"Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Although I sent them far away among the nations and scattered them among the countries, yet for a little while I have been a sanctuary1 for them in the countries where they have gone.'
"Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.'218
"They will return to it and remove all its vile images3 and detestable idols.419
I will give them an undivided heart5 and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone6 and give them a heart of flesh.720
Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.8 They will be my people,9 and I will be their God.1021
But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their vile images and detestable idols,11 I will bring down on their own heads what they have done, declares the Sovereign LORD.12"
Then the cherubim, with the wheels beside them, spread their wings, and the glory13 of the God of Israel was above them.1423
The glory15 of the LORD went up from within the city and stopped above the mountain16 east of it.
The Spirit17 lifted me up and brought me to the exiles in Babyloniaa in the vision18 given by the Spirit of God. Then the vision I had seen went up from me,
and I told the exiles everything the LORD had shown me.19