Ezekiel 20:33-44 NIV

33 As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I will rule over you with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm1 and with outpoured wrath.2

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34 I will bring you from the nations3 and gather4 you from the countries where you have been scattered--with a mighty hand5 and an outstretched arm and with outpoured wrath.6

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35 I will bring you into the desert7 of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment8 upon you.

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36 As I judged your fathers in the desert of the land of Egypt, so I will judge you, declares the Sovereign LORD.9

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37 I will take note of you as you pass under my rod,10 and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant.11

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38 I will purge12 you of those who revolt and rebel against me. Although I will bring them out of the land where they are living, yet they will not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD.13

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39 " 'As for you, O house of Israel, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Go and serve your idols,14 every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane my holy name15 with your gifts and idols.16

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40 For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel,17 declares the Sovereign LORD, there in the land the entire house of Israel will serve me, and there I will accept them. There I will require your offerings18 and your choice gifts,a along with all your holy sacrifices.19

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    • d 20:40 - Or "and the gifts of your firstfruits"
      41 I will accept you as fragrant incense20 when I bring you out from the nations and gather21 you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will show myself holy22 among you in the sight of the nations.23

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      42 Then you will know that I am the LORD,24 when I bring you into the land of Israel,25 the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your fathers.26

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      43 There you will remember your conduct27 and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves28 for all the evil you have done.29

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      44 You will know that I am the LORD, when I deal with you for my name's sake30 and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices, O house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.31' "

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