therefore, 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, to the desolate ruins and the deserted towns that have been plundered and ridiculed by the rest of the nations around you—
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this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my burning 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.’
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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.
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Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I swear with uplifted hand that the nations around you will also suffer scorn.
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“ ‘But you, mountains of Israel, will produce branches and fruit for my people Israel, for they will soon come home.
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I am concerned for you and will look on you with favor; you will be plowed and sown,
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and I will cause many people to live on you—yes, all of Israel. The towns will be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.
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I will increase the number of people and animals living on you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
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I will cause people, my people Israel, to live on you. They will possess you, and you will be their inheritance; you will never again deprive them of their children.
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“ ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because some say to you, “You devour people and deprive your nation of its children,”
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therefore you will no longer devour people or make your nation childless, declares the Sovereign LORD.