Ezekiel 20:35-45 NIV

35 I will bring you into the desert1 of the nations and there, face to face, I will execute judgment2 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.3

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37 I will take note of you as you pass under my rod,4 and I will bring you into the bond of the covenant.5

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38 I will purge6 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.7

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39 " 'As for you, O house of Israel, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Go and serve your idols,8 every one of you! But afterward you will surely listen to me and no longer profane my holy name9 with your gifts and idols.10

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40 For on my holy mountain, the high mountain of Israel,11 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 offerings12 and your choice gifts,a along with all your holy sacrifices.13

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    • d 20:40 - Or "and the gifts of your firstfruits"
      41 I will accept you as fragrant incense14 when I bring you out from the nations and gather15 you from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will show myself holy16 among you in the sight of the nations.17

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      42 Then you will know that I am the LORD,18 when I bring you into the land of Israel,19 the land I had sworn with uplifted hand to give to your fathers.20

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      43 There you will remember your conduct21 and all the actions by which you have defiled yourselves, and you will loathe yourselves22 for all the evil you have done.23

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      44 You will know that I am the LORD, when I deal with you for my name's sake24 and not according to your evil ways and your corrupt practices, O house of Israel, declares the Sovereign LORD.25' "

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      Prophecy Against the South

      45 The word of the LORD came to me:

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