I will sprinkle1 clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse2 you from all your impurities3 and from all your idols.426
I will give you a new heart5 and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone6 and give you a heart of flesh.727
And I will put my Spirit8 in you and move you to follow my decrees9 and be careful to keep my laws.1028
You will live in the land I gave your forefathers; you will be my people,11 and I will be your God.1229
I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine13 upon you.
I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine.1431
Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices.1532
I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign LORD. Be ashamed16 and disgraced for your conduct, O house of Israel!1733
" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse18 you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins19 will be rebuilt.2034
The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it.
They will say, "This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden;21 the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.22"
Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the LORD have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the LORD have spoken, and I will do it.'2337
"This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Once again I will yield to the plea24 of the house of Israel and do this for them: I will make their people as numerous as sheep,2538
as numerous as the flocks for offerings26 at Jerusalem during her appointed feasts. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the LORD.27"