15"Son of man, your brothers, your arelatives, byour fellowexiles and the wholehouse of Israel, all of them, are those to whom the inhabitants of Jerusalem have said, 'Gofar from the LORD ; thisland has been given1us as a possession.'
16"Thereforesay, 'Thussays the LordGOD, "Though I had removed them far away among the nations and though I had scattered them among the countries, yet I was a 2sanctuary for them a littlewhile in the countrieswhere they had gone."'
17"Thereforesay, 'Thussays the LordGOD, "I will 3gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries among which you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel."'
"When they comethere, they will 4removeall its 5detestablethings and all its abominations from it.
"And I will 6give them oneheart, and put a newspiritwithincthem. And I will take the 7heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a 8heart of flesh,
that they may 9walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they will be 10My people, and I shall be their God.
"dBut as for those whose heartsgo after their 11detestablethings and abominations, I will 12bring their conductdown on their heads," declares the LordGOD.