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Ezekiel 36:1-6 (New International Version)

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A Prophecy to the Mountains of Israel

1 "Son of man, prophesy to the mountains of Israel1 and say, 'O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the LORD. 2 This is what the Sovereign LORD says:2 The enemy said of you, "Aha!3 The ancient heights4 have become our possession.5" ' 3 Therefore prophesy and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because they ravaged6 and hounded you from every side so that you became the possession of the rest of the nations and the object of people's malicious talk and slander,7 4 therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Sovereign LORD: This is what the Sovereign LORD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys,8 to the desolate ruins9 and the deserted10 towns that have been plundered and ridiculed11 by the rest of the nations around you12-- 5 this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my burning13 zeal I have spoken against the rest of the nations, and against all Edom, for with glee and with malice in their hearts they made my land their own possession so that they might plunder its pastureland.'14 6 Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel and say to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I speak in my jealous wrath because you have suffered the scorn of the nations.15
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