" 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: On the day I cleanse1 you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins2 will be rebuilt.334
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;4 the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.5"
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.'6