The word of the Lord came to me again:
"Son of man, your own relatives, those who have the right to redeem you,aband the entire house of Israel, all of them, are those the residents of Jerusalem have said this to: Stay away from the Lord; this land has been given to us as a possession.
"Therefore say: This is what the Lord God says: Though I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary for them in the countries where they have gone.
"Therefore say: This is what the Lord God says: I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
"When they arrive there, they will remove all its detestable things and all its abominations from it.
And I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodiesc and give them a heart of flesh,
so they may follow My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.d21
But as for those whose hearts pursue their desire for detestable things and abominations, I will bring their actions down on their own heads." [This is] the declaration of the Lord God .