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Ezekiel 36:18-23 (New International Version)

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18 So I poured out1 my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols. 19 I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered2 through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions.3 20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned4 my holy name, for it was said of them, 'These are the LORD's people, and yet they had to leave his land.'5 21 I had concern for my holy name, which the house of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.6 22 "Therefore say to the house of Israel, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name,7 which you have profaned8 among the nations where you have gone.9 23 I will show the holiness of my great name,10 which has been profaned11 among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the LORD,12 declares the Sovereign LORD, when I show myself holy13 through you before their eyes.14
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