17 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *[YAH] says, โ€œโ€˜Son of Adam,โ€™ when the house of Israel lives in their own land, they defile it by their own life-choices and by their actions. Before [my face] they [run] a life-path as [sickening] as the [bloody] filth of a menstrual [rag], ๐Ÿ˜‡!
18 Punishment So I pour my fury on [Israel] because of the blood she keeps shedding in the land [as] her [minions] defile it with their idols.
19 Worldly Participation (Worldliness) *So I scatter [Israel] among the beast-nations, ๐Ÿ˜‡. They disperse through [earth's] countries. I judge them in keeping with their [disgusting] lives and actions. The [Israelis] live and act like they [want to live and die with the pagans. So] that's the verdict I give them.
20 Unbelief Wherever the [Israelis] immigrate into heathen societies, they profane my holy Name. The [pagans mock me and the Israelis, laughing,] โ€˜So you're the people of YHVH, huh? [Your imaginary god couldn't even protect his people from invaders conquering their] land!โ€™
21 The Creator's Name *I suffer [pain over the abuse of] my sacred Name-reputation, because the house of Israel embarrasses [me] among the beast-nations wherever they migrate, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
22 Counterfeit Judeo-Christian Religion *So say to the family of Israel, โ€˜Adonai YHVH decrees: โ€œI don't [save you] for your sakes, house of Israel, but for the sake of My holy Name-reputation, which you wreck among the beast-nations wherever you travel.
23 The Creator's Name So I continue to vindicate my great Name, which the beast-nations profane, and which you [Israelis] keep savaging in their midst. Then the beast-nations realize that I am YHVH {The-Omnipresent-Sovereign},โ€ says Adonai YHVH. โ€œI use [my kindness to] you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, to open the nations' eyes to My extreme holiness.
24 Yah's Protection *So I take you [repentant Hebrews] from among the beast-nations. I gather you out of all [earth's] countries. I bring you into your own land, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
Fulfilled in 1949, despite massive sin within the modern โ€œstate of Israel.โ€ Rampant Israeli sin is nothing new. This could also be a reference to the mass Christian migration to America in the 1600s-1700s.
25 Moral Purity / Childlikeness Then I sprinkle clean water upon you. You become pure, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I cleanse you from all your filthiness, from all your idols.
26 Rebirth *I give you a new heart, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I put in you a new spirit. I remove the stony heart from your body. I give you a heart of flesh.
27 Obedience I put my spirit within you, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I get you walking in my statutes. Finally you observe my judgments. You live [in obedience to my law].
When you obey, it's not to your credit. It's YAH's spirit living in you. But you must obey. If you're stuck sinning, you're not saved, no matter what misinformation you heard in church.
28 Yah's Provision (Assurance) You [return to] dwell in the land I gave your fore-fathers. You become My people. I [reign as your] Sovereign, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
29 Yah's Provision (Assurance) I save you from all your filthiness. I call [the ground to produce] your grain. I multiply it. I send no famine upon you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
30 Yah's Provision (Assurance) I multiply the fruit of [your] tree[s]. [I bring] produce from [your] field[s]. I stop famine [from starving] you. So the beast-nations stop hurling mockery at you, ๐Ÿ˜‡.
31 Guilt Finally you [Judeo-Christians] recall your ruinous ways, your prosperity-sucking misdeeds, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Your own faces [fill you with] disgust at [the memory of] your abhorrent depravities.
32 Salvation Always remember, you don't deserve [salvation]. I [redeem you, ๐Ÿ˜‡, to protect my reputation],โ€ reveals Adonai YHVH. โ€œTurn pale, heartsick [in remorse] for your [aborted] life-paths, house of Israel.โ€
We are saved by grace. Our best deeds fail to merit eternal life.
33 Redemption Adonai YHVH foretells, โ€œThe day comes when I finish cleansing you from all your perversities, ๐Ÿ˜‡. I fill your cities with [inhabitants]. [You] rebuild the wastes.
34 Redemption [Men return] to cultivate your desolate earth, ๐Ÿ˜‡. All passerbys' [jaws drop], stunned at the sight [of your Promised Land rising from] ruin.
35 Redemption They exclaim, โ€˜This once-desolate land has bloomed like the garden of Eden {Pleasure}! The wasted, deserted, demolished cities rise to become inhabited fortresses!โ€™
36 Redemption Finally the beast-nations left surrounding you realize that I YHVH build [earth's] ruined [places], ๐Ÿ˜‡. [I] re-plant [the world's] desolate [fields]. I YHVH foretell and achieve [regeneration].โ€
37 Redemption Adonai YHVH continues, โ€œThe [true] family of Israel [always] eventually return to seeking my guidance. So, in answer to their [prayers], I multiply their people like a flock [of sheep].
38 Redemption Like flocks of holy [people who] stream to Jerusalem for her annual feasts, so [Israel's] wasted cities come to fill with herds of humans, ๐Ÿ˜‡. Finally the [worldlings] recognize that I am YHVH {Creator-of-time}.โ€
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